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High Added Value Renewable Polymers
July 19, 2017 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Bernard Cooker (Chemical Processing Solutions/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Biomass-based green polymer and monomer projects, as reported in Chemical and Engineering News and Chemical Engineering Progress in Q1, Q2 2017 are surveyed. The focus here is …

Aux Farms, Citoyens! France’s Bioeconomy Plan Is a Stirring Call to Action on Jobs, Climate, Innovation
June 27, 2017 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  t took a long time, but France in the past year published a national bioeconomy strategy and its national government has approved it. It’s here in full form.
We’re publishing a …

BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy
June 21, 2017 – 9:19 am | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Consortium) To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its new Strategic and Research Agenda (SIRA). The SIRA identifies the activities needed to speed up …

Neste Deepens Its Knowhow on the Circular Economy – Waste Plastics Now in Focus
June 7, 2017 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(Neste)  Neste deepens its knowhow on the circular economy – waste plastics now in focus —  Neste, the world’s leading biofuel producer in the circular economy, is putting a large amount of resources into research …

The Sexy 7: The Bio Markets and Apps in PET, PX, PEF, PLA, PHA, PBS, and PE
June 7, 2017 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 200,200 downloads for the DOE’s classic report on value-added chemicals — but some hot molecules are missing!  —  “Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass” a 2004 survey, completed by staff led …

What’s My Feedstock Worth? A Primer for Measuring Bio-Value
June 6, 2017 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Whether you are owner or seller, you need to know the underlying value of a feedstock in the advanced bioeconomy — and that is not the same thing as its …

Virent Moves Biofuels Closer to Market as New CEO Takes Over
June 5, 2017 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Judy Newman (Wisconsin State Journal)  If Madison-based Virent‘s biofuels are going to fill the tanks of cars and airplanes, it will be up to Stacey Orlandi to drive the company there.
Orlandi, 45, took over …

Responding to Trump: The New Economies of Pittsburgh…and Paris and Paris and Paris
June 5, 2017 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Where Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto joined the mayors of more than 175 cities in a rebel yell that has been heard nationwide since President Trump pulled out of the Paris …

UPM Biofuels Gains the World’s First RSB Certification for Wood-Based Liquid Biofuels
May 30, 2017 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has again received a new acknowledgement of the sustainability of its value chain by receiving an RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certificate for both UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha, …

The Resources for Scale-up: The Digest’s 2017 Multi Slide Guide to Passmore Group’s View on Sustainable Project Development
May 30, 2017 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Passmore Group? It’s like global advanced technology wrapped up inside a maple leaf. There’s hardly a technology wave that’s in any way sustainable or renewable that Jeff Passmore et al …

10 Industrial Biotechnology Wave Trends to Watch
May 26, 2017 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are news items, then there are trends, and finally there are wave trends — trends of critical importance and that carry the likelihood of having long-lasting impact. Like the fast ripples …

GreenField Specialty Alcohols, Inc. Announces Name Change to Greenfield Global, Inc.
May 25, 2017 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire/The Business Journals/GreenField Global) New Name Reflects Strength of Product Lines, Global Reach, and Scale  — GreenField Specialty Alcohols, Inc., Canada’s largest ethanol producer and a world leader in high-purity specialty alcohols, announced today …

Advancing the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA and Feedstock R&D
May 25, 2017 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Former Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farmers and ranchers. Investing …

Missoula’s Masters of Metamorphosis: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Blue Marble Biomaterials
May 18, 2017 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) When it comes to Blue Marble’s coordinates in the bioeconomy star-field, think advanced flavorings made from seemingly impossible materials. Most recently we reported that Missoula’s Masters of Metamorphosis this past summer released …

Improving Policies in Support of Shared Pilot Facilities to Increase Their Impact on the Key Enabling Technology Industrial Biotech and the European Bio-Economy
May 3, 2017 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(Smart Pilots/Interreg Europe)  SmartPilots’ objective is to improve regional policies in support of Shared Pilot Facilities (SPF) to increase their impact on the Key Enabling technology (KET) Industrial Biotech and the bio-economy.
The bio-economy adresses societal challenges …

