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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biobased Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients,

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Chemical Valley Positions Itself as the Home of the Country’s Emerging Bioeconomy

by Tim Lougheed (Chemical Institute of Canada)  …  Over the past decade, however, this neighbourhood has been evolving in response to emerging environmental and social priorities that promise to alter supply

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

President Trump’s Ethanol Expansion Has Immediate Positive Impact on Attis Industries

(Attis Industries/NewMediaWire/FuturesTradingCharts.com) …  Jeff Cosman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, explains, “The increased inclusion allowance plays a vital role in the expansion of renewable fuel production. The timing couldn’t be better

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Scaling up Biobased BTX: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Founded in 2008, Anellotech has developed a clean technology platform for inexpensively producing bio-based chemicals from renewable non-food biomass. These drop-in, green versions of widely used

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Industrially Important Molecules: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Constructive Biology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Berkeley legend Jay Keasling gave this illuminating overview of the promise and progress of a new company in the Keasling universe, Constructive Biology. READ MORE

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Genomatica and the New Road to Bioeconomy Innovation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … That’s real progress in sustainability, because carbon that is properly diverted to plastics (and away from single-use applications that have rightly fallen out of favor)

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

From Food Waste to Biobased

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … “About 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year – an estimated one in three mouthfuls of food every day,” according to Alessandro

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Oil’s Relentless Price Climb Brings Advanced Biofuels Back in Vogue

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For several years now we have seen a significant number of players pivoting from biofuels towards smaller but higher-value markets in chemicals, nutrition,  nutraceuticals, pharma, materials, flavorings,

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Plastics Proliferation Transitioning to Bioplastics Boost

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  IHS Markit published a plastics report saying that the market value for biodegradable polymers exceeds $1 billion and will rise sharply by 2023 thanks to increased plastic regulations

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Carbon is Key to a Sustainable and Future-Oriented Chemical Industry

(nova-Institute)  The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to carbon from renewable sources in the chemical and plastics industries. The nova-Institute published a position paper on

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 27th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

July 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at the BIO World Congress: Iowa, Plastics, Benzene, Queensland, Skin Care, Jet Fuel in the Mix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The rounds of applause at BIO have been loud and steady but the biggest ones were heard not for a presentation or a speaker — rather,

July 18, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 18th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s Digest, wool without the sheep, fuels from water and C)2, bacteria-powered solar cells, spectral imagery in the sky, artificial intelligence in the crop field,

July 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: Lignin, the Orneriest, Roughest, Toughest, Most Un-cooperative and Abundant Natural Polymer Ever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Lignin has developed into a sustainable and very satisfactory alternative to fossil fuels. But applications have been needed. Firstly, applications that work, then applications that

July 13, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 11th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Succinic’s Next Season: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BioAmber

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BioAmber’s Mission? To be a fast growing producer of chemical intermediates that uses sugars instead of fossil fuels and sells competitively priced, sustainable chemicals with strong

June 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Request for Information: Forest Industry Technologies DEADLINE: July 20, 2018

(Biobased Maine/Maine Technology Institute)  The Maine Technology Institute is collecting publicly available information on technologies that could be deployed within Maine’s forest industry. The purpose of this RFI is to encourage

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs that Capture Used Carbon from the Waste Pile for New Uses

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a

June 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Industrial Enzyme Frontiers: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  MetGen’s MetZyme enzymatic solutions cover the entire bio-based value chain from feedstock to high-value chemicals and enable the use of cellulosic feedstocks as well as the

May 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Drop-in Fuels and Biomaterials: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefin hydrocarbons, the

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of May 10th, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Succinctly Succinic: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia and Bio-Succinic Acid

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company.

May 4, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Undiscovered Furan Country: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Origin Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Origin is a new kind of chemical company, focused on the future of materials science. By finding value in underutilized feedstocks like cardboard, wood waste and

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Braskem Begins Operation in Boston to Strengthen Its Renewable Chemicals Strategy

(Braskem/WebWire)  Braskem expands strategy for the future of renewable chemicals  —  Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas and the worldwide leader

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of April 25th, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Partners in Production–Chemical Companies Are Developing Technologies that Would Create New Market Opportunities for the Ethanol Industry

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry has polished its coproduction of distillers grains. Now, a handful of companies have found different uses for DDGS, or ethanol itself, that

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Australian Sugar Industry Warned to Look beyond Biofuel Future

by Lara Webster (ABC Rural)  The Australian sugar cane industry is being told to look beyond biofuels due to the risk of future technologies wiping out demand. Only a fortnight ago

