Category: Thought Leadership

5 Key Tech Takeaways: Highlights from Tech presented at ABLC 2020

5 Key Tech Takeaways: Highlights from Tech presented at ABLC 2020

March 9, 2021 |

By Iacovos Vasalos, Research Director Emeritus, Center for Research and Technology-Hellas Special to The Digest This report summarizes highlights from the ABLC 2020 Biofuels Digest Virtual Conference, which took place in July 7-10, 2020. (And if you haven’t already registered for this year’s ABLC Digital on May 3-7, 2021, check it out now here.) There […]

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8 Key Federal Resources Supporting Anaerobic Digestion

8 Key Federal Resources Supporting Anaerobic Digestion

February 23, 2021 |

By Bill Hagy, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest One of President Biden’s Clean Energy initiatives includes partnering with farmers, ranchers and businesses engaged in livestock production to implement environmentally sound agriculture practices and deploy methane digesters that generate new sources of energy and revenue. Agriculture producers and businesses engaged in the livestock […]

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Ay, there’s the rub! Functional Challenges and Opportunities for Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD) External Analgesic Rubs

Ay, there’s the rub! Functional Challenges and Opportunities for Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD) External Analgesic Rubs

February 17, 2021 |

By Ronald Newman, PhD, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest  Summary The 2020 declared US market for consumer products made from hemp-derived phytocannabinoid extracts is expected to be close to $1billion, with the most significant consumption occurring in the State of California (projected from 2019 data by Statista, Inc). Growth in 2020 was relatively […]

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Reversing Trump: How Biden’s Priority On Climate Change Can Create Jobs

Reversing Trump: How Biden’s Priority On Climate Change Can Create Jobs

February 16, 2021 |

By Steve Melink, Author of Fusion Capitalism: A Clean Energy Vision For Conservatives, and founder/CEO of Melink Corporation Special to The Digest President Joe Biden’s agenda to combat climate change gained momentum with his signing of several executive actions in just his second week in office. Those came on the heels of other significant environmental […]

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The Road to Recovery:  Starts at Home

The Road to Recovery: Starts at Home

February 10, 2021 |

By Doug Durante, Executive Director, Clean Fuels Development Coalition Special to the Digest Economics 101 teaches us the way to increase value of any product is to increase demand for that product. In the case of ethanol our historic increase in production has been a result of a corresponding demand increase, driven by a combination […]

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Three Methods to Produce Rare Cannabinoids: Cultivation, Chemical Synthesis, and Biosynthesis

Three Methods to Produce Rare Cannabinoids: Cultivation, Chemical Synthesis, and Biosynthesis

February 8, 2021 |

By Maxim Mikheev, PhD, CEO & Founder of BIOMEDICAN Special to The Digest There is a rapidly growing demand for cannabinoids (the compounds found in the cannabis plant) because of their numerous health benefits. While the most popular cannabinoid is CBD, there are over one hundred known cannabinoids, including rare ones like CBG, CBN, THCA, […]

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A Force Multiplier for Bio-Investment in Federal Opportunity Zones: The BDOZ Initiative

A Force Multiplier for Bio-Investment in Federal Opportunity Zones: The BDOZ Initiative

February 2, 2021 |

By Jordan Solomon, President, Ecostrat Inc. Special to The Digest Fifty-two million Americans live in economically distressed communities—many of which are in rural areas. These communities are plagued by a lack of investment capital. In 2017, the US government launched the largest tax incentive program in the history of the US to change that dynamic: […]

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Developing Hype-Cycle Resilience to Accelerate Advanced Biofuel Technology

Developing Hype-Cycle Resilience to Accelerate Advanced Biofuel Technology

January 25, 2021 |

By Ross Mazur, Graduate Student, Colorado State University Impact MBA, Business Development & Project Engineer, Sustainable Fuels Consulting LLC Special to The Digest Hype, the ephemeral group discourse surrounding topics and ideas, is becoming more pervasive in our increasingly digital world. Although hype cycles, the temporal trends in societal perception of a specific technology or […]

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A Muted Year for Biofuels M&A Activity: 2020 Review and Outlook

A Muted Year for Biofuels M&A Activity: 2020 Review and Outlook

January 20, 2021 |

by Bruce Comer, Founder, Managing Partner and Frank Kim, Director, Ocean Park Advisors Special to The Digest COVID-19 further plagues the already challenged North American biofuels M&A market, while capital investments thrive. Biofuels merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in North America remained sluggish in 2020. For the second consecutive year, no large-scale, operating biofuels plant […]

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Truly Renewable Energy: The Importance of Organics Recycling in a Decarbonized Future

Truly Renewable Energy: The Importance of Organics Recycling in a Decarbonized Future

January 18, 2021 |

By Shawn Kreloff, Founder & CEO of Bioenergy Devco Special to The Digest Facing rising shorelines and catastrophic wildfires, the reality of climate change has set in. Policymakers, business leaders, consumers, and businesses of all types have been pushing for a transition away from their reliance on fossil fuels – towards a carbon-negative power supply […]

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