Advance to Go! The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Q1 2017 Cap Raises in Industrial Biotechnology
April 26, 2017 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that the industrial biotechnology sector raised $1.103B in new capital in the first quarter of 2017, excluding debt and sovereign investments as well as M&A …

Industrial Biotech’s Billion Dollar Quarter: Ventures Raise $1.1B in Q1 from Seed to Commercial-Scale
April 26, 2017 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that the industrial biotechnology sector raised $1.128B in new capital in the first quarter of 2017, excluding debt and sovereign investments as well as M&A …

US VP Pence Celebrates Greenbelt Resources and Jababeka Infrastruktur Waste-to-Resources Project MOU Signing
April 21, 2017 – 9:50 am | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  JababECO is the first U.S.-Indonesia municipal waste-to-bioproducts project  —  United States Vice President Mike Pence participated in a ceremony celebrating the signing of multiple Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) in Jakarta today, including …

Sustainable Polyurethanes and the Bio Economy
April 11, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The use of biomass to produce value added chemicals for polymer synthesis is a major focus of the effort to replace fossil carbon. The theory is that these …

Bioeconomy under the Radar
March 30, 2017 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Leaders Tout Potential Growth, Challenges for Renewable Refinery Products  —  … Whether it is spoons, Coke bottles or carpets made out of corn, livestock enzymes for pharmaceuticals, or John …

21 Techs to Watch in 2017 and Other Hot Trends: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of the Advanced Bioeconomy
March 7, 2017 – 9:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At ABLC 2017 in Washington, the Digest presented its annual State of the Advanced Bioeconomy presentation, including a look at 21 technologies and companies to watch in 2017.
“Opening with our annual industry …

50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017
March 6, 2017 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, LanzaTech took the #1 spot in the 2017 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings.
The annual rankings, which recognize innovation and …

Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Summary Report Published
February 27, 2017 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Summary Report is now online! Read this new report for an overview of industry challenges and opportunities discussed during the Biorefinery Optimization Workshop, which was held on October …

Bio-Based Economy and Climate Change: New Report on Important Links, Pitfalls and Opportunities
February 6, 2017 – 8:45 pm | No Comment

(Bio-Based News)  There is a clear link between bio-based economy and sustainability as well as green economy. This is not surprising as the use of biomass induces a sustainable use of carbon i.e. carbon absorbed …

Thailand Announces $11.3 Billion 10-Year Plan to Build Sugarcane and Cassava Bioeconomy
January 26, 2017 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we reported from Thailand:  “The government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy hub for the region with private and public sector investment expected to reach $11.3 billion …

The Bioeconomy, #1 Catalyst for Rural Development: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA and Rural Development
January 13, 2017 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Outgoing Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farmers and ranchers. …

Switchcraft: Metabolix Bioconverts Itself into Yield10, Focuses on Crop Yields
January 9, 2017 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts we have had more signs of the pivoting underway in the advanced bioeconomy with the news that Metabolix is changing its name to Yield10 Bioscience and will focus …

Toray to Make Biofuel Feedstock from Sugar Cane in Thailand
January 6, 2017 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(Nikkei Asian Review)  Japanese company’s tech can cut costs at planned processing plant  —  Toray Industries looks to tap sugar cane waste in Thailand to produce raw materials for biofuel, a revenue source that fits with …

The Clean Tech Primer 2017
January 6, 2017 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Raymond James released its Clean Tech Primer 2017, arguably the most cogent and concise summary of activity and prospects across the gamut from solar power through to …

Innovative R&D Model: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Total’s Bio-Based Products
January 5, 2017 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We reported in April that Total is betting on the future of renewables by developing a Gas, Renewables & Power segment as part of its current restructuring process that will be implemented by …

Milk beyond the Dairy Farm: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Perfect Day Foods
January 3, 2017 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “Why Animal-Free? We wanted a way to enjoy the dairy products we love – with zero compromise,” says Perfect Day Foods on its website. Bottom line, using biotech they have created milk …

DOE BETO Releases New Strategic Plan; Biofuels to Constitute 25% of US Transportation Fuels by 2040
January 2, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress) The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released its new strategic plan, titled Strategic Plan for a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy. The strategic plan—with a vision for 2040—lays out BETO’s mission …

