Tag: renewable chemicals

Praj pivots to Bio-Prism – from transport fuels to renewable chem and materials

Praj pivots to Bio-Prism – from transport fuels to renewable chem and materials

July 13, 2020 |

A little over 47 years ago, Pink Floyd released their iconic “Dark Side of the Moon” prism-designed album which became one of the best-selling albums worldwide and sent the band into international fame. There was much speculation on the meaning behind the prism, but one thing is clear today – Praj Industries has chosen wisely […]

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Maine Governor supports newly instated renewable chemicals tax credit

Maine Governor supports newly instated renewable chemicals tax credit

July 12, 2020 |

In Maine, Governor Janet T. Mills released a letter about the newly instated renewable chemicals tax credit, saying “Maine boasts the most competitive renewable chemical tax credit in the nation” and COVID-19 “has also provided an opportunity to pause and reflect on our current systems, and to carve a path forward that supports growth and […]

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Governor Janet Mills Signs Renewable Products Tax Credit into Law

Governor Janet Mills Signs Renewable Products Tax Credit into Law

March 22, 2020 |

In Maine, Governor Janet Mills signed into law last week a tax credit that will create hundreds of jobs making climate-friendly products from renewable resources, or “biobased” products, in Maine. Supporters were grateful for Maine lawmakers’ leadership in passing this important legislation amid the state’s critical response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re excited to see […]

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Neste appoints new Exec. VP for renewable polymers and chemicals

Neste appoints new Exec. VP for renewable polymers and chemicals

July 28, 2019 |

In Finland, Mercedes Alonso has been appointed as Executive Vice President for Renewable Polymers and Chemicals of Neste Corporation and member of the Neste Executive Committee. She will join Neste on September 2019, at the latest, and will report to President and CEO Peter Vanacker. She will also be the Managing Director of Neste Germany […]

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US Renewable Chemicals Tax Credit bill introduced

US Renewable Chemicals Tax Credit bill introduced

July 2, 2017 |

In Washington, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Reps. Ryan Costello (R-PA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA) introduced the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017. The legislation, if enacted, would create a targeted, short-term tax credit for production of qualifying renewable chemicals from biomass or investment in production facilities. Applicants for the tax credit would […]

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Catalysis in Renewable Chemicals: Noteworthy Developments, 2015 – 2016

Catalysis in Renewable Chemicals: Noteworthy Developments, 2015 – 2016

January 11, 2017 |

By Dr. Bernard Cooker, Chemical Processing Solutions, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest The use of catalysts, both living entities, such as microorganisms, and otherwise inert synthetic and biologically-derived materials, such as supported transition metals and enzymes, are frequently key to the development of technically efficient and low cost commercial processes to biochemicals and […]

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Landmark report from BIO charts $770B renewable chemicals and materials market by 2020

Landmark report from BIO charts $770B renewable chemicals and materials market by 2020

September 7, 2016 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization released a landmark report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry. Explosive growth in renewable chemicals BIO reports that “McKinsey & Co. […]

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Biorenewables Megatrends: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the advanced bioeconomy’s progress

Biorenewables Megatrends: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the advanced bioeconomy’s progress

August 25, 2016 |

This week, we conducted a webinar on Biorenewables Megatrends with NEXANT principal Ron Cascone, who gave these incisive slides on the state of commercialization in fuels, chemicals, biomaterials and nutrition.

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New Platforms: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Renewable Chemical Intermediates

New Platforms: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Renewable Chemical Intermediates

April 13, 2016 |

This week, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers of cellulosic sugars, from pilot to player. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, from industry consultant Michele Rubino — whose latest Digest column is here. The recorded version of the Renewable Chemicals Intermediates webinar can be accessed here.

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2016 Time to Double-down on Renewable Chemicals

2016 Time to Double-down on Renewable Chemicals

February 1, 2016 |

By Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert, re:chem Alliance For all of 2015’s turbulence in the renewable chemical sector, in one area – US government policy – the industry saw marked progress. For the last two years, the Renewable Chemical & Advanced Materials Alliance (re:chem), in concert with other stakeholders, has relentlessly advocated for several policy […]

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