Category: Thought Leadership

Harmonizing a Three-Headed Regulatory Monster

Harmonizing a Three-Headed Regulatory Monster

March 13, 2018 |

By Graham Noyes, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition Special to The Digest Widely considered to be Godzilla‘s arch-nemesis, King Ghidorah (キングギドラ) is a three-headed dragon kaiju that first faced Godzilla in the 1964 Godzilla film,  Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. While not as entertaining to watch as a Godzilla film with a three-headed flying monster, the current regulatory struggle over national auto […]

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The Biobased Economy Is Reaching a Tipping Point

The Biobased Economy Is Reaching a Tipping Point

February 26, 2018 |

By Brent Erickson, executive vice-president; Head, Industrial & Environmental Section, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Special to The Digest This week, I’ll be addressing the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference. I’d like to thank Jim Lane for giving me that opportunity again this year. I appreciate it, because BIO is the only trade association that advocates for the […]

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Biotechnology Scale-up Hacks

Biotechnology Scale-up Hacks

February 15, 2018 |

By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest Not enough time or money to scale-up following the traditional rules of advanced biotechnology (10:1 scale-up factor, 1,000 hours of integrated pilot/demo operation, etc)? Welcome to the reality of the biotechnology start-up world. The common question in that situation is: if I do not […]

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That was then, This is NOW! or The New Economics of Biogas Projects

That was then, This is NOW! or The New Economics of Biogas Projects

February 7, 2018 |

By Scott Warfield, CERES Project Services, Member, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest This is the seventh in a series of articles prepared by the experts at Lee Enterprises Consulting (LEC) who will be speaking at the ABLC 2018 conference in Washington DC, February 28 to March 2. With respect to Susan E. Hinton […]

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Innovators Dilemma Revisited in Renewable Chemicals and Materials

Innovators Dilemma Revisited in Renewable Chemicals and Materials

February 2, 2018 |

By Daniel Lane and Joel Stone, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest This is the fourth in a series of articles prepared by the experts at Lee Enterprises Consulting (LEC) who will be speaking at the ABLC 2018 conference in Washington DC, February 28 to March 2. Previous installments in the State of […]

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Advanced Biofuels: Now? Later? Never?

Advanced Biofuels: Now? Later? Never?

February 1, 2018 |

By Terry J. Mazanec, PhD; T-MAZ LLC, Member, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest This is the third in a series of articles prepared by the experts at Lee Enterprises Consulting (LEC) who will be speaking at the ABLC 2018 conference in Washington DC, February 28 to March 2. Previous installments in the State […]

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Case Study: 1MW to 3MW Anaerobic Digester Upgrade in Only 6 Months!

Case Study: 1MW to 3MW Anaerobic Digester Upgrade in Only 6 Months!

January 31, 2018 |

By John D. Forcier, P.E.; Forcier Consulting Engineers, Member Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to the Digest This is the second in the 8-part series, State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018, prepared by experts at Lee Enterprises Consulting (LEC) who will be speaking at the ABLC 2018 conference in Washington DC, February 28 to March 2. […]

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Extraction of Valuable Oils from Algae and other Green Plants: Challenges, Opportunities and Commercial Landscape

Extraction of Valuable Oils from Algae and other Green Plants: Challenges, Opportunities and Commercial Landscape

January 30, 2018 |

By Brian Goodall, PhD; First Garden City Consulting, Member Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest This is the first in a 8-part series of articles — the State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018 — more on the complete series here. Extracting vegetable oils is both an art and a science, with some being practiced […]

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Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2017

Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2017

January 28, 2018 |

By Dr. Bernard Cooker, Chemical Processing Solutions, Consultant with Lee Enterprises Consulting Inc. Special to The Digest This is a review of the biomass-fed chemical process projects producing renewable chemical products which were published in Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) and Chemical and Engineering News (CEN) from 1/1/17 to 12/18/17. It includes activity in biochemicals, biopolymers […]

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The Circuitry in Our Cells

The Circuitry in Our Cells

January 22, 2018 |

By Alec A.K. Nielsen Originally published at asimov.io, republished with permission If you’re reading this, you’re probably biological. As you sit quietly, trillions of cells in your body are performing a frenetic dance of biochemical computation that makes your existence possible. Consider this: You were once a single cell – a fertilized egg. This single cell […]

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