Old Carbon, New Jet Fuels: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech’s ATJ Jet Fuel Tech
December 30, 2016 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the current highly centralized global energy system by enabling the regional production of low-cost energy from local wastes and residues, including gases as varied as …

Attacking Carbon Intensity, Energy Intensity: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Agile BioFoundry
December 27, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With the Agile BioFoundry project, the National Lab consortium, in partnership with academia and industry, aims to achieve a 40% decrease in the energy intensity of current manufacturing processes.
Plus, a …

Queensland Government Opens Expressions of Interest Process as Drive for Biobased Industry Gains Momentum
December 19, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the Queensland Government will target Australian and international biofutures investment to help boost the industry in regional Queensland. Speaking in Parliament today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that an …

Chief Pilot: The ABPDU, Where the Elite Meet to Defeat Petroleum
December 15, 2016 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  “Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit.”  It’s run out of the Berkeley Lab, and is the technology center behind the technology centers, if you will, of companies such as Kiverdi, …

Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2016
December 8, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Bernard Cooker (Chemical Processing Solutions/Biofuels Digest)  This is a review of the biomass-fed chemical process projects to renewable chemicals which were published in Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) and Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) from 1/1/16 …

The Emerging Synthetic Biology Ecosystem: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Gingko BioWorks
December 8, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, Ginkgo BioWorks announced the launch of their next generation foundry, Bioworks2. With 125,000 square feet and an 6X expected increase in capacity compared to BioWorks 1, Bioworks2 represents a step change …

The Port of Amsterdam Pursues a Bio-based, Circular Economy
December 6, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by John J. Berger (Renewable Energy World)  … According to its Vision 2030 statement, the port seeks to become “an innovative hub for [an] energy transition [and a] circular and bio-based economy” that will create jobs, new products, …

Beyond Petroleum: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office
December 5, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BETO. I think it’s Latin for “I forbid petroleum.” So while presidents have the Veto, technologists have the Beto.
It’s most widely known in its modern variant, as the acronym for the DOE’s Bioenergy …

Yes, We Move. The Italian Bioeconomy Strategy Is On Line
November 30, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Il Bioeconomista)  Yes, we move. Italy has its bioeconomy strategy (“Bioeconomy in Italy: A unique opportunity to reconnect economy, society and the environment). “This strategy aims to provide a shared vision of the economic, social …

There Is a Cornucopia of Feedstock Options for Making Biofuels
November 28, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Mark Elless (U.S. Department of Energy)  Switchgrass, algae, forest trimmings, corn husks and corn stalks you can’t eat these crops, and you would never put them on your table for Thanksgiving; however, together they …

Disruptive Technologies: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Flint Hills Resources
November 25, 2016 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Flint Hills Resources is a major force in US ethanol and biodiesel markets — and most recently in the bioeconomy news stream for its JV with and investments in Benefuel …

Scaling up Industrial Biotech: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Financing the Advanced Bioeconomy
November 18, 2016 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Building a low carbon, bio-based economy through sustainable innovation means scaling up technologies.  And that means financing for scale.
The opportunity is massive. As the OECD wrote in its Bioeconomy 2030 report, “The Bioeconomy …

From COP 22 in Marrakech: 20 Countries form BioFutures Platform
November 17, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At COP22, in Marrakech, a coalition of 20 countries interested in the clean energy and the bioeconomy fields launched of the Biofuture Platform, a new collective effort to accelerate development …

Biofuture Platform to Launch November 16
November 7, 2016 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(UNCTAD)  During the second week of COP22 in Morocco, a number of countries will launch a multi-stakeholder mechanism to facilitate collaboration and policy dialogue in the areas of advanced bioenergy and biomaterials. The platform – …

New Project Aims to Create Equal Market Access for Bio-Based Products: Start of STAR4BBI – STAndards and Regulations FOR the Bio-Based Industry
November 7, 2016 – 10:15 am | No Comment

(Bio-based News/nova-Institut GmbH)  Project STAR4BBI has been created as a means to develop a practical, effective, sustainable and harmonized regulatory network in order to support Europe’s innovative transition to a bio-based economy by removing legislative …

