Category: Thought Leadership

A Plastics Dichotomy – Durables versus Single Use

A Plastics Dichotomy – Durables versus Single Use

December 10, 2019 |

By Ronald Cascone, Principal, Nexant, Inc. Special to The Digest Love-hate Most people love plastics.  Most people hate plastics. Similarly, most people love nature (sunsets, the beach, walks or drives through the woods, especially for leaf peeping, flowers, furry animals, etc.), but also hate nature (hurricanes, tornados, jellyfish, biting insects, spiders, snakes, skunks, ragweed, fallen […]

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9 Hot New CO2 Applications

9 Hot New CO2 Applications

December 9, 2019 |

By Sam A. Rushing, President – Advanced Cryogenics Special to The Digest BACKGROUND The CO2 industry expands organically, say 3% annually in some markets. The best way to grow more rapidly in the industry, is via the development and implementation of new and unique applications in a wide variety of markets. CO2 applications, of a […]

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A Better Way to Halt Global Warming? Response to Dr. Chichilnisky’s Direct Air Capture Article

A Better Way to Halt Global Warming? Response to Dr. Chichilnisky’s Direct Air Capture Article

December 5, 2019 |

By Don Siefkes, Executive Director, E100 Ethanol Group Special to The Digest Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky’s process of direct carbon capture is technically elegant, but there is a lot simpler, lower cost and faster way to halt global warming that will ensure the future of the biofuel industry. Gasoline is the single largest emitter by far […]

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Clean Marine Fuel in 2020: An Opportunity for Biofuel?

Clean Marine Fuel in 2020: An Opportunity for Biofuel?

December 4, 2019 |

By Michael Newman, Chief Operating Officer, Parhelion Underwriting Inc. Special to The Digest 2018 saw the shipping industry take its first steps towards addressing the challenge of climate change when, at its 72nd session in April, IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted an initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping by […]

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From waste woody biomass to carbon negative transportation fuels via CCUS

From waste woody biomass to carbon negative transportation fuels via CCUS

December 2, 2019 |

By Philipp Stratmann, VP Biofuels, Velocys Special to The Digest At this year’s ABLC Next Conference in San Francisco Velocys presented on the opportunity to produce negative emission fuels at our planned Bayou Fuels facility in Natchez, Mississippi. Whilst we were not the only company presenting on advanced biofuel products at the conference, our integration […]

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Direct Air Capture:  The Key To Reversing Climate Change

Direct Air Capture: The Key To Reversing Climate Change

November 20, 2019 |

By Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, co-founder and CEO of Global Thermostat and co-author of Reversing Climate Change, and Professor of Economics and Mathematical Statistics at Columbia University. Special to The Digest The pace of global climate change is accelerating. So is our understanding of what it takes to avert catastrophic climate change. The world’s power plant […]

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The Role of Chemical Recycling in a Circular Economy and Effective Waste Management

The Role of Chemical Recycling in a Circular Economy and Effective Waste Management

November 18, 2019 |

By Zoltan Kish, Ph.D., Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest The increasing amount of waste is one of the most challenging problems facing the World, which creates enormous environmental problems. According to the World Bank, Canada produces the most waste per capita in the world. Additionally, Canada recycles just 9 percent of its […]

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Top 5 Tips How to Fund Your Project

Top 5 Tips How to Fund Your Project

November 13, 2019 |

By CJ Evans, Managing Director, American Diversified Energy Consulting Services and Executive Director, Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition Special to The Digest Let’s be honest.  It doesn’t matter how revolutionary or good your technology or product is if you cannot secure the funding for it.  FEDERAL FUNDING There is more than $54 billion available in funding […]

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North American Outlook on Biofuels Challenges and Opportunities

North American Outlook on Biofuels Challenges and Opportunities

November 5, 2019 |

Challenges and Opportunities in Biofuels By Steve Hartig, Former VP of Technology Development at ICM Special to The Digest The North American biofuels market can be split into three main segments all of which have major dynamics.  What I would like to do is give a high-level overview of what I see as some of […]

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Feedstock supply chains & Clariant’s experience in Romania

Feedstock supply chains & Clariant’s experience in Romania

October 31, 2019 |

By Paolo Corvo,  Head of Sales & Marketing Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives at Clariant Special to The Digest Bioenergy, and in particular advanced biofuels, will help mitigating climate change, will significantly contribute to reach national and global emission goals, and play a key role in the decarbonization of the transport sector. Multiple studies agree […]

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