Category: Top Stories

Washington state passes low-carbon Clean Fuel Standard — establishing a ‘Clean Fuel Coast’ from San Diego to the Klondike gateway

Washington state passes low-carbon Clean Fuel Standard — establishing a ‘Clean Fuel Coast’ from San Diego to the Klondike gateway

April 25, 2021 |

In Washington state, HB 1091. the Clean Fuel Standard has been passed by the legislature and now heads to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for signature; it is a significant win for the Governor’s renewables agenda and for the clean fuels movement. From San Diego to the gateway to the Klondike, a clean curtain has descended […]

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Biden sets 50 percent carbon reduction target by 2050 for US

Biden sets 50 percent carbon reduction target by 2050 for US

April 22, 2021 |

In Washington, US President Joe Biden announced a new target for the United States to achieve a 50-52 percent reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas pollution in 2030 – building on progress to-date and by positioning American workers and industry to tackle the climate crisis. To develop the goal, the Administration analyzed […]

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Competitive Edge: City of Muscatine Organics Recycling Center & Biogas Conversion

Competitive Edge: City of Muscatine Organics Recycling Center & Biogas Conversion

April 22, 2021 |

The City of Muscatine in Iowa is leading by example. The city had municipal anaerobic digesters having capacity but not creating enough biogas for a conversion project, so they added food waste to increase biogas production. There are no other municipal operations of this kind in the midwest and only a handful of them nationally […]

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Earth Day Innovations, pollution-fighting soap, potato Matchbox cars, mushroom Adidas, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 22nd

Earth Day Innovations, pollution-fighting soap, potato Matchbox cars, mushroom Adidas, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 22nd

April 21, 2021 |

In celebration of Earth Day today, let’s look at what can be done to help stop climate change and bring about a better bioeconomy. This week brings some innovations that give us hope like a new probiotic soap in Peru developed for washing clothes in rivers and streams that actually cleans up pollution in the […]

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The cannabinoid revolution is coming – and fermentation is the catalyst

The cannabinoid revolution is coming – and fermentation is the catalyst

April 20, 2021 |

By Roy Lipski, Co-founder & CEO of Creo Special to The Digest It’s clear that science and technology are spurring some of the biggest changes happening across industry today. And the innovation-driven revolution happening in the emerging cannabinoids sector could have far reaching effects. Cannabinoids themselves, while still underexplored, are powerful and diverse substances. But […]

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The “Coming Apocalypse:” Will Industrial Biotech Flourish or Flounder?

The “Coming Apocalypse:” Will Industrial Biotech Flourish or Flounder?

April 19, 2021 |

By Christopher J. Guske, Ph.D. and Mark Warner, PE Special to The Digest There are storm clouds on the horizon and those of us actively entrenched in scale-up and manufacturing for Industrial Biotech see the coming apocalypse…and it will likely not be pretty.  We make this assertion knowing we are in a superlative-saturated society, where […]

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Renewable diesel kicks off 2021 with conversions, capacity increases, new feedstocks and more

Renewable diesel kicks off 2021 with conversions, capacity increases, new feedstocks and more

April 18, 2021 |

Renewable diesel has been off to quite a start this year. Just one week in February brought several big news stories in the renewable diesel world and that doesn’t even include all the renewable diesel excitement that came throughout March and so far in April. So business is booming? What is the overall demand and […]

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Competitive Edge: DeepCell Industries

Competitive Edge: DeepCell Industries

April 15, 2021 |

You may recognize his name from Blue Marble Biomaterials, which converts organic biomass into renewable specialty chemicals, or as the former senior policy advisor to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, but Kelly Ogilvie, DeepCell Industries’ CEO and Co-Founder has an interesting, and very personal, story to tell about DeepCell’s cannabis business and why he went […]

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Amyris gets Reese Witherspoon support, wool coffin for Prince Phillip, bioplastic Swatch watch, fruity H&M shoes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 15th

Amyris gets Reese Witherspoon support, wool coffin for Prince Phillip, bioplastic Swatch watch, fruity H&M shoes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 15th

April 14, 2021 |

Why yes, that is Reese Witherspoon holding up an Amyris Biossance product. Amyris got Reese Witherspoon as the latest celebrity to promote their clean beauty products. Speaking of celebrities, there are rumors that the UK Queen’s consort is looking at a very green burial for Prince Phillip with biodegradable coffin made of wool and being […]

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Waste to Energy: The Future of Renewable Energy Via Circular Economy

Waste to Energy: The Future of Renewable Energy Via Circular Economy

April 13, 2021 |

By Rafi Sela, Founder and CEO of AR Challenges Special to The Digest Foreword The world is struggling to act on the climate impact via various new standards and regulations. While the USA declined participation under the Trump administration, the new Biden one will continue to push the climate impact situation. One of the critical […]

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