Tag: bioeconomy

Industrial biotech employment to triple to 1.5 million in the EU by 2030: new report

Industrial biotech employment to triple to 1.5 million in the EU by 2030: new report

September 28, 2016 |

In Brussels, EuropaBio released a report concluding that Industrial Biotech contributes over €30 billion to the EU economy and around 500 000 jobs. The new study was launched in the European Parliament as part of a series of activities across Europe celebrating European Biotech Week. The Report’s employment data The report found that the core […]

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The EU aims for bioeconomy perfect, by tossing out the good

The EU aims for bioeconomy perfect, by tossing out the good

September 11, 2016 |

If you’ve been trapped in a sensory deprivation chamber the past few months, or simply tune out anything to do with the European Commission, you’ve probably not noticed that the EU has put itself on a fast-track to limit, if not abandon, first-generation biofuels and focus almost exclusively for its carbon future on advanced biofuels. […]

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The BioWizards of Oz: The Digest’s 2016 Special Report on Australia

The BioWizards of Oz: The Digest’s 2016 Special Report on Australia

July 3, 2016 |

Who’s running the show? Inconclusive Aussie election points to minority government, hung parliament In Australia, the center-right Coalition parties are clinging to power after a Federal election Saturday which resulted in a sharp swing to the Labor Party, and to a plethora of minor parties. The government has secured 65 seats, 11 short of an […]

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Expanding the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to using the Billion Ton Report

Expanding the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to using the Billion Ton Report

June 14, 2016 |

This analysis was presented by Jonny Rogers at ABLC Feedstocks 2016, and is the result of is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), National Laboratories, and various Agency representatives of the Biomass R&D Board’s Analysis Interagency Working Group. Zia Haq (DOE) and Harry Baumes (USDA) are the co-chairs.

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2016 Advanced Bioeconomy Deployment Report

2016 Advanced Bioeconomy Deployment Report

February 28, 2016 |

In Florida, The Digest has released its February 2016 edition of the Advanced Bioeconomy Deployment Report, including industry projects under development through 2019, and statistics and surveys on the industry growth outlook, below. Need a convenient one-click download? Need a one-click download of the complete report for offline study and analysis of the project data and statistics? […]

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Forget “policy reform”, “messaging” says industry: Surprises abound in the 2015 Bioeconomy Agenda poll results

Forget “policy reform”, “messaging” says industry: Surprises abound in the 2015 Bioeconomy Agenda poll results

December 25, 2014 |

Over the past weeks, we’ve asked you in a pair of surveys to help us identify positive steps and strategies to focus on for making industry progress in 2015. You disdained “messaging”, “policy reform”, “focusing on key, motivate customer segments” and “R&D reform”.  Instead, you pointed to “bolt-ons”, “policy stability”, “financing”, “supply chain” and  “focusing on winners” as […]

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10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania

December 24, 2014 |

The East is Green. Asia is confirmed as “the new Brazil” as project developers head en masse to the friendly receptions in Asian countries — based on energy diversification and rural development opportunities. Whether you look at financing, mandates or project announcements, there’s no question that the hottest region is Asia — which started slowly […]

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Time for Teddy Talk

Time for Teddy Talk

December 1, 2014 |

There are times for TED Talks about wondrous advances in technology and the future that awaits us. Then, there are times for Teddy Talks: of practical progress, problem solving, and turning wondrous advances into actual, scaled-up, sustainable, job-creating engines of the economy. While the United States political establishment rocks and roils on the topic of immigration, […]

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Answers for your Questions about the Bioeconomy, biofuels, renewable chemicals and bioproducts

Answers for your Questions about the Bioeconomy, biofuels, renewable chemicals and bioproducts

August 13, 2014 |

Amazing questions get asked at industry conferences — and except for attendees, you generally don’t hear them, or the answers. With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen to get a hold of the powerpoint decks. But how do you get a hold of the great Q&A that follows the presentations — or the […]

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15 Burning Questions (and Answers) for Biofuels in 2013

15 Burning Questions (and Answers) for Biofuels in 2013

December 13, 2012 |

Policy, finance, technology, feedstocks, markets, prices, opposition. Here’s what’s on your mind, as the critical 2013 deployment year for biofuels looms. Great topic suggestions from Digest readers have been pouring into my inbox all week — for the private, pre-ABLC briefing that we are prepping for DC this April. (By the way, thank you to the many […]

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