Category: Thought Leadership

New Year, New Farm Bill: BIO Celebrates Legislation’s Role in Strengthening America’s Bio-based Economy

New Year, New Farm Bill: BIO Celebrates Legislation’s Role in Strengthening America’s Bio-based Economy

December 13, 2018 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President; Head, Industrial & Environmental Section, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Special to The Digest As we move closer to celebrating the end of 2018, Congress has given those working in America’s bio-based and agricultural sectors a reason to celebrate early. The 2018 Farm Bill has passed both chambers of Congress, with […]

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Intellectual Property for Project Development

Intellectual Property for Project Development

December 13, 2018 |

By Dr. Terry Mazanec and Justin Krieger, Esq. Special to The Digest Early movers in a new field can make audacious claims and often become incredibly wealthy. In 1612, some of the first English settlers in America were able to persuade King James I to grant the “Virginia Company” a Charter to a huge portion of […]

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Iowa: Cultivating Growth in Bioprocessing

Iowa: Cultivating Growth in Bioprocessing

December 7, 2018 |

By Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority Special to The Digest For all the things people immediately associate with Iowans (which generally includes cornfields), being boastful isn’t on the list. Though we’re very proud of all our state has to offer, we prefer letting our hard work and knack for problem solving speak for […]

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Financing a Biomass Project When Commercializing New Technology

Financing a Biomass Project When Commercializing New Technology

November 22, 2018 |

By Glenn Farris, Member of Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest If you are planning to develop, or are already developing, a biomass to energy project involving the commercialization of new technology, you have a tough job in front of you. Financing a biomass-to-energy project is never easy, especially when commercialization of new […]

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Announcing Global BioFuture Solutions

Announcing Global BioFuture Solutions

November 10, 2018 |

By Cindy Thyfault, CEO, Global Biofuture Solutions Special to The Digest Innovative financing solutions to realize the next generation of Global Bioeconomy projects that will revolutionize the way the we produce, use and re-use carbon for energy, materials and food. Consumers, investors, and policymakers are looking for Low Carbon and Circular Economy projects to realize […]

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Hiring an expert witness in bioeconomy litigation

Hiring an expert witness in bioeconomy litigation

November 10, 2018 |

  By Wayne Lee, CEO, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest In August 2017, I published an articlewhich focused on important things that attorneys involved in biofuels or biochemical litigation should look for when choosing an expert witness.[1] This article explores the subject of expert witnesses in a bit more depth, including where to find […]

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Results are in: Clariant’s sunliquid delivers 6X lower carbon intensity than fossil gasoline

Results are in: Clariant’s sunliquid delivers 6X lower carbon intensity than fossil gasoline

November 6, 2018 |

By Paolo Corvo, Head of Sales & Marketing, Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives, Clariant Special to The Digest Clariant sunliquid technology delivers low carbon intensity score of 15 gCO2/MJ for the cellulosic ethanol produced using sunliquid technology from agricultural residues feedstock such as corn stover and wheat straw which is more than 6 times lower than the […]

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A close look at what carbon-14 analysis reveals for biofuel blends

A close look at what carbon-14 analysis reveals for biofuel blends

October 29, 2018 |

By Haley Gershon, Beta Analytic Special to The Digest Biofuels maintain an important role in the fuel industry as environmental and human health concerns ignite the transition from using fossil fuels to more eco-friendly options. Alongside environmental benefits, biofuels also offer an opportunity for manufacturers to qualify for tax credits and other financial incentives. This article […]

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Federal Funding Opportunities for Each of the Nine Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) Part 2: TRLs 4-9

Federal Funding Opportunities for Each of the Nine Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) Part 2: TRLs 4-9

October 22, 2018 |

By CJ Evans, Member, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest This the second installment of an article that breaks down all of the many federal funding opportunities that are available to promote innovation into the nine Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) through which new technologies, concepts, and approach must progress to reach full commercialization. […]

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New and improved routes to Low Carbon Fuels, Chemicals and Materials: Re-Thinking the Global Bioeconomy

New and improved routes to Low Carbon Fuels, Chemicals and Materials: Re-Thinking the Global Bioeconomy

October 17, 2018 |

By Tammy Klein, Douglas Faulkner and Gerard J. Ostheimer, Ph.D. Special to The Digest The development of the global bioeconomy has made great leaps and strides over the past 10 years, but it has also had its fair share of stops and starts. Despite numerous technological advances, a witch’s brew of policy issues emerged (and […]

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