Revenues Tripling: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Amyris
November 5, 2016 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Amyris reported Q3 revenues of $26.5 million, up sharply from $8.6 million for the third quarter of 2015. The increase was driven by a 61% increase in product sales, …

BIO Latin America Conference 2016: Innovation, Investors and Institution in new Global Markets
November 5, 2016 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) promoted its first Latin America Conference in Sao Paulo October 26-28, 2016, co-hosted by Biominas and with the support of the Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology …

State of the Industry, November 2016: A Digest ABLC Next Special Preview
November 4, 2016 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The advanced bioeconomy is making a far more broad assault on everyday norms and materials than back in the days when biofuels were, just about alone, the break-out application.
Shift to …

Derisking: A Strategy for Growing the Biobased Economy
October 28, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Neil A. Belson (LeafPro Bioproducts/Biofuels Digest)  … Despite its potential benefits and some very real achievements, the biobased economy has overall progressed more slowly than many had hoped.  There are several reasons for this slow progress. …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s Complete 2016 Multi-Slide Guides to 42 Majors in the Advanced Bioeconomy
October 19, 2016 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest hosted the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  Here below are all the companies we …

BBI JU Showcases Novel Bio-Based Products at the Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference
October 18, 2016 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking )  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) together with 4 of its projects, introduced participants to the products and production methods of the future during the Bratislava Bioeconomy conference (BBEC2016) organised …

Biogenic CO2 Coalition Launches Grassroots Outreach: Urges EPA to Remove its Regulatory Roadblock to Development of the Bioeconomy
October 12, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Biogenic CO2 Coalition)  Today (October 6, 2016), a coalition of major agricultural groups launched a grassroots campaign to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to remove its regulatory roadblock to development of the emerging bioeconomy.
The Biogenic …

TerraTech, Weekly Radio Program on the Advanced Bioeconomy, Set to Launch Jan. 11th
October 11, 2016 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest announced the launch of TerraTech, a weekly one-hour radio program on new technologies, rising companies and personalities in the advanced bioeconomy.
TerraTech will air live each Wednesday …

NUU Launches: The Digital Voice of the Advanced Bioeconomy
October 11, 2016 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, NUU, the Digital Voice of the Advanced Bioeconomy officially debuted as a new digital content portal for the new physical world of the advanced bioeconomy NUU will cover advanced …

Bio-Based Industry Consortium, 9 Others Ink Pact to Develop Polish Bioeconomy
October 10, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Poland, the Bio-Based Industry Consortium, the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking and eight Polish regions signed a Letter of Intent to develop new bioeconomy partnerships.
Signed by the Łódzkie Region, the …

An EU Biofuels Proposal Worth Getting Behind
October 7, 2016 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest)  Europe’s bioethanol association ePure just released a renewables policy paper that’s something to get excited about.
It’s a show of confidence and ambition on the part of Europe’s ethanol CEOs.  Their …

White Biotechnology Market to Reach $487.08 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.
October 3, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

(Grand View Research/PR Newswire)  The global white biotechnology market is expected to reach USD 487.08 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising awareness and emphasis for the adoption of greener …

IBBESS SymbioSUM
September 30, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(IEA Task 42)  Task42 supported the 1st International Bio-Based Economy Student SymbioSUM in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 29-31 August 2016. In this SymbioSUM – organised by students for students – the attendees were involved in an …

New €3.8M SUPERBIO Project to Support Industrial Bio Innovation in EU
September 26, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Theo Kumah (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the new SuperBIO project worth €3.8 million primarily targets developing promising industrial value chains in the bio economy. The innovative project is supported through the EU Horizon2020 …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes, P&G
September 22, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Answers to Your Questions about Renewables and the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 22, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane and Ron Cascone (Biofuels Digest/NEXANT)  Recently, we held a popular webinar on Renewables and the Advanced Bioeconomy with NEXANT principal Ron Cascone, for which you can see the slides here.
During the webinar, we received …

SuperBIO Project to Support EU Bioeconomy Innovation
September 3, 2016 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Bio Base Europe/Biomass Magazine)  SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The € 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It …

The Advanced Bioeconomy and the Pet Wellness Revolution
August 22, 2016 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  well, it’s big business, and every day around the world millions of people are lavishing extravagant amounts of care and expense about the health and wellness of their animal …

