Tag: renewable chemicals

2016 Time to Double-down on Renewable Chemicals

2016 Time to Double-down on Renewable Chemicals

February 1, 2016 |

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 […]

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Biobased Chemicals, the regional opportunity: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Iowa’s biobased prospects

Biobased Chemicals, the regional opportunity: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Iowa’s biobased prospects

January 17, 2016 |

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 […]

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Iowa on cusp of biochemicals expansion, if legislature provides incentive: Report

Iowa on cusp of biochemicals expansion, if legislature provides incentive: Report

January 17, 2016 |

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 […]

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Biobased Platform Chemicals: A Clean Credible Solution To Support Climate Action

Biobased Platform Chemicals: A Clean Credible Solution To Support Climate Action

November 29, 2015 |

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.  […]

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Nexant Petro-Bio Training returns in December

Nexant Petro-Bio Training returns in December

November 23, 2015 |

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 […]

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Renewable Chemicals Act of 2015 introduced in Senate aims to provide tax credits

Renewable Chemicals Act of 2015 introduced in Senate aims to provide tax credits

November 19, 2015 |

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 […]

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Stabenow, Franken, Coons introduce tax incentive legislation for renewable chemicals

Stabenow, Franken, Coons introduce tax incentive legislation for renewable chemicals

November 15, 2015 |

In Washington, Senators Stabenow (D-MI), Coons (D-DE) and Franken (D-MN) have introduced S. 2271, the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2015, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide credits for the production of renewable chemicals and investments in renewable chemical production facilities. S. 2271 would create a targeted, short-term tax credit of […]

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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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