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Monster of the Midway: The LanzaJet, Marquis to build 120mgy SAF project in Illinois

Monster of the Midway: The LanzaJet, Marquis to build 120mgy SAF project in Illinois

February 10, 2022 |

LanzaJet and Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel signed an MOU to construct a 120 million gallons per year integrated sustainable fuels plant in the U.S. using low-carbon intensity feedstocks to produce sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel via the LanzaJet Alcohol-to-Jet process. The plant will employ on-site carbon capture and sequestration and renewable energy to produce […]

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Biodiesel Progress, Policy, Plans: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Biodiesel

Biodiesel Progress, Policy, Plans: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Biodiesel

January 24, 2022 |

You may have seen the breaking news last week that the National Biodiesel Board changed its name and expanded its mission, becoming the Clean Fuels Alliance America, but before the NBB did that, Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s VP of Federal Affairs, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC. From the U.S. market under the RFS, biodiesel […]

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Bioplastics: Re-shaping the future of our planet

Bioplastics: Re-shaping the future of our planet

January 24, 2022 |

By Dr. Pramod Kumbhar, President and Chief Technology Officer, Praj Industries Special to The Digest The landscape of plastics and drivers for sustainable solutions As society moves towards sustainable development and a circular economy, one aspect which needs urgent attention is the use of plastic and plastic-based products. With multiple functions and excellent material properties […]

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TU Graz researchers produce high purity hydrogen from real biogas

TU Graz researchers produce high purity hydrogen from real biogas

November 9, 2021 |

In Austria, researchers at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) are continuing the Biogas2H2 project. In one of the world’s largest industry-related demonstration plants, they produce high-purity hydrogen directly at an existing biogas plant from real biogas, which includes all the impurities that are present in the gas. The project is funded by the Austrian Research […]

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Low Carbon Options for Corn Pathways: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO Conversion R&D

Low Carbon Options for Corn Pathways: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO Conversion R&D

October 7, 2021 |

Program Manager of Conversion R&D at BETO shared this illuminating slide guide on the role of products and Gen1 ethanol. From co-products’ impact on economics and biochemical pathways TEA and sustainability analysis to low-carbon options for corn ethanol-to-jet pathways, and more.

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More of the fuel, twice the food: Microbiogen’s yeast breakthrough

More of the fuel, twice the food: Microbiogen’s yeast breakthrough

August 3, 2021 |

For years, it’s been ‘food vs fuel,” a claim that has plagued ethanol producers, that somehow producing fuel from crops would lead to less food production, and anti-ethanol forces painted pictures of mass starvation and land degradation. It was mostly a canard, but an effective one — generally, when fuel is introduced into the equation, […]

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Redefining Meat Through Science: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Beyond Meat

Redefining Meat Through Science: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Beyond Meat

April 14, 2021 |

Looking at the composition of meat versus its animal origin is how Beyond Meat replicates its core structure and uses proprietary science to redefine how we look at meat. In this new presentation, check out at the latest updates, how they became a leading disruptor in the meat category, market share trends, and more.

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Ethanol Industry Options: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Transforming a 1st-Gen Biorefinery

Ethanol Industry Options: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Transforming a 1st-Gen Biorefinery

March 17, 2021 |

David Dodds of the ABLC Due Diligence Wolfpack shared this illuminating slide guide at DigestConnect last week on new technologies that can transform 1G refineries – Carbon Capture, hand sanitizers and other new compounds, advanced protein, adding cellulosic feedstocks, greening supply chains. Let’s analyze the options and identify winning strategies.

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Who’s in Hot Water, Cold Water, and Who’s Just Right?: Mitsubishi, Monolith Materials, Codexis, Casdin, LG Chem, Neste, Wells Fargo, EPA, NXTLEVVEL, Elementis, Growth Energy, US National Labs, Ginkgo Bioworks in the news

Who’s in Hot Water, Cold Water, and Who’s Just Right?: Mitsubishi, Monolith Materials, Codexis, Casdin, LG Chem, Neste, Wells Fargo, EPA, NXTLEVVEL, Elementis, Growth Energy, US National Labs, Ginkgo Bioworks in the news

December 2, 2020 |

Who’s in Hot Water? Some of the Usual Suspects get into the usual trouble. We note that EPA missed the 2021 Renewable Volume Obligation deadline, and Growth Energy threatens a lawsuit. Really. We get tired of reporting on the industry having to (almost annually) sue the government to compel compliance to the law. It’s a […]

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Accelerating Hydrogen, Powerfuels, Renewables: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to The German Energy Transition

Accelerating Hydrogen, Powerfuels, Renewables: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to The German Energy Transition

June 3, 2020 |

DENA, the German Energy Agency, released this slide guide highlighting how the country is transitioning into more energy efficiency, more direct renewable energies and powerfuels. By looking at integrated energy, they are implementing several projects to help industry reduce emissions. The Initiative Energy Efficiency Networks, phasing out nuclear and coal and replacing them with renewable energy, accelerating […]

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