By Dr. Bernard Cooker, Chemical Processing Solutions, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest The use of catalysts, both living entities, such as microorganisms, and otherwise inert synthetic and biologically-derived materials, such as supported transition metals and enzymes, are frequently key to the development of technically efficient and low cost commercial processes to biochemicals and […]
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In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization released a landmark report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry. Explosive growth in renewable chemicals BIO reports that “McKinsey & Co. […]
This week, we conducted a webinar on Biorenewables Megatrends with NEXANT principal Ron Cascone, who gave these incisive slides on the state of commercialization in fuels, chemicals, biomaterials and nutrition.
This week, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers of cellulosic sugars, from pilot to player. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, from industry consultant Michele Rubino — whose latest Digest column is here. The recorded version of the Renewable Chemicals Intermediates webinar can be accessed here.
By Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert, re:chem Alliance For all of 2015’s turbulence in the renewable chemical sector, in one area – US government policy – the industry saw marked progress. For the last two years, the Renewable Chemical & Advanced Materials Alliance (re:chem), in concert with other stakeholders, has relentlessly advocated for several policy […]
Biobased Chemicals, the regional opportunity: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Iowa’s biobased prospects
What’s next in the biobased revolution? After fuels, chemicals, say many. What’s the role of incentives, the size of the opportunity and the potential rewards for a region? Two Iowa-based organizations, the Cultivation Corridor and Iowa Bio, recently took a look, and offered up some compelling visuals, which you can see here. And the complete white paper […]
In Iowa, Cultivation Corridor and IowaBio released a new white paper, finding that “Iowa is better-positioned than many domestic competitors to capitalize on the next frontier of bioprocessing in the United States.” At least five potential bio-based chemical production projects were identified through an industry interview process as part of the report. Representatives of each […]
By Marcel van Berkel, Chief Commercial Officer, GFBiochemicals, special to The Digest There is a clear and growing need for new chemical building blocks. As the world readies for COP 21 in Paris, this is more evident than ever before. Civil society, policymakers and industry are all demanding new solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. […]
The next Nexant Petro-Bio Training course is being given in Chicago, December 8-10, 2015. It is a briefing on the petrochemical and hydrocarbon sector that bio-based industrial chemicals and fuels seek to replace, juxtaposed with the bio-based sector itself. Last year, Nexant initiated this 50/50 version in San Francisco, attended by a diversity of people from the chemical and energy industry […]
In Washington, a bill introduced by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Renewable Chemicals Act of 2015, or S. 2271, has been sent to the Senate Finance Committee that seeks to provide tax credits for renewable chemicals production and investment in production capacity. It seeks to provide a 15 cents per pound tax credit for production of […]