Category: Top Stories

Paths to a capped carbon economy: 6 ways we can really make a change

Paths to a capped carbon economy: 6 ways we can really make a change

September 22, 2020 |

By Russ Freeman, PE Retired Special to the Digest Through publications and Webinars, The Digest has done a remarkable job of keeping interested parties informed about the global impacts of a fossil-based once-through society and growing efforts to transform it. From the substantial body of information presented and a big-picture viewpoint, it is clear we […]

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The Protection Election, in a year of choices: Trump v Biden, Law-and-order v Defund-the-Police, Border Walls v Bridges, and even crop protection care of FMC, Zymergen

The Protection Election, in a year of choices: Trump v Biden, Law-and-order v Defund-the-Police, Border Walls v Bridges, and even crop protection care of FMC, Zymergen

September 21, 2020 |

A few weeks ago, on an otherwise empty soundstage in Wilmington, former Vice President Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party nomination for President and said, “As president I’ll make you a promise. I’ll protect America. I’ll defend us from every attack, seen and unseen, always, without exception, every time.” In doing so, he defined this […]

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On the Move – New experts at Lee Enterprises Consulting, new President at Total-Western, Inc.

On the Move – New experts at Lee Enterprises Consulting, new President at Total-Western, Inc.

September 20, 2020 |

  2020 has taught us that things are always changing including people and what they are working on and where they are working. This week we have Payman Farrokhyar who was named President of Total-Western, Inc. effective Oct. 1st and Lee Enterprises Consulting formed two new sections – “Land & Natural Resources Management” and “Food […]

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Pivoting from Plants-to-Food to Plants-to-X  – What’s the future of Ag?

Pivoting from Plants-to-Food to Plants-to-X – What’s the future of Ag?

September 20, 2020 |

Is it a battle of plants for food versus plants for biofuels, biochemicals, biobased products? What about fermentation? Will food made from fermentation be the end of agriculture as we know it? Will one be a winner over another or will they all be superheroes? In today’s Digest, a look at the pivoting from Plants-to-Food […]

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Competitive Edge: ChainCraft’s technology converts organic waste into medium chain fatty acids

Competitive Edge: ChainCraft’s technology converts organic waste into medium chain fatty acids

September 17, 2020 |

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? Three key needs were the basis behind development of ChainCraft: Valorization of organic waste streams. Food waste is estimated to […]

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Meaty innovations, 3D printed steak, bioreactor for cultured meats, honey-coated COVID-19 mask and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 17th

Meaty innovations, 3D printed steak, bioreactor for cultured meats, honey-coated COVID-19 mask and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 17th

September 16, 2020 |

It’s all about food and lots of steak this week as we look at the Top 8 Innovations including Faux pas-free foie gras firm nabbing a government grant in Japan to build a commercial bioreactor facility to produce cultured serum for cosmetics and cultured steak and other meats. And 3D printed steak startup Meat-Tech 3D […]

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R&D advances abound LanzaTech’s India contract, NovoNutrients’ food & feed from CO2, Industrial Microbes’ new methane related patent

R&D advances abound LanzaTech’s India contract, NovoNutrients’ food & feed from CO2, Industrial Microbes’ new methane related patent

September 16, 2020 |

LanzaTech’s 2G Ethanol India contract, NovoNutrients’ food & feed from CO2, Industrial Microbes’ new methane related patent In just the last 24 hours or so there has been a flurry of R&D news. LanzaTech was awarded a contract to commence basic engineering for an integrated processing facility to convert agricultural residues to approximately 16,000 metric […]

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Solving the low carbon shipping fuel and energy algorithm – quickly!

Solving the low carbon shipping fuel and energy algorithm – quickly!

September 15, 2020 |

By Adrian Tolson, Director, Lead, BLUE Insight Special to The Digest BLUE Insight’s Low Carbon Shipping Fuels and Energy Guide 2020 is a market first assessment of the leading low carbon marine fuels with potential to replace fossil fuels as the marine fuel of the future and analyses the companies, the R&D projects and collaborations, […]

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Lallemand launches new Convergence yeast, enzyme platform: could save ethanol producers $1M/year in replacing all external fermentation enzymes

Lallemand launches new Convergence yeast, enzyme platform: could save ethanol producers $1M/year in replacing all external fermentation enzymes

September 14, 2020 |

In Wisconsin, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits has announced a next generation advanced yeast and enzyme platform called Convergence, which combines a new yeast that generates virtually all the glucoamylase (GA) required for fermentation combined with a small amount of complementary exogenous enzyme. The bottom line impact for a corn starch ethanol producer would be […]

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Biofuture Platform joins Clean Energy Ministerial to create powerful change agent and ambitious engine for the global bioeconomy

Biofuture Platform joins Clean Energy Ministerial to create powerful change agent and ambitious engine for the global bioeconomy

September 14, 2020 |

By Gerard J. Ostheimer, PhD., Co-Founder and CSO, Global Biofuture Solutions Special to The Digest On Wednesday September 16th the Biofuture Platform will become an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial. The 1-hour launch event is available to the public online and will be co-hosted by Brazilian Minister of Mines, Minerals, and Energy Bento Albuquerque […]

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