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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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A Year of Accomplishments: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Haldor Topsoe’s Results

A Year of Accomplishments: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Haldor Topsoe’s Results

March 17, 2020 |

Check out this latest annual report section from Haldor Topsoe on their Accomplishments and Results from 2019, including a five-year financial summary to see their growth over the years. Find out how their catalysts, which help refiners produce diesel with ultra-low sulfur content, have done in terms of revenue and orders, what their outlook for […]

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Oberon Fuels, SHV Energy partner up to accelerate renewable DME: is this tech a carbon removal machine of great importance?

Oberon Fuels, SHV Energy partner up to accelerate renewable DME: is this tech a carbon removal machine of great importance?

February 11, 2020 |

In California, Oberon Fuels and SHV Energy are partnering to accelerate the use of renewable DME to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation fuel.  For Oberon’s path to scale, the partnership will include funding to augment a recent $2.9M grant from the California Energy Commission grant to further develop DME fueling infrastructure and vehicle development. […]

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Delaware Innovation Space expands First Fund Investment Program

Delaware Innovation Space expands First Fund Investment Program

January 6, 2020 |

In Delaware, the Delaware Innovation Space’s  First Fund program, providing early stage science startups with critical seed and pre-seed funding and access to business building expertise, community of experts, core programs, scientific equipment, and extensive multi-use laboratories, can now each secure an investment of up to $150,000 from the First Fund Program to fund their […]

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HempWave to take controlling stake in Celexus

HempWave to take controlling stake in Celexus

December 31, 2019 |

In Arizona, HempWave has revealed it plans on buying a controlling stake in Celexus, an acquisition, management and holding company for early-stage, high-growth businesses and technologies in the hemp industry.   Under the terms of the deal, slated to close in May of 2020, Celexus will change its name to Hempwave and become the brand […]

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