Ministry of Economic Affairs of Republic of China : Turn Microalgae Biofuel into Gold Mine, Create Circular Economy of Green Energy
August 17, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders)  The Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs (BOE, MOEA), has promoted the research and development of green energy for decades. On 19th July, 2016, BOE commissioned Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to sign …

Out Now: CASCADES – Study on the Optimised Cascading Use of Wood
August 11, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based News)  The most comprehensive study on cascading use of wood including material flows, barriers and potential measures  —  Efficient and environmentally responsible biomass use is central to sustainable development and key to delivering an …

SuperBIO: Building and Supporting New Bio-Based Value Chains with SMEs
August 11, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(SuperBIO) The project runs from 1st of June 2016 until 30th of November 2018. Applications can be submitted until 31st of July 2018.  Project background and aim:  SuperBIO is a Horizon2020 innovation project that aims to …

We Band of Brothers: Crisp, CRISPR, Crispin’s Day and the Democratization of Crop R&D
August 3, 2016 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The nature of collaboration across the advanced bioeconomy is shifting dramatically – and we are seeing the democratization of R&D.  …   The CRISPR revolution
As Dan Watkins of DFJ’s Mercury …

Insights About Green Jobs from Bioenergy 2016
July 26, 2016 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Janine Finnell (Advanced Biofuels USA/Leaders in Energy) I attended the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation” conference held in Washington DC from July 12-14, 2016.  There were 17 breakout …

Thoughts at Bioenergy 2016: What Are We Doing Here?
July 13, 2016 – 9:19 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The substance of the on-going US Department of Energy renewable energy-related conferences this week comes down to “How do we get customers to buy what we are making?”  It’s …

Who’ll Stop the Rain?: The Road to a Biobased Fix for Carcinogenic PFCs
July 11, 2016 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Last year, news arrived that Patagonia’s venture arm, charmingly named $20 Million & Change, had invested $1 million in Beyond Surface Technologies, in search of a bio-based durable water-repellent. …

US Signs Bio-Energy Research Pact with QUT
July 6, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(Queensland University of Technology)  A research partnership between QUT and a US National Laboratory aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop new ways of creating bio-energy from plant material.
The biotechnology research partnership will bring …

BioFutures: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Queensland’s 10-Year Bioeconomy plan
July 5, 2016 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

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Knock on Wood: Why Trade and Brand Will Trump Tech in the Advanced Bioeconomy
June 23, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So if the advanced bioeconomy is so prevalent and so pervasive, why do we hear so much about the struggles of projects to be built? Why is it so much …

BIC and Vanguard Initiative Sign Bioeconomy MoU
June 21, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Consortium)  Two leading European bioeconomy players, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for better interregional cooperation on the bioeconomy.
The collaboration will support improved …

Should Sustainability Include Using Farmlands for Plastics, Textiles and Dyes, or Food?
June 16, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Clare Goldsberry (Plastics Today)  A presenter at the recent ANTEC conference posed a provocative question: Are biobased materials really sustainable?  —  He (Professor Majid Sarmadi of the University of Wisconsin-Madison )pointed out that sustainability goes …

European Bioplastics Welcomes Revised EU Waste Legislation
June 16, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Plastics and Rubber Weekly)  European Bioplastics (EUBP) has backed a new European Parliament report on revised waste legislation which has emphasised the role of bioplastics to help the move to a circular economy.
The report, produced …

DOE Requests Information on Revolutionary Biomass Supply Systems Supporting a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy Vision
June 14, 2016 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Feedstock Supply and Logistics Program is responsible for developing technologies to support Advanced …

The Advanced Bioeconomy 2016: State of the Industry
June 8, 2016 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For the advanced bioeconomy, the question remains and will remain for some time, where are the gallons? Specifically, projects that use biobased feedstocks that can be converted into renewable fuels, chemicals, …

Many Paths to Money from One Mighty Microbe: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Deinove
May 16, 2016 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   This week we reported that Deinove and Toulouse White Biotechnology are collaborating with the MetaToul* platform (INSA-LISBP Toulouse and MetaboHUB national infrastructure) headed by Prof. Jean-Charles Portais, aims to map the …

