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The 50 Hottest Organizations in Bio+Engineering 2021 – early voting results

The 50 Hottest Organizations in Bio+Engineering 2021 – early voting results

November 25, 2020 |

In Florida, Amyris, Fluid Quip Technologies, Praj Industries and MetGen have taken the lead in early voting in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bio+Engineering for 2021. The Digest released the early-voting totals from Subscriber Voting — which do not yet include Invited International Selector votes. Private Companies on the rise, National Labs disappoint Companies such as Ginkgo […]

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The TIPping Point: Technology, Investment, Policy, and the advanced bioeconomy, Dioxide Materials, Genomatica, ADM, InnovaFeed, Aemetis, Nova Pangaea, and the UK are showing the way

The TIPping Point: Technology, Investment, Policy, and the advanced bioeconomy, Dioxide Materials, Genomatica, ADM, InnovaFeed, Aemetis, Nova Pangaea, and the UK are showing the way

November 24, 2020 |

It’s possible to summarize the advanced bioeconomy in three words, technology, investment, policy. These are the sine qua non, the foundational forces. Technology without investment and policy is a bunch of pretty things on a shelf, policy without technology or investment is bound to fail, and investment without technology or policy is bound to go […]

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Trash to Treasure, Waste to RNG and Biogas: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenlane Renewables

Trash to Treasure, Waste to RNG and Biogas: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenlane Renewables

November 24, 2020 |

Greenlane Renewables is “changing the nature of natural gas” via renewable natural gas to help decarbonize transportation and the natural gas grid. By producing low-carbon RNG from organic waste like landfills, wastewater treatment plants, dairy and hog farms and food waste, that can go directly into vehicle fuel, they are turning trash to treasure. Get […]

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Feeding a growing appetite for sustainable food systems with innovation

Feeding a growing appetite for sustainable food systems with innovation

November 23, 2020 |

By Mark Bustard, Chief Executive, Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) Special to The Digest By 2050 the world’s population is expected to be close to 10 billion, and with it a serious demand for food.  Feeding a growing population is a challenge but so too is doing it in a way that reduces the impact […]

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Renewable Diesel, Jet Fuel Surge: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Greasezilla

Renewable Diesel, Jet Fuel Surge: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Greasezilla

November 23, 2020 |

While you may have waste fats, oils and greases or FOG after this week’s turkey dinner, technology has unlocked it as feedstock for renewable diesel, biodiesel and jet fuel, and the world-wide search is on from “brown Gold”. Greasezilla execs Brian Levine and Bill Hambley shared this slide guide at last week’s DigestConnect on the […]

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Catalytic Conversion of Ethanol into Renewable Chemicals: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalyxx

Catalytic Conversion of Ethanol into Renewable Chemicals: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalyxx

November 22, 2020 |

The world is awash in low-cost ethanol thanks to bioeconomy technology, but we’re not yet awash in high-value renewable chemicals — now, with new technology, we can make those high-value chemicals from ethanol. If you missed last week’s DigestConnect, Catalyxx CEO Joanquin Alarcon shared this slide guide on what his technology edge is, how the projects work […]

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Nanocellulose Advanced Filtration Tech Perfect for Pandemic: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Celluair

Nanocellulose Advanced Filtration Tech Perfect for Pandemic: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Celluair

November 19, 2020 |

Shortages of medical face masks were just one problem we faced this year, but Celluair tackled it head on by using nanocellulose materials for face masks enabling it to decouple from the traditional supply chain, thereby eliminating the bottlenecks in the supply of chemicals and materials used. Instead of fossil fuel based raw material, Celluair […]

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Sustainable Chemicals and Polymers: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RSB

Sustainable Chemicals and Polymers: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RSB

November 18, 2020 |

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials may have started in biofuels, but their latest work to transform the chemicals and polymers industry by ensuring sustainability is of note and goes across the supply chain. For example, RSB-certified bio-naphtha is mixed with virgin fossil naphtha from UPM when it enters the INEOS O&P supply chain in Germany and […]

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The NEXT 50 Companies to Disrupt the World* (*in a really great way) for 2020

The NEXT 50 Companies to Disrupt the World* (*in a really great way) for 2020

November 18, 2020 |

In Florida, The Digest announced the NEXT 50, “the 50 Next Companies to Disrupt the World”, for 2020. The NEXT 50 are companies whose emerging technology promises to disrupt markets (or is already doing so) and powering a transition from the old economy to the bioeconomy based on rapid innovation and the sustainable use of […]

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12 ways to reduce risk when scaling up biomass feedstock operations

12 ways to reduce risk when scaling up biomass feedstock operations

November 17, 2020 |

By David F. Peterson, B.S., MBA, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest This is the first article in a two-part series addressing the challenges of implementing and scaling up hemp production from a biomass management perspective. After the product or products are chosen and the business strategy is developed, biomass scale-up considerations largely sift […]

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