Category: Top Stories

Bunge, CoverCress, Chevron taking us into the future and into the past

Bunge, CoverCress, Chevron taking us into the future and into the past

May 9, 2022 |

The arrival of revolutionary cover crops and use cases recall the days of the Neolithic. When news arrived that Bunge and CoverCress signed commercial partnership to support the expansion of CCI’s CoverCress technology, a new winter oilseed crop, and that Bunge Ventures recently increased its stake in CCI through a Series C-1 round, we were […]

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DAB.bio’s turbocharged fermenter reduces biomanufacturing costs by 50%

DAB.bio’s turbocharged fermenter reduces biomanufacturing costs by 50%

May 8, 2022 |

We love fermentation. From Amyris’ new fermentation capacity in Brazil, to BIO-CAT Microbials’ investment of $35 million in a fermentation facility, fermentation may be an ‘old’ technology dating back to 7,000 BC or earlier for beverages, but it just keeps getting better and better with age like a fine wine. So the latest news from […]

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Competitive Edge: USA BioEnergy and Texas Renewable Fuels

Competitive Edge: USA BioEnergy and Texas Renewable Fuels

May 5, 2022 |

12 advanced biorefineries specializing in the conversion of sustainably sourced wood waste into sustainable aviation fuel and naphtha are what USA BioEnergy is working on right now. Carbon capture tech is involved too. What’s the tech behind it? The feedstocks? What about the CO2? How does that all work? What are 3 big milestones they […]

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Bioluminescent bacteria, rockin’ packaging, McDonald’s biobased cups, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 5th

Bioluminescent bacteria, rockin’ packaging, McDonald’s biobased cups, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 5th

May 4, 2022 |

In France, the next City of Lights might just be illuminated by bioluminescent bacteria for an eco-friendly solution. And a new packaging alternative made from calcium carbonate, a naturally occurring material found in rocks, eggshells, and gastropods, is being launched in Florida. McD’s is getting on the bio-bandwagon too with their biobased cups pilot in […]

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On the Move – USGC, Greenlane Renewables, Biotalys, HyCC, Petrobus and more

On the Move – USGC, Greenlane Renewables, Biotalys, HyCC, Petrobus and more

May 3, 2022 |

Sifferath Promoted To USGC Vice President Also moving around in the U.S. Grains Council is Cary Sifferath who has been promoted from senior director of global programs to vice president at the U.S. Grains Council. Sifferath was initially hired as manager of international operations for Asia in 1993. His trajectory with the Council then took […]

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Federal Support of Alternative Energy is Crucial for Renewables

Federal Support of Alternative Energy is Crucial for Renewables

May 2, 2022 |

By Ron MacDonald, President and CEO of Zinc8 Energy Solutions Special to The Digest The Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency fuel waiver a few days ago to allow E15 gasoline to be sold during the summer driving season which will increase fuel supply, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels especially from Russia […]

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Commercial Availability! Oberon Fuels Drives Down Emissions from Propane with New rDME/Propane Blend

Commercial Availability! Oberon Fuels Drives Down Emissions from Propane with New rDME/Propane Blend

May 1, 2022 |

Commercialization – it’s the ultimate goal, isn’t it? Well, news just in from California that Oberon Fuels announced commercial availability of a new approach to drive down emissions across the propane industry: a blend of propane and Oberon’s renewable DME (dimethyl ether) and that Suburban Propane is the first to offer commercial sales of the […]

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Competitive Edge: MetGen Oy

Competitive Edge: MetGen Oy

April 28, 2022 |

Imagine a technology that is agnostic to lignin source and provides the missing link link in the value-chain between crude lignin and high value lignin fractions for specific end user products. Well, MetGen’s got it covered with their proven tech in multiple pre-commercial installations and enables cost-efficient conversion of lignin into biobased products. In today’s […]

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Floating Fungi buoys, bioplastic LP records, space bricks, Wilson tennis rackets, Saucony sneakers and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 28th

Floating Fungi buoys, bioplastic LP records, space bricks, Wilson tennis rackets, Saucony sneakers and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 28th

April 27, 2022 |

From sports enthusiasts going more biobased in their gear like Wilson tennis rackets and Saucony sneakers made from pineapple leather to groovy biobased LP records for music fans, it’s been a fun week with bioeconomy innovations. In today’s Digest, from sporty and groovy biobased ways to floating fungi in the form of mycelium buoys, shrimp […]

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Go SAF, Young Man: Go SAF, young one, and grow up with the country

Go SAF, Young Man: Go SAF, young one, and grow up with the country

April 26, 2022 |

Horace Greeley didn’t know anything about sustainable aviation fuel, and he may not have even authored the phrase, “Go West and grow up with the country.” But he did write, “Why insert this and not that? Why so much or A and so little of B?” I keep his instructions by my writing desk, it’s […]

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