Category: Thought Leadership

Innovative Foundation in Iowa

Innovative Foundation in Iowa

May 20, 2019 |

By Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority Special to The Digest In Iowa, we work tirelessly to maintain our reputation as a bioscience epicenter with a continuous focus on innovation and collaboration. By capitalizing on our agricultural roots and research capabilities in plant, animal and human biosciences, the bioscience industry is thriving in our […]

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Owner’s Engineer – Help bridging the commercialization gap

Owner’s Engineer – Help bridging the commercialization gap

May 15, 2019 |

By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest At a basic level, an owner’s engineer is an experienced consultant brought onto the project team with a deep understanding of both the industry being supported and experience working with engineering and construction firms, thus able to represent the company interest. Commonly, it […]

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Renewable Diesel is a Game Changer for Sustainable Aviation and Low Carbon Fuel Markets in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia

Renewable Diesel is a Game Changer for Sustainable Aviation and Low Carbon Fuel Markets in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia

April 22, 2019 |

By Will Thurmond, President & CEO, Emerging Markets Online Special to The Digest According to a new study by market research firm Emerging Markets Online, renewable diesel is becoming a game changer for several key areas of the low carbon fuels industry, including: (1) the global aviation industry, representing a 90 billion gallon/yr market and […]

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Ethanol CO2 by-product is critically important to merchant CO2 industry

Ethanol CO2 by-product is critically important to merchant CO2 industry

April 17, 2019 |

By Sam A. Rushing, President, Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. Special to The Digest A Significant Source Type Which Endures CO2 by-product sources from ethanol dominate the source – map v. other source types, where next in line include sources from ammonia and natural /pipeline facilities. I am pleased to see that new sources continue to arise […]

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Cap and Trade, RINs, and the Risks of the Future

Cap and Trade, RINs, and the Risks of the Future

April 9, 2019 |

Mike Newman is a Director of Parhelion Underwriting Special to The Digest The best climate policy – environmentally and economically – limits emissions and puts a price on them. Cap and trade is one way to do both. It’s a system designed to reduce pollution in our atmosphere. The cap on greenhouse gas emissions that […]

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The Compelling Case for Biojet Fuel

The Compelling Case for Biojet Fuel

April 1, 2019 |

By Jess Hewitt and Jonathan Lewis, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Biojet is in the news a lot lately, with one carrier after another announcing a test flight. But widespread use by most airlines just does not seem to be happening. Why? Let’s look at the case for Biojet and determine its real […]

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The Next Chapter for Algae

The Next Chapter for Algae

March 27, 2019 |

The Farm Bill of 2018 recognizes algae as a crop for the first time. Will we be bold enough to treat it like one? By Dr. Rebecca White, Vice President of Operations, iWi (Qualitas Health, Inc.) Special to The Digest This Wednesday marks a major milestone in the history of the American algae industry: the […]

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Biotechnology Commercialization Roadmap

Biotechnology Commercialization Roadmap

March 26, 2019 |

By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest As the next wave of first-of-a-kind biorefineries ramps-up, the subject of project engineering once again comes to the forefront. Questions about the overall process, why it takes so long and costs so much abound, all capped off by the realization that an EPC […]

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Port of Seattle and Washington state coalesce for sustainable aviation fuels

Port of Seattle and Washington state coalesce for sustainable aviation fuels

March 21, 2019 |

By Fred Felleman, Port of Seattle Commissioner Special to The Digest Despite our reputation as environmentally progressive and determined protectors of the climate, Washington state has not kept up with its neighbors to the north and south when it comes to a clean fuel standard or supply. We know how to make the fuel. Washington […]

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Commitment to R&D is the Key

Commitment to R&D is the Key

March 19, 2019 |

By Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority Special to The Digest As the nation’s No. 1 producer of ethanol and biodiesel and with country’s second-lowest cost of doing business, Iowa is recognized as a bioprocessing hub. The state successfully blends ample biomass with a business-friendly regulatory environment designed to stimulate the growth and profitability […]

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