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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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Algae – Aquaculture Alternative for Omega 3 Needs: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Corbion’s Creations

Algae – Aquaculture Alternative for Omega 3 Needs: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Corbion’s Creations

November 26, 2019 |

4.5 billion years ago – that’s when the earth was created. But Corbion is busy creating some life changing things of their own with their food ingredients, biochemicals and innovative biotech platforms. During her presentation at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco, Jill Kauffman Johnson, Head of Global Market Development, Algae Ingredients at Corbion shared the […]

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The Values Chain: An inquiry into how we create and capture value when we innovate

The Values Chain: An inquiry into how we create and capture value when we innovate

November 26, 2019 |

A note to my readers: a few weeks back, I was asked to give some remarks at a private meeting of venture capitalists and technology pioneers on the future of wellness, nutrition, agriculture, biotechnology and innovation. I decided to focus on the capture of value, and tell this story of a Values Chain that I […]

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Democratic Candidates Promise Sweeping Changes in the U.S. Energy Sector – but What Can Actually Get Done?: New Report

Democratic Candidates Promise Sweeping Changes in the U.S. Energy Sector – but What Can Actually Get Done?: New Report

August 28, 2019 |

In New York, Raymond James issued an  in depth analysis of the the energy and climate/environmental policy proposals of the leading Democratic candidates. The focus is on the three candidates who are consistently leading the national and early-state primary polls: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, though we will […]

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New Catalysts, Improved Genetic Tools Bring New Opportunities: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ORNL’s Biomass to Bioproducts

New Catalysts, Improved Genetic Tools Bring New Opportunities: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ORNL’s Biomass to Bioproducts

August 20, 2019 |

Organisms are interesting creatures and genetic tools and biochemical pathway knowledge is changing the way we look at them. Brian Davison, Chief Scientist for Biotechnology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, gave this knowledge-filled presentation on how to leverage organisms for biofuels and bioproducts, consolidated bioprocessing, barriers and solutions to enabling transformation, improved tools for gene […]

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Sayings and images from 12 years traveling on the bioeconomy road

Sayings and images from 12 years traveling on the bioeconomy road

July 28, 2019 |

Today, the Digest turns 12. Since the Digest was launched in July 2007, we’ve had the privilege of telling the amazing success story of the bioeconomy— new applications, companies, and platform technologies have been pouring out of research labs and many of them are deploying rapidly at commercial scale. If you’ve seen the rise of […]

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One Cool Cat – Bio-TCat: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

One Cool Cat – Bio-TCat: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

July 17, 2019 |

Anellotech’s patented Bio-TCat process produces 100% bio-based BTX (i.e. benzene, toluene and xylene) ‘drop-in’ aromatic chemicals, offering a solution to the lack of efficient, scalable processes for producing BTX from renewable, non-food biomass. In addition to BTX, Bio-TCat technology produces a heavier aromatics product, which can be used as bio-marine fuel, or can be upgraded […]

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Carinata Cover Cropping: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

Carinata Cover Cropping: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

July 4, 2019 |

Agrisoma Biosciences, Inc. has the world’s largest collection of Carinata and an extensive modern crop improvement program that allows them to select high yielding varieties ideally suited for production across a broad range of geographies. Agrisoma has commercialized Carinata in North and South America, working with hundreds of farmers on over 50,000 acres of production. […]

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