Category: Top Stories

Meat and mushrooms – the future is here: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 14th

Meat and mushrooms – the future is here: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 14th

October 13, 2021 |

It’s all about meat and mushrooms for this week’s Top 8 Innovations. From Stella McCartney’s mushroom leather bag made by Bolt Threads and new investments in NoMy to commercialize fungi-based materials all the way to Jane Goodall narrating a new documentary on cultivated meat, Ashton Kutcher’s endorsement of MeaTech to accelerate 3D printed, cultivated meat […]

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CRISPR: A Climate Change Resilience and Food Safety Milestone

CRISPR: A Climate Change Resilience and Food Safety Milestone

October 12, 2021 |

By Jeffrey Wang, Associate, Global Food Safety Forum Special to The Digest Developing a sustainable global food system that ensures access to a sufficient supply of nutritious, diverse and safe food for all, and simultaneously limits the impact on the environment, is one of the key challenges in the next few decades. Therefore, identifying technologies […]

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On the Move – U.S. EPA, Aemetis, Transform Materials, Swift Biosciences, Neste, Avantium, U.S. Grains Council and more

On the Move – U.S. EPA, Aemetis, Transform Materials, Swift Biosciences, Neste, Avantium, U.S. Grains Council and more

October 11, 2021 |

There was quite a bit of movement the past few months in the biobased world. From the U.S. EPA appointing a new Agriculture Advisor, a former Chevron expert joining Aemetis for renewable jet/diesel projects, 2 new VPs at Transform Materials, Swift Biosciences President & CEO moving over to KromaTiD, several changes at Neste, a new […]

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Pluton Biosciences gets $6.6M in seed funding, Bayer AG soil deal and more

Pluton Biosciences gets $6.6M in seed funding, Bayer AG soil deal and more

October 10, 2021 |

Pluton is a large body of intrusive igneous rock according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and “breaking ground” and being “ground breaking” is just what Pluton Biosciences is doing with their novel microbes. They are making discovery of novel microbes not only possible, but commercially viable. And news just came in that Pluton Biosciences raised $6.6 […]

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Competitive Edge: Applied Biorefinery Sciences’ HWE biomass tech and ethanol

Competitive Edge: Applied Biorefinery Sciences’ HWE biomass tech and ethanol

October 7, 2021 |

With a name like Dr. Wood as CTO and Co-founder of a company that was founded to commercialize Hot Water Extraction for producing fuels and chemicals from biomass, particularly but not exclusively hardwoods, this Competitive Edge entry caught our eye. But what is the HWE tech all about? How does it valorize the hemicellulose portion […]

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List, MacMillan win 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for development of asymmetric organocatalysis

List, MacMillan win 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for development of asymmetric organocatalysis

October 6, 2021 |

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis to: Benjamin List, Director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung David W.C. MacMillan, Professor at Princeton University Background on the Award The rapid expansion in the use of organic catalysts is primarily due to their ability to drive […]

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15 projects win $130M+ in USDA Sustainable Agricultural Systems grants: the complete winners

15 projects win $130M+ in USDA Sustainable Agricultural Systems grants: the complete winners

October 6, 2021 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest up more than $130 million in sustainable agricultural research projects aimed at improving a robust, resilient, climate-smart food and agricultural system. This investment is made under the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems program. This innovative program focuses on a broad base of […]

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Honey without the bee, field to foot sneakers, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 7th

Honey without the bee, field to foot sneakers, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 7th

October 6, 2021 |

Honey without the bee…we’ve covered milk without the cow and pork without the pig, seafood without the fish, and now MeliBio claims to have the world’s first bee-free honey made from fermentation. And KEEN footwear launched what it calls the industry’s first “field to foot” sneaker made using agricultural waste. In today’s Digest, these sweet […]

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New waste-to-hydrogen LOI between Ways2H and Valecom positions island of Martinique as a blueprint for Caribbean

New waste-to-hydrogen LOI between Ways2H and Valecom positions island of Martinique as a blueprint for Caribbean

October 5, 2021 |

From California came news that Ways2H Inc., a global supplier of renewable hydrogen systems, and VALECOM, a Caribbean ecological and energy solutions provider, signed a letter of intent to transform up to 9,000 tons of Martinican waste – including one of their largest waste items, banana plastic waste bags – into renewable hydrogen every year. […]

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State of Hydrogen

State of Hydrogen

October 4, 2021 |

If you missed the recent HydrogenConnect session, here’s your chance to check out the exclusive Digest State of Hydrogen presentation — who’s doing what, where, how and with whom in hydrogen. In today’s Digest, from the why hydrogen question to what the colors of hydrogen mean, future hydrogen tech trends, the latest pathways, and more.

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