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Biodegradable underwear, fish guts to fashion, lab-grown antelope, Coldplay’s sustainable tour: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 21st

Biodegradable underwear, fish guts to fashion, lab-grown antelope, Coldplay’s sustainable tour: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 21st

October 21, 2021 |

It’s almost the weekend so let’s celebrate this week’s crazy and amazing innovations. From Coldplay’s “sustainable tour” emitting half the CO2 emissions as the previous tour with a bamboo stage, biodegradable glitter and renewable energy, to fish guts turned into fashion, apple-growing sneakers, and biodegradable underwear, these cool innovations are pretty darn exciting. In today’s […]

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Big Cellulosic: Inside the Clariant cellulosic ethanol at Podari, Romania

Big Cellulosic: Inside the Clariant cellulosic ethanol at Podari, Romania

October 20, 2021 |

Special to The Digest Fueled by a need for more efficient and sustainable solutions, industries across the globe are changing the materials they use. This demand has created an opportunity for renewable raw materials to emerge as an innovative solution to sustainable energy and production needs. Sustainability is one of Clariant’s strategic pillars, including a […]

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ANA launches SAF flight initiative to promote sustainability and reduced CO2 emissions

ANA launches SAF flight initiative to promote sustainability and reduced CO2 emissions

October 17, 2021 |

In Japan, All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for nine consecutive years, launched “SAF Flight Initiative”, a new and dedicated program to reduce CO2 emissions and promote sustainable aviation fuel. Designed to promote Sustainable Aviation Fuel by collaborating with leading companies in this area, the program is the latest effort by ANA to […]

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Ethanol production up 5.5% for 13 week high

Ethanol production up 5.5% for 13 week high

October 17, 2021 |

In Indonesia, ethanol production scaled up by 54,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 5.5%, to a 13-week high of 1.032 million b/d, equivalent to 43.34 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending October 8. Production was 10.1% above the same week last year, which was […]

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Topsoe puts demonstration plant into operation for production of Methanol from biogas

Topsoe puts demonstration plant into operation for production of Methanol from biogas

October 17, 2021 |

In Denmark, Haldor Topsoe put a demonstration plant into operation for the production of sustainable Methanol from biogas. The plant will have an annual capacity of 10,0000l of CO2-neutral methanol from biogas and green power and is scheduled to be fully operational by the beginning of 2022. Methanol can be used for marine fuel, blend […]

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Report shows $116M invested in alternative seafood companies in H1 2021

Report shows $116M invested in alternative seafood companies in H1 2021

October 17, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Good Food Institute released their first-ever State of the Industry Report focusing on the alternative seafood sector. This report explores the global alternative seafood industry’s commercial landscape and shares the latest on investments, sales data, and consumer insights. Some key takeaways from the report include: $116 million was invested in alternative […]

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BICO gets patents in the United States and Sweden for 3D bioprinting of bioinks

BICO gets patents in the United States and Sweden for 3D bioprinting of bioinks

October 17, 2021 |

In Sweden, BICO, has been granted two patents relating to the regulation and precise control of bioink’s processing temperatures in 3D Bioprinters, which complements a full portfolio of solutions being developed by BICO and its subsidiary CELLINK. The first patent, US 11,046,001, was granted in the United States and relates to temperature regulation of the […]

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On-board sensor system for early ID of deposit formation in fuels containing biodiesel

On-board sensor system for early ID of deposit formation in fuels containing biodiesel

October 17, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP and the Fuels Joint Research Group published a new report that looks at the development of an on-board fuel quality sensor system for early identification of deposit formations in fuels containing biodiesel, why it is important for plug-in hybrid vehicles, and more. UFOP reports that in plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), the advantages […]

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Representatives DeLauro and Clark applaud USDA funding of first-ever National Institute for Cellular Agriculture

Representatives DeLauro and Clark applaud USDA funding of first-ever National Institute for Cellular Agriculture

October 17, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) joined The Good Food Institute in acknowledging the critical significance of USDA awarding Tufts University $10 million over five years to establish the National Institute for Cellular Agriculture – the creation of the first-ever U.S. government-funded cultivated protein research center of excellence and represents […]

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Algae behave differently from each other, clues can help for biofuel production

Algae behave differently from each other, clues can help for biofuel production

October 17, 2021 |

In New Mexico, in a recent project funded by the Advanced Algal Systems (AAS) Program, researchers from LANL and the New Mexico Consortium are exploring the biofuel candidate Chlorella sorokiniana, developing genetic engineering tools in order to introduce novel traits that would allow the algae to grow faster and accumulate more biomass for biofuel production. […]

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