Category: Thought Leadership

Using Waste Carbon Feedstocks to Produce Chemicals

Using Waste Carbon Feedstocks to Produce Chemicals

April 27, 2020 |

By Elizabeth R. Nesbitt, Senior International Trade Analyst (Pharma/Biotech/Nanotech), U.S. International Trade Commission Special to The Digest Using waste carbon from industrial emissions as a feedstock for chemical manufacture appears to be a viable complement to ongoing abatement efforts. For one thing, such processes can reduce the amounts of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere, helping […]

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An Economic Rebound Will Need Ethanol

An Economic Rebound Will Need Ethanol

April 22, 2020 |

By Doug Durante, Executive Director, Clean Fuels Development Coalition Special to The Digest A recent article by Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor caught my eye due to a simple but important headline, which was Ethanol Industry Needs Support Now More than Ever. The economic importance of the ethanol industry to agriculture and rural America cannot […]

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4 Ways to Address Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

4 Ways to Address Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

April 21, 2020 |

By Drew Page, Content Marketing Lead, Siege Media Special to The Digest After many studies and drastic changes in the environment, scientists are certain that human pollution, especially in the last 50 years, has had a significantly negative effect on the planet. In less than 150 years, greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide and methane have […]

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Getting Money to Survive and Thrive – Federal Programs and Resources Available to Support the Bioeconomy

Getting Money to Survive and Thrive – Federal Programs and Resources Available to Support the Bioeconomy

April 20, 2020 |

By Bill Hagy, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest A series of PowerPoint Presentations outlining key Federal Financial Programs and Assistance that are available to support the domestic bioeconomy have been provided.  This was not intended to be an” all inclusive” listing of federal programs/resources available.  The PowerPoints were divided into the three […]

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Harvesting Data to Maximize Crop Yields

Harvesting Data to Maximize Crop Yields

April 14, 2020 |

By Alfredo Patron, executive vice president of business development, TeamViewer Special to The Digest In 1850, approximately six out of every ten Americans worked in agriculture,1 much of it for their own consumption.  During that era, even people holding other jobs understood just about everything that had to do with farming.  Food products sold from […]

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From weeds to wealth – Researchers discover simple method to make valuable levulinic acid and cement additive from hemp waste

From weeds to wealth – Researchers discover simple method to make valuable levulinic acid and cement additive from hemp waste

April 13, 2020 |

By Noppadon Sathitsuksanoh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor – Chemical Engineering (Energy & Sustainability), University of Louisville Special to The Digest In Kentucky, Louisville scientists add value to solid wastes from the hemp product industry. Their research exploits a simple process that transforms the waste into levulinic acid, a valuable chemical and a cement additive for green […]

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The Latest Developments on Powering Our World with Grass, Twigs, and Other Green Waste

The Latest Developments on Powering Our World with Grass, Twigs, and Other Green Waste

April 9, 2020 |

By Michael Timko, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Special to The Digest The sound of scraping your plate of un-eaten food is a familiar one to all of us. For most people in the U.S., this food winds up in the local landfill. In some locations, composting options are available. But, the […]

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Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel Industries’ Vision Sees Hope Amongst COVID-19

Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel Industries’ Vision Sees Hope Amongst COVID-19

April 8, 2020 |

By Donnell Rehagen, Chief Executive Officer, National Biodiesel Board Special to The Digest Before the COVID-19 pandemic became the primary focus of our industry, and the world, the National Biodiesel Board and our industry leadership spent much of 2019 assessing our longer-term future. Once our nation gets through the current uncertainty that is ahead of […]

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4 New Opportunities for Ethanol Facilities, Thanks to Breakthrough Membrane Technology

4 New Opportunities for Ethanol Facilities, Thanks to Breakthrough Membrane Technology

April 6, 2020 |

By Joel Stone, ConVergInce Advisers and member of Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest A unique and affordable membrane technology exhibiting extremely low fouling rates can offer significant benefits to dry mill ethanol operations, especially on streams containing protein and oil components. First opportunity: Recover soluble protein, oil, and insolubles from stillage backset The […]

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2026 and the Case for Co-location of Biorefineries with Advanced Nuclear

2026 and the Case for Co-location of Biorefineries with Advanced Nuclear

April 1, 2020 |

By Ross Mazur and Joel Braden of Sustainable Fuels Consulting LLC, and graciously edited by Nick Touran Special to The Digest Advanced nuclear has made significant inroads over the past decade. Nearly 50 startups now occupy the space. Advanced nuclear is no longer a dream for the future, this sector has already broken ground. According […]

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