Category: Thought Leadership

Bio Solutions Deliver Performance While Meeting Sustainability Goals – Road Construction and Power Generation Sectors Show Proven Results

Bio Solutions Deliver Performance While Meeting Sustainability Goals – Road Construction and Power Generation Sectors Show Proven Results

August 12, 2020 |

By Marty Muenzmaier, Cargill’s sustainability and external affairs lead for the Bioindustrial group Special to The Digest Historically, many in manufacturing believe going with bio-based ingredients for various manufacturing applications from wood panels and furniture adhesives, foams and flooring, paints, inks and coating, asphalt hot-mix additives to dielectric fluids for electrical transformers means a loss […]

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CO2 Usage in an Old Application, With a New Twist in an Ever-Growing Spiked Beverage Market

CO2 Usage in an Old Application, With a New Twist in an Ever-Growing Spiked Beverage Market

August 6, 2020 |

By Sam A. Rushing, President – Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. Special to The Digest BACKGROUND New markets are opening, and competition is heating up over carbonating more than the traditional Coca – Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper – Snapple, and many private labels of purely soft drinks. The rise, and rapid growth of hard seltzers is impressive. […]

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Owning the Landscape: The Importance of Intellectual Property Rights in Engineered Biofuels

Owning the Landscape: The Importance of Intellectual Property Rights in Engineered Biofuels

August 4, 2020 |

By David Fournier, Chair for Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Counseling, Perkins Coie LLP Special to The Digest Biocarbons are experiencing significant investment and growth as a drop-in replacement for fossil fuels in energy and metals production.  As companies move from found fossil fuels to engineered biofuels, intellectual property rights will invariably have a significant impact […]

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Transitioning to the New BioRefining Era & Future Vision for Ethanol Plants

Transitioning to the New BioRefining Era & Future Vision for Ethanol Plants

July 28, 2020 |

By Joel Stone, ConVergInce Advisers and member of Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to the Digest Many of those who have listened to me talking about the transition to a bioeconomy, have heard and seen my presentations regarding the use of existing bioethanol infrastructure and facilities to be expanded into producing an array of value-added products. […]

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Recruiting Impact Investing to Grow the Bioeconomy

Recruiting Impact Investing to Grow the Bioeconomy

July 21, 2020 |

By Cynthia Thyfault, Global Biofuture Solutions, Founder and CEO and Gerard J. Ostheimer, PhD., Co-Founder and CSO Special to The Digest Impact investing is an exciting and rapidly growing industry powered by investors who are determined to generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. This is taking place all over the world, […]

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Political Football Season Returns with RFS

Political Football Season Returns with RFS

July 20, 2020 |

By Donnell Rehagen, CEO, National Biodiesel Board Special to The Digest If you’re craving the excitement of live sports played by highly paid professionals, perhaps you’ll want to watch the back and forth in Washington’s annual Renewable Fuel Standard game. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something where the rules are clearer and […]

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Renewable diesel has a bright future: NextChem and Saola Energy partnership will help feedstock suppliers of all sizes take full advantage of it

Renewable diesel has a bright future: NextChem and Saola Energy partnership will help feedstock suppliers of all sizes take full advantage of it

July 7, 2020 |

By NextChem Special to The Digest Transportation accounts for 28% of global warming emissions in the U.S. and is heavily reliant on fossil fuels. Innovation within the transportation industry is necessary to combat climate change and while electrification provides compelling opportunities for reducing carbon emissions in the light-duty vehicle fleet, in heavy duty applications (trucking, […]

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3 Ways for Companies to Have a Positive Impact

3 Ways for Companies to Have a Positive Impact

July 7, 2020 |

By Dr. Rajat Panwar, Associate Professor of Sustainable Business Management at Appalachian State University Are Your Favorite Companies Eco-Friendly? Even They May Not Know Corporations around the world love to promote their environmental bona fides, touting their at-times Herculean efforts to minimize their carbon footprint. But desiring to be environmentally friendly and truly accomplishing that […]

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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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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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