Category: Top Stories

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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Yum, yum, CO2 in my tum – NovoNutrients moves forward with CO2 to fish feed plans

Yum, yum, CO2 in my tum – NovoNutrients moves forward with CO2 to fish feed plans

July 14, 2019 |

Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but show him how to make fish food from CO2 and he’s got fish for a lifetime. That’s what NovoNutrients is working on to solve the huge global fishmeal supply/demand issue in the aquaculture industry. You may have seen in the Digest’s “Breaking News” […]

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NovoNutrients gets $300K from DOE program for CO2 to feed technology

NovoNutrients gets $300K from DOE program for CO2 to feed technology

July 11, 2019 |

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $600,000 in federal funding for two projects that fall under the High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls) program.  One of the projects caught The Digest’s eye in particular – California-based NovoNutrients‘ fermentation technology which utilizes energy from hydrogen to transform industrial carbon dioxide emissions into premium animal feed ingredients and […]

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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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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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Paper pen, bioasphalt, water activated bio shampoo, lignin self-healing elastomer, bio crop coating, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of July 10th

Paper pen, bioasphalt, water activated bio shampoo, lignin self-healing elastomer, bio crop coating, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of July 10th

July 9, 2019 |

While many are on vacation this time of year, the bioeconomy is not even close to taking a break. In fact, bioeconomy innovations, are like a beach goer in Florida this time of year – hot! Here are the top innovations for the week of July 10th – from the crazy awesome idea that a […]

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Successful Biogas to Renewable Energy Production is  All About the Feedstock

Successful Biogas to Renewable Energy Production is All About the Feedstock

July 8, 2019 |

By John Hanselman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vanguard Renewables Special to The Digest Introduction Renewable natural gas production is a good news story, but how to get there successfully is more complicated than most of us in the business anticipated. At Vanguard Renewables, we entered the renewable energy landscape with two different “eat what […]

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EPA’s proposed RFS biofuel volumes for 2020 being slammed by biofuel industry

EPA’s proposed RFS biofuel volumes for 2020 being slammed by biofuel industry

July 7, 2019 |

Maybe it was too many fireworks, too many hot dogs, or the summer heat in D.C., but the EPA came back the day after the 4th of July holiday with a whopper for next year’s biofuel targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard that have the farming and biofuel sectors reeling in frustration and disappointment. Maybe […]

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The Competitive Edge: Corden BioChem

The Competitive Edge: Corden BioChem

July 4, 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? Large-Scale Production / High Capacity Economy of scale (40m³ / 120m³) Ramp-up experience / Scale-up skills (starting from 3m³) Industrializing […]

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Raised & Rooted alt protein, African iron superfood, biological biocide, digital agronomic tools, CO2 munching microbe, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of July 4th

Raised & Rooted alt protein, African iron superfood, biological biocide, digital agronomic tools, CO2 munching microbe, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of July 4th

July 3, 2019 |

In the U.S., it’s Independence Day and many folks are celebrating across the country, but it doesn’t mean the bioeconomy is taking a break. In fact, bioeconomy innovations, much like hamburgers and hot dogs across America, are getting hot, hot, hot! Here are the top innovations for the week of July 4th – from slow-release […]

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