Author Archive: Jim Lane

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Circular economies, from California to Sweden: Neste’s wheeling, rolling, moving, flowing

Circular economies, from California to Sweden: Neste’s wheeling, rolling, moving, flowing

April 18, 2019 |

In California, waste feedstock from the city of Oakland is now being converted to Neste MY Renewable Diesel and fuels the city’s fleet. The city, Neste, fuel distributor Western States Oil and local collectors for used cooking oil joined forces to gather waste cooking oils from restaurants and other businesses in the Oakland metropolitan area […]

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Putting CO₂ Emissions to Work: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Opus 12

Putting CO₂ Emissions to Work: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Opus 12

April 18, 2019 |

Opus 12 has developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. Their technology bolts onto any source of CO₂ emissions, and with only water and electricity as inputs, transforms that CO₂ into some of the world’s most critical chemical products. Opus 12 was one of six clean energy startups selected from around […]

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Ethanol CO2 by-product is critically important to merchant CO2 industry

Ethanol CO2 by-product is critically important to merchant CO2 industry

April 17, 2019 |

By Sam A. Rushing, President, Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. Special to The Digest A Significant Source Type Which Endures CO2 by-product sources from ethanol dominate the source – map v. other source types, where next in line include sources from ammonia and natural /pipeline facilities. I am pleased to see that new sources continue to arise […]

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India’s Ethanol Scenario: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj

India’s Ethanol Scenario: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj

April 17, 2019 |

Praj Americas, Inc., subsidiary of Praj industries ltd,  is a unique technology and engineering company in the ethanol arena in the Americas. What started off as an entrepreneurial venture three decades ago, the parent company, Praj Industries, is today a leader in India in the field of bio-based technologies and engineering with presence all over […]

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Beyond beef with no cow, sunflower crop waste for phone cases and binders, BASF’s bioactives from rambutan tree, repurposing wastewater algae, Nouryon’s biopolymer for hair care, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 17th

Beyond beef with no cow, sunflower crop waste for phone cases and binders, BASF’s bioactives from rambutan tree, repurposing wastewater algae, Nouryon’s biopolymer for hair care, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 17th

April 16, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of April 17th. In today’s Digest, beyond beef with no cow, sunflower crop waste for phone cases and binders, BASF’s bioactives from rambutan tree, repurposing wastewater algae, Nouryon’s biopolymer for hair care — these and […]

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Sustainable Super JET Fuels: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to High Performance Fuels

Sustainable Super JET Fuels: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to High Performance Fuels

April 16, 2019 |

Researchers from several labs and universities like Georgia Tech, Sandia National Labs, University of Dayton, and others are working together on Engine Optimized Sustainable Drop-in JET High Performance Fuels (HPF). Anthe George manages the Biomass Science and Conversion Technologies department at Sandia National Laboratories and gave this illuminating overview of how there is a price […]

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The Latest on Biogas: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas

The Latest on Biogas: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas

April 15, 2019 |

Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world’s largest bioeconomy consulting group with over 100 subject matter experts (SME’s) in all areas of the bioeconomy. Terry Mazanec, Principal of T-MAZ LLC and Executive Vice President at Lee Enterprises Consulting gave this illuminating overview of biogas production, treatment and utilization, potential, and more, at ABLC Global 2018 in […]

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BioAg of the Future: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes BioAg

BioAg of the Future: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes BioAg

April 14, 2019 |

Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions focusing on enzymes and microbes. Since 2000, they have brought more than 100 new molecules to market to address specific industry and customer challenges. We account for 2/3 of the entire global investment in developing enzymes, and dedicate 13-14% of our total revenue to R&D. With 48% […]

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Coffee without the coffee bean, bioplastic burial pods, fruit and algae clothing, soy straws, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 12th

Coffee without the coffee bean, bioplastic burial pods, fruit and algae clothing, soy straws, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 12th

April 11, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of April 12th In today’s Digest, coffee without the coffee bean, bioplastic burial pods, fruit and algae clothing, soy straws — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. #1 Coffee without […]

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From Bioenergy to Bioproducts: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to JBEI

From Bioenergy to Bioproducts: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to JBEI

April 11, 2019 |

Joint BioEnergy Institute is a U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Center dedicated to developing advanced biofuels—liquid fuels derived from the solar energy stored in plant biomass that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. Inside JBEI’s Emeryville laboratories, researchers are using the latest tools in molecular biology,  chemical engineering, computational and robotic technologies to […]

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