Category: Top Stories

Covid Pandemic Economic Recovery Initiative

Covid Pandemic Economic Recovery Initiative

June 29, 2020 |

By Russ Freeman, PE Retired Special to The Digest Governments at all levels will face a double-edged economic recovery dilemma driven by business closures and job losses: (1) loss of income, sales and property taxes; and (2) a significant increase in demand for services such as food, shelter, and healthcare. One possible answer lies in […]

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Save the rainforests, use degraded land AND produce fuel and food? Soleá looks at how Macaúba could solve many problems

Save the rainforests, use degraded land AND produce fuel and food? Soleá looks at how Macaúba could solve many problems

June 28, 2020 |

What can you do with crappy land? Land that deals with long periods of drought, or that is so degraded not much can grow on it, or that has been deforested and needs to bring back life and wildlife into it. How can Macaúba help? Macaúba is known for its high productivity and adaptability to […]

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The Competitive Edge: Drystill Holdings Inc.

The Competitive Edge: Drystill Holdings Inc.

June 25, 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? Drystill invented a low temperature low energy distillation technique. While beneficial in a many industrial sectors, it has can be […]

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ABLC Digital line-up, DigestConnect community launch, BioChannel.TV expansion announced

ABLC Digital line-up, DigestConnect community launch, BioChannel.TV expansion announced

June 24, 2020 |

In Florida, the Digest unveiled its new DIGESTCONNECT Digital Community, and complete plans for ABLC Digital, which takes place July 7-10, 2020. More than 100 speakers, 1600 slides, 500+ participants already registered.  The Digest also unveiled its expanded BioChannel.TV ASIA and BioChannel.TV EUROPE services that will stream more than 20 hours of ABLC Digital content […]

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Energy Transition in Times of Coronavirus: A Challenge and an Opportunity

Energy Transition in Times of Coronavirus: A Challenge and an Opportunity

June 23, 2020 |

By Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of NextChem Special to The Digest It is clear to everyone today that the coronavirus outbreak will produce a relevant crisis at a global level, triggering a serious economic slowdown and it seems likely that the economic downturn will have as an immediate effect a drop in carbon dioxide emissions. In […]

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Embracing Alcohol-based Fuels as the Key to Decarbonizing Long-Haul Trucking

Embracing Alcohol-based Fuels as the Key to Decarbonizing Long-Haul Trucking

June 22, 2020 |

By Peter Sopher, Senior Associate at Clean Energy Ventures Special to The Digest Automobile manufacturers such as Nissan, Chevy, Tesla, BYD, and others have successfully elevated battery-powered electric cars, vans, and even buses from being niche, expensive, and poor-performing transportation solutions to becoming mainstream and affordable with marked improvements in performance and range. But a […]

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ENGlobal revenue up 58%, $8.3M new business, $20M hydrogen plant contract for RD facility

ENGlobal revenue up 58%, $8.3M new business, $20M hydrogen plant contract for RD facility

June 21, 2020 |

No, we aren’t talking about Zoom or Clorox or Lysol, but ENGlobal, a company proving you can adapt and even thrive in crazy times. By providing the world’s largest independent beverage bottler with technical expertise enabling the speedy bottling of critically needed hand sanitizer during these crazy times, to expanding their work in renewable diesel […]

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DigestConnect renewed for second 13-week season

DigestConnect renewed for second 13-week season

June 19, 2020 |

13 weeks ago, we started DigestConnect as a weekly get-together to help rally a bioeconomy that had been slammed by the COVID-19 crisis. We imagined a weekly get-together for a few dozen people, over a 13-week season, but word spread. In the past month, more than 6,100 people took part in DigestConnect, live or on-demand. […]

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Competitive Edge: Green Cell Technologies

Competitive Edge: Green Cell Technologies

June 18, 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? Green Cell Technologies (GCT) is a biotechnology and intellectual property development company in extract technology for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmoceutical, […]

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A GOOD IDEA Path to Economic Transformation

A GOOD IDEA Path to Economic Transformation

June 17, 2020 |

By Russ Freeman, CEO, Modern Rotating Impact Mill Production Company, llc. Special to The Digest  So how do we choose a GOOD PATH from many alternatives carbon sources? Repurposing carbon in Municipal Solid Wastes could be exceptionally attractive to local government facing a pandemic-driven loss of both income and property tax revenue while also facing […]

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