Wassup, EU? The Top 10 Trends in Europe’s Advanced Bioeconomy
May 16, 2016 – 10:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European bioeconomy is generating 18.3 million jobs and driving €2.1 trillion in annual revenue in the E28, says nova-insitut, in a report for the Bio-based Industries …

Biofuels, Plastics and Drugs: Is This the Future of Our Farms?
April 18, 2016 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Climate change and poor returns on wheat and dairy drive rural revolution in ‘future-proof’ agriculture  —  …  In Essex, David Eagle is growing acres of sea buckthorn, a salt-tolerant plant that …

Supporting the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Biomass Programs
April 15, 2016 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This month, we held a well-attended webinar on USDA Biomass programs. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, by the USDA’s Mark Brodziski.  The recorded version of the …

DOE BETO Updates Multi-Year Program Plan
April 5, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has released the 2016 update of its Multi-Year Program Plan, which serves as an operational guide to help the BETO manage and …

Report Quantifies Employment, Turnover Impacts of EU Bioeconomy
March 21, 2016 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent study commissioned by the Belgium-based Biobased Industries Consortium has determined the European bioeconomy employs 18.3 million people and results in €2.1 trillion ($23.14 trillion) in turnover.
Of the …

Vislack Defends Biofuels, Bioenergy during House Hearing
March 4, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Feb. 24, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing on the state of the rural economy. Biofuels and bioenergy were among the topics discussed during the nearly three-hour …

€2.1 Trillion and Counting: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Europe’s Bioeconomy
March 4, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the EU, the European bioeconomy is generating 18.3 million jobs and driving €2.1 trillion in annual revenue in the E28, says nova-insitut, in report for the Bio-based Industries Consortium just …

€2.1 Trillion Revenues and 18.3M Jobs: The European Bioeconomy, Demystified
March 4, 2016 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European bioeconomy is generating 18.3 million jobs and driving €2.1 trillion in annual revenue in the E28, says nova-insitut, in report for the Bio-based Industries Consortium …

7 Megatrends for the Bioeconomy
February 23, 2016 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Where is the bioeconomy headed? In the annual State of the Industry briefing at the 2016 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, the Digest presented a survey on that topic.
Here are the …

Second-Generation Biofuel Markets: State of Play, Trade and Developing Country Perspectives
February 23, 2016 – 9:56 am | No Comment

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  UNCTAD’s first report on the state of biofuel technologies in 2007 highlighted a sector with great potential, but at the time that was a long way off from …

US Aims at 30% Penetration of Biomass Carbon in US Transport by 2030: New Federal Report Debut at ABLC 2016
February 22, 2016 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee has recommended “targeting a potential 30% penetration of biomass carbon into the U.S. transportation market by 2030 in a sustainable and cost-effective manner to create …

HOW TO SHAPE The Next Level of The European Bio-Based Economy?
February 9, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based News)  What Does the Concept of Bio-Based Economy Promise?  The idea of creating a Bio-based Economy is exciting for the material sector: It promises to introduce new chemicals, building-blocks and polymers with new functionalities; …

Communique from Global Bioeconomy Summit: “Promoting Technologies, Governance, Cooperation” Are Key to Sustainable Bioeconomy.
February 8, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The first Global Bioeconomy Summit in Berlin Germany released a communique:
“We, a community of experts and stakeholders from more than 50 countries, met in Berlin to review the state of …

The Bioeconomy’s River Pilot: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the USDA
December 28, 2015 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Valerie Reed (US Department of Agriculture/Biofuels Digest)   A great government agency is a little like a river pilot — doesn’t run the ship, but steps in as a vital partner  for complex, critical tasks …

Ramp up Them thar Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Berkeley Lab and ABPDU
December 16, 2015 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, established by the United States Department of Energy, is the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, designed to help ramp up the bioeconomy. ABPDU enables early …

Biofuels to Bioeconomy Conference Speaker Summaries Published
December 14, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association released a 16-page synopsis of more than a dozen addresses at the recent Canadian Bioeconomy Summit. The synopsis team was led by Dr. Jack Saddler, … …

12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium
November 17, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
12th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries   —  May 30-June 1, 2016  — Ghent, Belgium

