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Fuels Institute publishes new “Assessment of Biofuels Policy: Effectiveness of Emissions Reductions”

Fuels Institute publishes new “Assessment of Biofuels Policy: Effectiveness of Emissions Reductions”

June 20, 2022 |

In Virginia, The Fuels Institute has published a new white paper, “Assessment of Biofuels Policy: Effectiveness of Emissions Reductions,” which explores the carbon benefits to using biofuels. This paper looks at fuel ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and gasoline, hydrogen and R80B20, plus evaluating the policies that affect these fuels, the availability of feedstocks to expand […]

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Finland’s Bioeconomy Strategy: The Fab Finns set their course

Finland’s Bioeconomy Strategy: The Fab Finns set their course

June 20, 2022 |

Finland’s new bioeconomy strategy is out — and you can read the 55 pager here. When a country sets a strategy and puts the bioeconomy at a central place in the national plans, that’s a laudable thing, so let’s be fulsome in our praise. Having made our praises, it is pretty straightforward to understand what […]

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Trash to Treasure: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Cielo’s Waste-to-Fuels

Trash to Treasure: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Cielo’s Waste-to-Fuels

June 20, 2022 |

Waste-to-fuels tech has come a long way and Cielo is producing high-quality fuels from waste materials with steady-state production anticipated this year. Get the latest details on the Aldersyde Facility and the R&D facility, their road to commercialization, how their thermal catalytic depolymerization tech works to convert waste to fuel, and more.

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The Competitive Edge: ECOCORP’s Biogas Tech

The Competitive Edge: ECOCORP’s Biogas Tech

June 16, 2022 |

Biogas is booming and ECOCORP is on it with its core biogas tech helping the industry grow. As a commercial stage company, they design, permit, construct, commission and operate biogas plants but what is perhaps most interesting is the dry, thermophilic two-step (hydrolysis and fermentation) anaerobic co-digestion with high organic loading and reduced retention time. […]

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USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA

USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA

June 16, 2022 |

The commercialization of emerging tech, the production of biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products – these are some of the things the USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service is working on. Find out about their Guaranteed Loan Programs, trends they are seeing, the USDA BioPreferred Program, and more.

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BioFormate Bio-gasoline & SAF Blendstock: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

BioFormate Bio-gasoline & SAF Blendstock: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

June 15, 2022 |

Virent, a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum developed its BioForming technology to create fuels and chemicals from a wide range of naturally occurring, renewable resources. And now they teamed up with Johnson Matthey to bring to market Virent’s proprietary tech for the production of BioFormate, enabling production of bio-gasoline, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and bio-aromatic chemicals. […]

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Beyond ethanol: How 3 international companies are finding success in Iowa

Beyond ethanol: How 3 international companies are finding success in Iowa

June 14, 2022 |

By Mark Laurenzo, Iowa Economic Development Authority Special to The Digest Iowa has a well-documented history in the ethanol business. We’re the United States’ leader in renewable fuel production with 41 ethanol refineries (capable of producing more than 4.5 billion gallons per year) and 11 biodiesel facilities (with annual production capacities of 410 million gallons). […]

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A Third Way for Green Ammonia?: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to NexantECA

A Third Way for Green Ammonia?: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to NexantECA

June 14, 2022 |

Who knew ammonia is used so much in the chemicals industry, supplying virtually all nitrogen, and that ammonia is so essential to maintaining world food output via fertilizers. But the chemical industry can’t become carbon neutral without addressing ammonia and green hydrogen can be their solution by achieving full decarbonization, esp. through electroreduction.

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What a Year!: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuel Markets

What a Year!: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuel Markets

June 13, 2022 |

How did U.S. ethanol production and prices compare in 2022 so far to previous years?  How about biodiesel, renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel? What’s the latest GHG analysis on ethanol, biodiesel and renewable diesel? How has anaerobic digesters helped with GHG mitigation? Find out now in this illuminating slide guide from William Hohenstein, Director […]

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SAF with Feedstock Flexibility: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

SAF with Feedstock Flexibility: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

June 12, 2022 |

Woodchips, municipal waste, hydrogen, biomethane – it’s all about feedstock flexibility for Velocys’ conversion pathway to sustainable aviation fuel. What is their IP protected 5 step conversion process? What’s the latest on their Bayou Fuels project? How about the Nagoya, Japan project? Find out now in this exclusive ABLC slide guide!

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