Tag: bioeconomy

18.5 million people employed in bioeconomy, primarily in biomass production

18.5 million people employed in bioeconomy, primarily in biomass production

February 25, 2018 |

In Washington, DC, a study conducted by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed for the first time which macroeconomic effects are generated by bioeconomy activities – those using renewable biological resources from land and sea – and that there has been a continuous increase of 10% since 2008. With updated data […]

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Top 18 for 2018-  18 ways to support a biobased economy in the New Year

Top 18 for 2018- 18 ways to support a biobased economy in the New Year

December 31, 2017 |

Happy New Year to all of you Digest readers! Some of you may have already embarked on your New Year’s Resolutions, or some of you may have vowed to not make any resolutions for 2018. Either way, the Digest has you covered with 18 ways you can support a biobased economy in 2018. We’ve already […]

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10 bioeconomy bellwethers: earnings season reveals choppy waters in Q3 2017, bullish outlook for 2018

10 bioeconomy bellwethers: earnings season reveals choppy waters in Q3 2017, bullish outlook for 2018

November 27, 2017 |

The holiday season has arrived and earnings season too — and here are the highlights for 10 bellwether bioeconomy publicly-traded stocks. Aemetis – ethanol prices dive, but cellulosic on the way Avantium – IPO completed, Synvia next, then Zambezi BioAmber – “bumpy road continues”; cost focus, Sarnia expansion Calyxt – on track for soybean commercial […]

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Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

November 22, 2017 |

In Brussels, on the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day, EuropaBio called for an ambitious revision of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. Such a revision would help tackle climate change and meet the needs of a growing population whilst boosting Europe’s resource efficiency, competitiveness and long-term economic growth. “To achieve this, the revision must put in place a […]

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European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto: The Digest’s Special Guide

European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto: The Digest’s Special Guide

November 22, 2017 |

“We, representatives from large and small companies, NGOs, biomass producers, regions, and academia from all over Europe as members of the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel, have prepared this manifesto based on the Building Blocks document, prepared as outcome of the Bioeconomy Stakeholders Conference under the auspices of the Dutch Presidency of the European Council in […]

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6 Degrees of Innovation: From the Playboy Mansion to a hot renewables tech in 6 steps

6 Degrees of Innovation: From the Playboy Mansion to a hot renewables tech in 6 steps

July 3, 2017 |

The sixth season of the reality show Kendra on Top commenced on the WE Network this past week, a spin-off from the Playboy Playmate reality show Girls Next Door, which ran from 2005 to 2010. With Girls Next Door, I never quite figured out if the show’s title referred to the guest house at the Playboy […]

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Responding to Trump: the new economies of Pittsburgh…and Paris and Paris and Paris

Responding to Trump: the new economies of Pittsburgh…and Paris and Paris and Paris

June 4, 2017 |

Last November, Donald J. Trump was elected President by the voters of Paris. Paris, PA, that is. It’s a suburb of Pittsburgh, as it happens. Of “I was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” fame.  Where Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto joined the mayors of more than 175 cities in a rebel yell that has […]

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“Scaling Up the Low Carbon Bioeconomy” ministerial event set for Beijing

“Scaling Up the Low Carbon Bioeconomy” ministerial event set for Beijing

June 4, 2017 |

In China, Mission Innovation and Biofuture Platform will host a side event “Scaling Up the Low Carbon Bioeconomy”. June 8, at the China National Convention Center, Beijing, as part of the CEM8 and Mission Innovation 2 Ministerial in Beijing. The event will highlight the recent contributions of Mission Innovation Sustainable Biofuels Innovation Challenge (SBIC) and the Biofuture Platform […]

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Rapid Advancement: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the nation’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute – RAPID

Rapid Advancement: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the nation’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute – RAPID

May 15, 2017 |

Last december , the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would support the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute with $70 million over five years, subject to federal appropriations. Another $70 million is expected from RAPID’s partners, including companies, universities, laboratories and other organizations. The new institute will be known as RAPID, the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification […]

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The Emperor’s New Jobs

The Emperor’s New Jobs

January 29, 2017 |

Among biodiesel’s amazing growth stats is word from LMC International that the 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel used by Americans in 2015 supported $8.4 billion in economic impact across a wide variety of economic sectors. But here was the weird news. There were 47,400 jobs. It reminds us of a trend in […]

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