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OPAL Fuels invests in ultra-low carbon intensity Indiana RNG project 

OPAL Fuels invests in ultra-low carbon intensity Indiana RNG project 

July 24, 2021 |

In Indiana, OPAL Fuels has invested in Bio Town Biogas, one of the most environmentally-friendly RNG production facilities in the country. The centerpiece of the project will be a large-scale dairy digester that will produce about 1,000 MMBTUs of fuel per day.  The project will provide the equivalent of 28.5 million gallons of fuel per […]

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Raymond James rates Origin Materials at ‘market perform’: cites ‘limitless market’ but looming technology validation

Raymond James rates Origin Materials at ‘market perform’: cites ‘limitless market’ but looming technology validation

July 24, 2021 |

In New York, investment advisors Raymond James initiated coverage of Origin Materials with a Market Perform rating. Renowned sector analyst Pavel Molchanov wrote that “PET resin alone is a $145 billion market, and penetration of bio-based plastics is sub-1%…bio-based plastics are an important means of decarbonizing the chemical industry. With producers as well as consumers […]

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Business as Unusual: 2nd POET Purified Alcohol plant debuts in Indiana

Business as Unusual: 2nd POET Purified Alcohol plant debuts in Indiana

July 24, 2021 |

In Indiana,  POET Bioprocessing – Alexandria began production of purified alcohol this week after breaking ground in late 2020. The facility will produce purified alcohol which will include grain neutral spirits (GNS) and USP-grade alcohol. Alexandria is the second purified alcohol production facility within the POET footprint. POET Bioprocessing – Leipsic began production in March. […]

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Frontline BioEnergy Delivers Plant Modules to Stine Seed Farms in Joint Pyrolysis Project

Frontline BioEnergy Delivers Plant Modules to Stine Seed Farms in Joint Pyrolysis Project

July 24, 2021 |

In Iowa, Frontline BioEnergy delivered the final module of the Stine pyrolysis plant to the project site in Redfield, Iowa. The Stine pyrolysis project, a collaboration between Stine Seed Farms and Frontline BioEnergy, will transform biomass into biochar and bio-oil. Frontline took the project from conception through detailed engineering and fabrication. Work on the 9-module […]

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Circla Nordic debuts, backed by ECCO investment, utilizing Bio2Oil hydrothermal liquefaction technology for biocrude

Circla Nordic debuts, backed by ECCO investment, utilizing Bio2Oil hydrothermal liquefaction technology for biocrude

July 24, 2021 |

In Denmark, ECCO Investment has made a key investment in Bio2Oil technology and a new company has been formed, Circla Nordic, to stress the circular nature/sustainability of the technology. The company has also received notice of a “big national grant to co-fund one of the first two full scale plants.,” according to a source familiar […]

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Cats, dogs agree on something: ‘We prefer Arbiom SylPro to what you’re feeding us’

Cats, dogs agree on something: ‘We prefer Arbiom SylPro to what you’re feeding us’

July 24, 2021 |

In North Carolina, new trials conducted by the Pet Food Program at Kansas State University, found that cats preferred the food formulated with Arboim SylPro over food formulated with conventional protein ingredients, such as chicken meal and pea protein concentrate. Cats not only chose the SylPro-based food first, but they remained with the SylPro based […]

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The Race for Limestone as climate change’s Big Solution: Sulzer, Blue Planet sign key partnership

The Race for Limestone as climate change’s Big Solution: Sulzer, Blue Planet sign key partnership

July 22, 2021 |

As we continue with Gas Week at The Digest, today we move past green hydrogen (where we will return on Monday) and the nitrogen technology we looked at with Pivot Bio yesterday, and onto Blue Planet’s carbon-negative building material technology. Recently, we highlighted the future we see for carbon capture at scale has to take […]

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We Can Love Electric Cars, But Let’s Not Spurn Biofuels

We Can Love Electric Cars, But Let’s Not Spurn Biofuels

July 22, 2021 |

Right now, electric cars have the momentum and the “inevitability” narrative on their side. Is the idea of pursuing two paths forward a waste of money? By Dan Morgan Note: This article originally appeared in the Globalist and is re-published with permission. More about the Globalist here. https:theglobalist.com The Biden administration, the European Union, China […]

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The Digest’s Multi-Guide Slide to Nanoplazz’s Green Hydrogen, Syngas Technology

The Digest’s Multi-Guide Slide to Nanoplazz’s Green Hydrogen, Syngas Technology

July 22, 2021 |

Nanoplazz Technologies has developed cutting-edge plasma reactor technology to convert greenhouse gases into value-added fuels and chemicals and to produce carbon nanoparticles with diamond cores to enhance the performance and sustainability of industrial and consumer products. The Multi-Slide Guide visualization of their technology.

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Letter to Secretary Vilsack from Members of Congress Marc Veasey and Kay Granger

Letter to Secretary Vilsack from Members of Congress Marc Veasey and Kay Granger

July 21, 2021 |

The original version of the letter is here: https://bit.ly/2Uq48zN July 16, 2021  The Honorable Thomas Vilsack  Agriculture Secretary  U.S. Department of Agriculture  1400 Independence Ave., S.W.  Washington, DC 20250  Dear Secretary Vilsack:  We congratulate you on your confirmation as the Agriculture Secretary and leadership of the Department of Agriculture in these times of great need […]

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