Category: Thought Leadership

The Fuel Economy Rule: An EPA That Won’t See, Hear, or Speak to the Facts

The Fuel Economy Rule: An EPA That Won’t See, Hear, or Speak to the Facts

August 25, 2021 |

By Doug Durante, Executive Director Clean Fuels Development Coalition Special to The Digest The release of the highly anticipated revision of the Safe Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicle (SAFE) proposed rule this month was, for the biofuels industry, yet another poke in the eye as the EPA totally ignored reality and continued their long history of […]

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Blue Hydrogen for Transport in the US: The Transition to Green Hydrogen & the Conduit to Keeping Pace with the EU

Blue Hydrogen for Transport in the US: The Transition to Green Hydrogen & the Conduit to Keeping Pace with the EU

August 23, 2021 |

By Salim Rahemtulla, President, PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp. Special to The Digest As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) indicates in its Hydrogen Program Plan it published in 2020, “Hydrogen, as a versatile energy carrier and chemical feedstock, offers advantages that unite all of our nation’s energy resources—renewables, nuclear, and fossil fuels—and enables innovations in […]

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Tech, feedstock winners still to be declared as biofuels sector develops

Tech, feedstock winners still to be declared as biofuels sector develops

August 10, 2021 |

By Tom Brown, Chief News Correspondent, ICIS Special to The Digest It seems beyond question at this point in the market’s development that biofuels will be a significant factor in the evolution of the transportation and petrochemical sectors, but the space remains in flux, with the winners and losers yet to be declared. Materials such […]

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Battle Of The Biofuels: Renewable Diesel vs. Biodiesel

Battle Of The Biofuels: Renewable Diesel vs. Biodiesel

August 9, 2021 |

By Patrick O’Brien, Summer Intern, Opportune LLP Special to The Digest Find out why knowing the difference between renewable diesel and biodiesel can go a long way in understanding the benefits of each. Fuel standards programs such as the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS-2) and California’s Low-Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) have incentivized fuel producers to […]

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5 key strategies for women to succeed in male-dominated STEM industries

5 key strategies for women to succeed in male-dominated STEM industries

August 4, 2021 |

By Jenn Donahue, Founder of JL Donahue Engineering Special to The Digest  Being a woman in a male-dominated environment has its challenges. If you are like me, the last thing you want is for your gender to be your defining characteristic and the basis upon which all judgments of your worth are made. In most […]

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President Biden’s Climate Plan and its Role in Agriculture & Renewable Biofuels

President Biden’s Climate Plan and its Role in Agriculture & Renewable Biofuels

August 2, 2021 |

By Oliver Peoples, Ph.D., CEO of Yield10 Bioscience Special to The Digest During President Biden’s April 22nd climate plan speech at the Virtual Leaders’ Summit on Climate, he announced his goal of cutting 50 percent of U.S. carbon-emissions levels by 2030. This is no simple task, and consumers, investors and businesses alike are aware of […]

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Aviation leaders say biofuels still too expensive

Aviation leaders say biofuels still too expensive

July 27, 2021 |

By Cécile Michaut, Institut Polytechnique de Paris Special to The Digest Aviation is counting on the use of biofuels and petrol-free synthetic fuels to reduce carbon emissions. Technically it is possible, but some say it’s still too expensive. Hear from Samuel Saysset, Lead techno advisor at ENGIE Research; Jean-Philippe Héraud, Process engineer at IFP Energies […]

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We Can Love Electric Cars, But Let’s Not Spurn Biofuels

We Can Love Electric Cars, But Let’s Not Spurn Biofuels

July 22, 2021 |

Right now, electric cars have the momentum and the “inevitability” narrative on their side. Is the idea of pursuing two paths forward a waste of money? By Dan Morgan Note: This article originally appeared in the Globalist and is re-published with permission. More about the Globalist here. https:theglobalist.com The Biden administration, the European Union, China […]

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Thoughts by Russ: Building a Future We Want

Thoughts by Russ: Building a Future We Want

July 13, 2021 |

By Russ Freeman, PE Retired Special to The Digest One must wonder what a future Circular Economy might hold and whether we really want one? Since a tipping point seems to have passed in the swing toward such an economy, we need to rather urgently consider how to proceed. Real change means, rather than fixing […]

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On the path to net zero, Canada must grow a circular bioeconomy

On the path to net zero, Canada must grow a circular bioeconomy

July 7, 2021 |

By Sandy Ferguson, Principal of SF Consulting, and Rob van Adrichem, Director of External Relations at the City of Prince George Special to The Digest Bathroom sinks made of wood fibre, energy derived from garbage, skyscrapers built of cross-laminated timber, and carbon fibre that is used in Formula 1 cars are all examples of bioproducts […]

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