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U.S. Department of Energy Report Looks at Best SAF Pathways: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

U.S. Department of Energy Report Looks at Best SAF Pathways: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

October 6, 2020 |

The 106-billion-gallon global (21-billion-gallon domestic) commercial jet fuel market is projected to grow to over 230 billion gallons by 2050. Cost-competitive sustainable alternative jet fuels for aviation are needed to decouple carbon growth from market growth. With this in mind, the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) just released a report, “Sustainable Aviation Fuel: […]

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Top 5 Things Any Biofuel Company Should Be Doing to Protect its IP

Top 5 Things Any Biofuel Company Should Be Doing to Protect its IP

October 5, 2020 |

By David B. Fournier, Partner and Firmwide Chair of the Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Counseling Practice at Perkins Coie LLC and Linda Falcon, Associate attorney at Perkins Coie LLC Special to The Digest The global biofuels market size is in excess of $100 billion and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate […]

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Biogenic Carbon & Recycled Carbon: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Genomatica

Biogenic Carbon & Recycled Carbon: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Genomatica

October 5, 2020 |

Addressing today’s problems like our huge, linear consumption of carbon, our fossil-based carbon emissions, deforestation, land use, waste generation, could seem overwhelming, but not for Genomatica. Find out how Genomatica is tackling these global issues in this ABLC Digital slide guide from Christophe Schilling, CEO and Co-founder of Genomatica, which covers all you need to know about […]

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25 Years in the Bioeconomy: A Journey Still Exciting, An Adventure Still Rewarding

25 Years in the Bioeconomy: A Journey Still Exciting, An Adventure Still Rewarding

October 5, 2020 |

by Wayne Lee, CEO, Lee Enterprises Consulting Editor’s note to readers: Lee Enterprises Consulting celebrates its 25th anniversary on October 4th — having grown from a boutique biodiesel consulting firm to the world’s largest bioeconomy consulting collective.  Today, the bioeconomy is a worldwide business encompassing fuels, advanced agriculture, renewable chemicals, vegan foods, nutraceuticals, cannabis, and lots […]

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Ballard

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Ballard

October 4, 2020 |

Today’s top story is all about hydrogen and fuel cell technology, and how Ballard is working in this fast-growing market with the company’s focus on electrification of Heavy- and Medium-Duty Motive applications. Tony Guglielmin, Vice President and CFO of Ballard shared a 184 page slide guide at their Investor & Analyst Day just a few days […]

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Carbon Farming, Algae Biofertilizer: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Accelergy

Carbon Farming, Algae Biofertilizer: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Accelergy

October 1, 2020 |

Just look at those melons and what a difference algae can make! And that’s just part of the story that shows us that, yes, CO2 emissions CAN be used to grow algae and that algae CAN be used to grow crops. Get the latest on Accelergy’s carbon farming, algae strains, their TerraSync biofertiilzer, how it compares […]

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The Roundest Fuel That Ever Was – Suburban Propane acquires a 39 percent stake in Oberon Fuels – the how, the why, the progress with DME fuels

The Roundest Fuel That Ever Was – Suburban Propane acquires a 39 percent stake in Oberon Fuels – the how, the why, the progress with DME fuels

September 30, 2020 |

They’re calling it “the circular economy” these days — a vision for a fully sustainable society using renewable resources in a circle of sourcing, production and use. Which raises the question of which is the most circular of fuels — the roundest, if you will — right now, it’s looking like rDME. DME doesn’t stand […]

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Clean Sugar Technology: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Fluid Quip Technologies

Clean Sugar Technology: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Fluid Quip Technologies

September 30, 2020 |

Carbohydrate supply – where will it come from? That’s a question Fluid Quip Technologies asks considering the increase in biobased processes translates into additional ‘sugar’ needs of 7-14 billion pounds just in the next 10-20 years. Neal Jakel, Partner of Strategy and Technology at FQT, shared this ‘sweet’ presentation at ABLC Digital 2020 on their Clean […]

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European Climate Policy and the Bioeconomy – Missed Opportunities or Muddling Through?

European Climate Policy and the Bioeconomy – Missed Opportunities or Muddling Through?

September 29, 2020 |

Between politics and pandemic one could be forgiven for not closely following Europe’s bioeconomy. But as we scan the globe for bio-economy green shoots, we are noticing some interesting – and disconcerting – activity “across the pond”. Today we look to Europe and try to pluck the signal from the noise in Brussels amid promising […]

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Low-Carbon Drop-In Transportation Fuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

Low-Carbon Drop-In Transportation Fuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

September 29, 2020 |

There’s a new generation of low carbon, drop-in transportation fuels and Gevo is targeting jet fuel, gasoline blendstocks, diesel and more with their “Whole Gallons, Net Zero” vision. Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo, shared this illuminating presentation at ABLC Digital 2020 that looked at the impact of COVID-19, where the renewable fuels market stands, Gevo’s 2nd […]

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