Category: Top Stories

Transport Energy & Renewables in the EU – What the Latest Commission Data Tells Us

Transport Energy & Renewables in the EU – What the Latest Commission Data Tells Us

April 6, 2021 |

By James Cogan, Industry Analyst at Ethanol Europe Special to The Digest Demand for energy in transport rose 7% overall during the five years to 2020. Oil maintains an overwhelming grip on the sector with a steady 94% share. The rest is biofuels with 5.6% and renewable electricity with 0.6%. Three quarters of the extra […]

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Shell invests in LanzaJet, accelerating ATJ sustainable jet fuel as it hurtles towards commercial deployment

Shell invests in LanzaJet, accelerating ATJ sustainable jet fuel as it hurtles towards commercial deployment

April 6, 2021 |

From Illinois, news arrives that Shell has invested in LanzaJet, to scale the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Shell joins founding investors LanzaTech, Suncor Energy Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and in recent months British Airways joined as an investor and  LJ has a n extensive collaboration in place also with All Nippon Airways. There […]

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The Extraordinary ReMaking of Ordinary Things, Part 2: Delta CleanTech aims for CO2 capture in service of oil & gas

The Extraordinary ReMaking of Ordinary Things, Part 2: Delta CleanTech aims for CO2 capture in service of oil & gas

April 5, 2021 |

Today, in part 2 of our series The Extraordinary remaking of Ordinary Things, let’s begin with a bit of news overlooked by the major news outlets last week, that Alberta-based Delta CleanTech acquired the CO2 capture and solvent reclaiming division and operating assets of HTC Extraction Systems and has focused its mission on CO2 capture […]

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Waste-to-Hydrogen Tokyo Facility Ready to Rock – Is 2021 the Year of Hydrogen?

Waste-to-Hydrogen Tokyo Facility Ready to Rock – Is 2021 the Year of Hydrogen?

April 4, 2021 |

Photo credit: TODA Corporation / Japan Blue Energy Co. Ltd. News comes from the Land of the Rising Sun that a first-of-its-kind Tokyo facility will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen fuel is now complete. Ways2H Inc. and its shareholder and technical partner Japan Blue Energy Co. say the waste-to-hydrogen facility will process 1 ton […]

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3D bioprinted Casa Covida, lab-grown fish, countertop meat gardens, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 2nd

3D bioprinted Casa Covida, lab-grown fish, countertop meat gardens, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 2nd

April 1, 2021 |

3D printed mud huts, called Casa Covida, are offering Covid-19 quarantine comfort complete with 3 a bedroom, fireplace and bathtub for when you need to separate from others. And you can be like a turtle and carry your house around thanks to the lightweight adobe walls made from sand, silt, clay and water, and printed […]

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Renewable Diesel: Where’s The Value?

Renewable Diesel: Where’s The Value?

March 31, 2021 |

By Steve Roberts and Michael Reecher from Opportune LLP’s Process & Technology practice Special to The Digest If companies want to capture value and ultimately profit from the projected growth in renewable diesel, they must understand their netback. The demand and price for renewable diesel is on the rise and bringing familiar and new market […]

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The Extraordinary Re-Making of Ordinary Things: Part 1 Reinventing Ethanol as Ethyl Acetate

The Extraordinary Re-Making of Ordinary Things: Part 1 Reinventing Ethanol as Ethyl Acetate

March 30, 2021 |

In Texas and Nebraska, there have been a flurry of press releases from Viridis Chemical and its partners – most recently, today news arrives that Viridis Chemical inked a price, performance-guaranteed agreement with Koch Project Solutions to design and construct capital improvements to increase production capacity at its renewable chemicals plant in Columbus, Nebraska. Upon […]

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America’s Cultivation Corridor: Inspiring Ingenuity Among International Innovators

America’s Cultivation Corridor: Inspiring Ingenuity Among International Innovators

March 29, 2021 |

Iowa-based organization connects food and agtech startups with resources and relationships that fuel innovation and growth. By Mark Laurenzo, Business Development Manager, Iowa Economic Development Authority Special to The Digest Iowa’s nutrient-rich land has yielded much more than ample harvests of corn and soybeans used to feed the nation and produce biofuels. Hundreds of years’ […]

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A Sweet Soy Story – World’s 1st bioplastic from soy molasses

A Sweet Soy Story – World’s 1st bioplastic from soy molasses

March 27, 2021 |

Four companies developed the first process in the world to produce compostable bioplastic from food and feed production side streams. A biopolymer plant will be built in Uusikaupunki, Finland, in which bioplastic production will be piloted on an industrial scale. Finnfoam, Brightplus, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Nordic Soya have explored together the […]

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Competitive Edge: Petron Scientech, Inc. – From ethanol to ethylene, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycols

Competitive Edge: Petron Scientech, Inc. – From ethanol to ethylene, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycols

March 25, 2021 |

The Competitive Edge: Petron Scientech, Inc. 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? Originally Petron was formed 30 years ago to be a complete Solution Provider for […]

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