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from Monday May 30 until Wednesday June 1, 2016.
Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and …

Definition, Calculation and Comparison of the “Biomass Utilization Efficiency (BUE)” of Various Bio-based Chemicals, Polymers and Fuels
November 4, 2015 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by Iffland, K., Sherwood, J., Carus M., Raschka, A., Farmer, T., Clark, J. (nova-Institute)  Experts from nova-Institute, industry and several European Universities developed a new approach to support policy and investment decisions on which feedstock …

Virent, Renmatix, Verdezyne Take Top Slots in The 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2015-16
November 4, 2015 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Virent, Renmatix, Verdezyne take top slots in The 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2015-16   —  At the ABLC NEXT 2015 conference in San Francisco, Virent …

The Biobased Option: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Biobased Products
November 3, 2015 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Includes Ohio State University’s “Advanced Bioeconomy” flowchart and BioPreferred Program map; results of surveys regarding awareness of bio-based products, etc.  READ MORE

State of the Advanced Bioeconomy: 23 Experts Weigh in, Recorded Links Now Available
October 19, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest released links to recordings of three webinars last week presenting 21 C-Level industry executives commenting on the State of the Advanced Bioeconomy, representing advanced feedstocks, processing …

Prioritizing the Bioeconomy: Observations on USDA’s 9003 Loan Guarantee Program
July 29, 2015 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Osaretin Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Biobased products are a new innovation that are gradually contributing more to the U.S. economy in the forms of alternative fuels, packaging,  plastic substitutes and more. An Economic Impact …

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference NEXT — November 2-5, 2015 — San Francisco, CA
July 15, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment
Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference NEXT — November 2-5, 2015 — San Francisco, CA

The new fuels, chemicals, and materials that are changing our ideas of performance, cost and sustainability. And the powerful platform technologies behind them — genetics, green chemistry, robotics, sensors, and analytics. See it come to …

EU Approves Funding for Circular Bioeconomy Projects
July 6, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Consortium/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium, has approved the funding of 10 projects totaling €120 million ($132.66 million) to boost …

EU Green Lights €120M in Advanced Bioeconomy Projects
June 29, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has approved the funding of 10 projects totalling €120 million to …

New Report Shows U.S. Biobased Products Industry Contributes $369 Billion, 4 Million Jobs to American Economy
June 17, 2015 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  2014 Farm Bill provisions will expand opportunities in the biobased sector by promoting advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased product manufacturing efforts
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a …

Report Provides Overview of European Biobased Economy
March 2, 2015 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent report published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network provides an overview of the EU biobased economy and estimated biomass requirements for the production of …

4 Minutes with…Heather Youngs, Senior Fellow, Energy Biosciences Institute and Executive Editor, Bioenergy Connection
November 20, 2014 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Energy Biosciences Institute explores the application of biology to the energy sector. … I would change the perception that the advanced bioeconomy is somehow at odds with conservation and that …

7th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy September 30-October 2, 2014 Reims, France
April 11, 2014 – 3:51 pm | No Comment
7th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy       September 30-October 2, 2014     Reims, France

Join us in 2014 for the 7th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy, for an insight into this exciting and rapidly evolving landscape and be part of the process of building a stronger …

Finland Rises up from Its Economic Crisis with Bioeconomy
April 11, 2014 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Finland is a forerunner in bioeconomy and biotechnology, states Asko Ojaniemi, the executive director of Benet Oy. The bioeconomy seminar held recently in Helsinki, Finland and organized by Benet …

Study: Rural Economies to Benefit from Bioenergy
March 17, 2014 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  According to a new paper authored by two University of Missouri professors, rural regions are poised to benefit from bioenergy.
While remoteness is a penalty in the centralized petroeconomy, due …

Bio-economy in 2014 April 3 Helsinki, Finland
February 24, 2014 – 4:50 pm | No Comment
Bio-economy in 2014  April 3      Helsinki, Finland

The bioeconomy is Finland’s a great opportunity. We’re heading toward a bio-based economy: in 2040, the bio-economy related activities are expected to create more than half of Finland’s GDP. Bio-based economy of renewable natural resources is sustainable …