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Carbon-negative fuels come clearer, closer with Oberon’s leap to demo scale

Carbon-negative fuels come clearer, closer with Oberon’s leap to demo scale

July 15, 2019 |

From California comes news that Oberon Fuels has been officially awarded a grant for $2,876,139 from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a first-of-its-kind, multi-phase project to produce the first renewable dimethyl ether (rDME), with what could arguably be the most carbon-negative transport fuel ever produced at scale. Carbon neutral, zero-emission, carbon negative – what […]

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Path to Plant and Partners: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

Path to Plant and Partners: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

July 15, 2019 |

Avantium, originally launched in 2000 as a spin-off from Shell, is a chemical technology company and develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from biobased materials. Avantium offers a breeding ground for renewable chemistry solutions – from invention to commercially viable production processes. Zanna McFerson, Managing Director of Avantium, offers this enlightening overview of their […]

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11 Fatal No-No’s and 15 Yay-Yay’s: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Lobbying for Your Cause

11 Fatal No-No’s and 15 Yay-Yay’s: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Lobbying for Your Cause

July 14, 2019 |

It’s tough to win the public policy debate and the government agency funding battles, so American Diversified Energy offered this super helpful presentation at the ABLC this past April on how to make sure you are lobbying – successfully – for your cause and shared the big no-no’s to avoid. CJ Evans, Managing Director of […]

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Feed the Fish: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to NovoNutrients

Feed the Fish: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to NovoNutrients

July 14, 2019 |

In line with today’s top story about NovoNutrients, check out this Multi-Slide Guide from CEO David Tze summing up their IP and process technology, overview of the aquaculture industry, how NovoMeal fits the bill, how it was validated in rainbow trout trials in a USDA facility, their scaleable plans, the superiority of bacteria for protein concentrates, […]

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The Competitive Edge: Licella

The Competitive Edge: Licella

July 11, 2019 |

Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? The Cat-HTR platform was invented in Australia by Dr Len Humphreys (Licella CEO) and Prof Thomas Maschmeyer. Having identified the […]

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Organic Waste to Energy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

Organic Waste to Energy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

July 11, 2019 |

Ag-Grid Energy LLC has 5 projects underway currently where the emphasis is organic waste to renewable energy. Ag-Grid Energy has a vision to drive dairy farm sustainability by converting agricultural and organic waste to energy, enhance nutrient management practices thereby improving farm viability and financial stability. Rashi Akki, Founder & CEO, Ag-Grid Energy LLC gave […]

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NBB tells EPA, Stop Damaging the Biodiesel Industry

NBB tells EPA, Stop Damaging the Biodiesel Industry

July 10, 2019 |

By Donnell Rehagen, Chief Executive Officer at National Biodiesel Board Special to The Digest This year has been brutal for the biodiesel industry. As if the absence of the biodiesel tax credit wasn’t enough of a challenge, these unjust retroactive small refinery waivers are destroying the biodiesel market and devastating farmers and the workers we […]

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New coalition working on SAF: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to AFCC

New coalition working on SAF: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to AFCC

July 10, 2019 |

Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition advocates for public policy to promote the development and production of alternative fuels and chemicals, especially sustainable aviation fuels. It’s a collaborative government affairs effort formed just months ago in January 2019 and organized by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton & American Diversified Energy. Rina Singh, PhD, Executive Vice President of […]

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Heard on the Floor at the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

Heard on the Floor at the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

July 10, 2019 |

For the past 12 months, there have been an alarming number of t-shirts floating around the bioeconomy suggesting that people “get their biomass to Iowa,” or maybe it was in Iowa.  We’re all supposed to be in Iowa, that’s for sure, and this week, as the bioeconomy’s biggest and grandest show, the BIO World Congress, […]

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Heard on the Floor at the 2019 BIO World Congress in Iowa

Heard on the Floor at the 2019 BIO World Congress in Iowa

July 10, 2019 |

    For the past 12 months, there have been an alarming number of t-shirts floating around the bioeconomy suggesting that people “get their biomass to Iowa,” or maybe it was in Iowa.  We’re all supposed to be in Iowa, that’s for sure, and this week, as the bioeconomy’s biggest and grandest show, the BIO […]

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