Category: Top Stories

SAF: We Should, We Could, and We’ll Need Wood: the Alder Fuels, Enviva partnership story

SAF: We Should, We Could, and We’ll Need Wood: the Alder Fuels, Enviva partnership story

September 8, 2022 |

We’ll keep warning the industries of the bioeconomy until we get the message through so clearly that no one is left in any doubt,. The grand journey, the quest for sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials, will utterly fail if the industry does not work harder to address its Achilles Hell, which is biomass itself.  Not […]

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Of German Fries and French Fries: Chevron REG begins to expand again

Of German Fries and French Fries: Chevron REG begins to expand again

September 8, 2022 |

Today we have a take of Two Fries. The first, the region of Northwest Germany known as East Frisia and where the port city of Emden is located. The other is a story of fryer oil, and a new partnership to expand distribution in restaurant truck fleets. So, German Fries and French Fries, today in […]

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Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – Qualified Biogas Property

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – Qualified Biogas Property

September 8, 2022 |

Note to readers: For some times we have been covering the landmark clean energy provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act and the immense level of detail and opportunity in its provisions. Also this year, we have been urgently pointing to methane as a feedstock of vital opportunity to the scaling-up of clean fuels and chemicals […]

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Whodunnit? The Murder of Carbon Intensity (Hint: Aemetis, Mitsubishi amongst the suspects)

Whodunnit? The Murder of Carbon Intensity (Hint: Aemetis, Mitsubishi amongst the suspects)

September 8, 2022 |

They have discovered that in carbon as in cholesterol, lower is better, less is more, and I might add that God is in the details. Always in the bioeconomy as in the game of CLUE, when someone murders the carbon intensity, everyone’s next question is Whodunnit?  In this case, you needn’t look for Miss Scarlet […]

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5 Minutes with Thomas Hoppe, Clariant’s Head of Operations  Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives

5 Minutes with Thomas Hoppe, Clariant’s Head of Operations Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives

September 5, 2022 |

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EPA’s Fine PM Rule:  A Pitch Ethanol Should Hit Out of the Park

EPA’s Fine PM Rule:  A Pitch Ethanol Should Hit Out of the Park

September 5, 2022 |

By Doug Durante, Executive Director, Clean Fuels Development Coalition, special to The Digest August is usually a pretty sleepy month in Washington and business in general. In baseball parlance, the “dog days of August” is a term to convey the slow grind of a long season.  But not this year. Between the drama of politics […]

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The secrets of Sagoib: Raizen’s betting big on 2G ethanol, here’s the story

The secrets of Sagoib: Raizen’s betting big on 2G ethanol, here’s the story

September 1, 2022 |

In recent weeks we’ve seen transformation after transformation in Brazil. Certainly, though the biggest news is yet to come, because we do not know yet who will own the BP Bunge ethanol assets, which are up for sale.  We reported last week that “UAE state investor Mubadala Investment Co and Raizen are the final bidders […]

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Waste Makes Haste: DOE awards $46M to utilize waste carbon in reducing emissions

Waste Makes Haste: DOE awards $46M to utilize waste carbon in reducing emissions

September 1, 2022 |

News arrived from Washington that the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $46 million for 22 projects to decarbonize the transportation and power generation sectors.  The projects will develop waste conversion and carbon capture technologies to produce fuels from biomass and waste streams, and enable algal systems to capture carbon and turn it into alternative clean […]

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The Search for the Perpetual Virgin: Plastics, that is. Olefy undertakes the crusade.

The Search for the Perpetual Virgin: Plastics, that is. Olefy undertakes the crusade.

August 31, 2022 |

The news has been sizzling since last week that VTT is spinning out Olefy technology in October – with a process that can convert most of the world’s waste plastics back to usable virgin grade materials an infinite number of times, and VTT adds, “affordably”, though we are still looking for detail on the Affordably-to-USD […]

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The Digest’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Around the World 2022

The Digest’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Around the World 2022

August 30, 2022 |

Many countries are now active with Sustainable Aviation Fuel — but how much where, and when, and what? The bulk of activity continues to come from the US — however, the EU has been gaining momentum, and Asia of late has been highly active. Several technologies have been in the news. What we might now […]

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