Tag: renewable chemicals

The 50 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories of the Year

The 50 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories of the Year

July 26, 2015 |

Here are the 50 most-read stories, out of the 3,400 we covered last year in The Digest. 1  Where are we with algae biofuels? The page view champ this year, clocking in at 17,821 reads — though the “algae fuels” story is starting to look like a verse out of the song “In the year 2525”. […]

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“The Time Is Ripe” for a renewable chemical production tax credit

“The Time Is Ripe” for a renewable chemical production tax credit

July 26, 2015 |

By Corinne Young, Chief Advocate and Michele Jalbert, Chief Operating Officer of the Renewable Chemicals and Advanced Materials Alliance (re:chem) Special to The Digest While naysayers contend changing the US tax code is implausible, we at the Renewable Chemical and Advanced Materials Alliance (re:chem), see possibility –  in fact, necessity – to ensure US global […]

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Pavel Molchanov reports on renewable chemical industry opportunities

Pavel Molchanov reports on renewable chemical industry opportunities

September 22, 2014 |

In California, analyst Pavel Molchanov reported on a number of trends identified at the Biobased Chemicals Commercialization and Partnering Conference earlier this month. Highlights from the analysis include the enormity of the opportunity in the renewable chemicals industry ($500+ billion globally, depending on the estimate) especially for producers of both fuels and chemicals. Snippets from […]

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69% of chemical industry has embraced sustainability, says Genomatica and ICIS survey

69% of chemical industry has embraced sustainability, says Genomatica and ICIS survey

September 8, 2014 |

In California, Genomatica has announced the results of a survey on sustainability issues in the chemical industry. Key findings from 958 respondents include: 69% say their company has a sustainability policy in place or are currently developing one. 67% describe their company’s top business priority in sustainability as either promoting or marketing sustainable products, taking […]

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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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Lignin chemicals to hit the market by 2021, Lux Research reports

Lignin chemicals to hit the market by 2021, Lux Research reports

July 14, 2014 |

In Massachusetts, the first higher-value chemical derived from lignin will hit the market in 2021, according to a new Lux Research report. Additionally, thermal routes for converting lignin into smaller chemical constituents appear the best for near-term development; chemical, metallic catalytic, and biological may take longer to come downy the pipeline. Finally, the report also […]

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Farm Bill provides $250M to USDA for BAP, expands loan guarantees

Farm Bill provides $250M to USDA for BAP, expands loan guarantees

February 24, 2014 |

In Washington, the Farm Bill provides $250 million to the USDA for the development and construction of commercial-scale biorefineries that produce advanced biofuels in Section 9003. Mandatory budget authority for Section 9003 totals $100 million for this year, and $50 million for 2015 and 2016, and discretionary funding can reach $75 million. The bill also […]

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2014 may spell resurgance for private investment in renewable chemicals

2014 may spell resurgance for private investment in renewable chemicals

January 6, 2014 |

According to Green Chemicals Blog, 2014 may see a resurgence of private investment in renewable chemicals as traditional chemical companies including DSM, BASF, DuPont, Braskem, Dow, and more turn toward investment in several commercially-viable biobased chemicals. Recent financing announcements from Amyris, Calysta Energy, Global Bioenergies, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, and more support this assertion. The […]

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New report predicts renewable chemicals market worth $83.4 billion by 2018

New report predicts renewable chemicals market worth $83.4 billion by 2018

June 25, 2013 |

In Texas, MarketsandMarkets “Renewable Chemicals Market – Alcohols (Ethanol, Methanol), Biopolymers (Starch, PLA, PHA, Polyethylene and Others), Platform Chemicals and Others – Global Trends and Forecasts to 2018″ predicts that the market will grow from an estimated $57.5 billion in 2012 to $83.4 billion by 2018, with a CAGR of 7.7% from 2013 to 2018. […]

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The Renewable Chemical Industry Must Speak with One Voice

The Renewable Chemical Industry Must Speak with One Voice

May 23, 2013 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice-President, BIO; head, Industrial Biotechnology & Environment section Because of biotechnology innovation, the renewable chemical space is quickly becoming a robust part of the biorefinery landscape. BIO and its renewable chemicals companies have fought a long battle to be included in federal policies that support other renewable technologies. The industry has […]

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