Category: Top Stories

Circular economies, from California to Sweden: Neste’s wheeling, rolling, moving, flowing

Circular economies, from California to Sweden: Neste’s wheeling, rolling, moving, flowing

April 18, 2019 |

In California, waste feedstock from the city of Oakland is now being converted to Neste MY Renewable Diesel and fuels the city’s fleet. The city, Neste, fuel distributor Western States Oil and local collectors for used cooking oil joined forces to gather waste cooking oils from restaurants and other businesses in the Oakland metropolitan area […]

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Beyond beef with no cow, sunflower crop waste for phone cases and binders, BASF’s bioactives from rambutan tree, repurposing wastewater algae, Nouryon’s biopolymer for hair care, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 17th

Beyond beef with no cow, sunflower crop waste for phone cases and binders, BASF’s bioactives from rambutan tree, repurposing wastewater algae, Nouryon’s biopolymer for hair care, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 17th

April 16, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of April 17th. In today’s Digest, beyond beef with no cow, sunflower crop waste for phone cases and binders, BASF’s bioactives from rambutan tree, repurposing wastewater algae, Nouryon’s biopolymer for hair care — these and […]

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Queensland’s quest for a circular bioeconomy

Queensland’s quest for a circular bioeconomy

April 14, 2019 |

It’s the land of the Queen, and Queensland, Australia is investing big in the bioeconomy. Named in honor of Queen Victoria who allowed separation of the colony from New South Wales back in 1859, it’s now the 2nd largest and 3rd most populous state in Australia. With over 5 million people, it’s often called the […]

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Coffee without the coffee bean, bioplastic burial pods, fruit and algae clothing, soy straws, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 12th

Coffee without the coffee bean, bioplastic burial pods, fruit and algae clothing, soy straws, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 12th

April 11, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of April 12th In today’s Digest, coffee without the coffee bean, bioplastic burial pods, fruit and algae clothing, soy straws — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. #1 Coffee without […]

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The Advanced Bioeconomy: New Fortunes 2019

The Advanced Bioeconomy: New Fortunes 2019

April 11, 2019 |

Let’s turn to New Fortunes 2019 – our overview of what we believe will be the 24 hottest market segments in the near term – places to focus your innovations and to unlock value – and we hope these are valuable in the discussions during ABLC week.

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The Advanced Bioeconomy: State of the Industry 2019

The Advanced Bioeconomy: State of the Industry 2019

April 11, 2019 |

This 2019 State of the Industry overview was presented at ABLC 2019 in Washington, DC, by the Digest team.   In any discussion of decarbonizing transport, we start with the bioeconomy itself. It’s an unfamiliar term to many — some people think it’s a fast-growing but small segment, some think of it as a sleeping […]

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The Competitive Edge: AVA Biochem AG

The Competitive Edge: AVA Biochem AG

April 10, 2019 |

AVA Biochem AG 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? 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF, CAS 67-47-0) derived from sugars is the link between biomass and furan-based chemicals. With its […]

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Food and drink packaging from seaweed and animal hides, beer six-pack rings, mouse ears for humans, vehicle pigments, carbon fiber for building materials, hempcrete, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 8th

Food and drink packaging from seaweed and animal hides, beer six-pack rings, mouse ears for humans, vehicle pigments, carbon fiber for building materials, hempcrete, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 8th

April 8, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of April 3rd In today’s Digest, food and drink packaging from seaweed and animal hides, beer six-pack rings, mouse ears for humans, vehicle pigments, carbon fiber for building materials, hempcrete — these and more, ready […]

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ABLC 2019 Round-up

ABLC 2019 Round-up

April 7, 2019 |

If you missed ABLC last week or were so busy networking with others in the industry, we’ve got a quick round-up of the biggest ABLC news you don’t want to miss. ABLC 2019 kicked off on Wednesday with about 540 delegates in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture building complete with secret service […]

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LanzaTech, Renewable Energy Group, Ginkgo BioWorks, Amyris, Enerkem take top slots in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2019

LanzaTech, Renewable Energy Group, Ginkgo BioWorks, Amyris, Enerkem take top slots in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2019

April 5, 2019 |

In Washington DC, LanzaTech took the #1 spot in the 2019 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. It was third year at the top for LanzaTech, which also ranked #1 last year. The rankings were announced at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference […]

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