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations, 3.28.18 Release

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  According to BIO, the global economic value today of the biobased economy – including industrial biotechnology, renewable chemicals and polymers, biofuels, enzymes and biobased materials – is

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Low-Cost Sugars and Lignin: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sweetwater Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweetwater Energy has developed a unique and patented technology for producing low-cost sugars and clean lignin fiber from multiple non-food plant materials to help meet the

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM Moving into Bioplastics, Continues Busy 2018

(Biofuels International)  UPM has joined forces with Norwegian packaging company Elopak and chemical producer Dow to convert its renewable naphtha into cartons. Alongside renewable diesel, the Finnish company’s UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Omani Researchers Convert Wastepaper into Bioplastic, Bioethanol and Biodiesel

(Muscat Daily)  The wastepaper which accounts for more than 35 per cent of the total lignocellulosic waste of the municipal solid waste could be a potential feedstock for value-added products

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Algae Could Be Major New Food Source, Major New Industry

by Richard A. Lovett (Cosmos)  Could green microorganisms be the geoengineering fix the world’s needs?   —  … Not only can these fast-growing single-celled plants provide biomass for carbon-neutral fuels, they can provide

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels and ZERO Environmental Organisation Cooperate to Promote Green Shift in Transportation and Petrochemical Industry

(Globe Newswire)  UPM Biofuels and the Zero Emission Resource Organisation have started cooperation in promoting green shift in the transport and petrochemicals sectors. The work focuses on creating a predictable long

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Leaps and Bounds in Sustainable Plastics and Nylons: U Wisconsin, Genomatica, Aquafil, Anellotech, Suntory, ADM, DuPont in the Mix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been a big week in plastics and nylons, all right — not only for those who value sustainability attributes, but for fans of lower costs

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Make Haste Slowly: The Story of Anellotech’s Journey towards a Bio-BTX Breakthrough

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In it, we are reminded that innovation is a never-ending war between two brothers named Urgency and Diligence — and the conflict comes roaring back to life when we

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 18 for 2018- 18 Ways to Support a Biobased Economy in the New Year

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The Digest has you covered with 18 ways you can support a biobased economy in 2018. … We are going beyond biofuels today,

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Notes from Scaleville: The Global Bioenergies, Gevo and Siluria Stories

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we’ve received news from three companies that have struck out in search of new markets for their fundamental processes, and new applications for biotechnology

December 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Turning Prawns into Plastic: Schoolgirl Angelina Arora Fights Science Stereotypes

by Liam Mannix (Sydney Morning Herald)  Angelina Arora was sitting in her local fish and chip shop looking at all the discarded fish waste. Piles of crab shells, prawn tails and fish heads. Kilos

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioproducts, USDA and You: The Digest 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Agricutural Research Service Partnership

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Poop to Plastic and Biofuel, Innovators Put Crap to Good Use

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) … Faced with two problems – 1) what to do with human waste in space and 2) how to get needed supplies to astronauts in space

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Advanced Bioeconomy Horizons: The 5 Top R&D Trends Right Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Catalytic reaction rates, microcrystalline cellulose, cyanobacteria working in teams, vertical farming, vegan products & markets. The 5 top disruptive techs we’ve seen in recent weeks are

November 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Michigan State University Scientists Work to Make Biodegradable Plastic from Sunlight

(Fox47News/MSU Today)  Michigan State University scientists are proposing a new way to economically produce biodegradable plastics with sunlight and help from an ancient microorganism. The team, led by Taylor Weiss, a

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Better Together: A Bacteria Community Creates Biodegradable Plastic with Sunlight

by Igor Houwat, Taylor Weiss (Michigan State University) … “But this pair has complementary strengths: the cyanos are constantly producing sugar, and the bacteria are constantly beefing up on it, which

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Demand Regears Biodiesel Inputs

by  Niamh Boyle  (Prima Markets/Biodiesel Magazine)   Prima Markets provides a comprehensive summary of the growing international demand for low carbon fuels, including U.S. policy drivers and waste feedstock consumption, along with

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste’s Taking Action on Climate Change Examines Changes in Energy and Transport Markets

(Neste Corporation)  Neste has published a business environment outlook called Taking Action on Climate Change. It discusses key changes taking place in the energy, transport and chemicals markets. As global commitment to tackle climate

October 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

2nd Generation Biorefinery Solutions. YXY Marks the Spot: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The company is now safely emerged from its celebrated IPO, and is embarked on the construction of the first commercial plant with its JV partner BASF

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Plastic Stretches Towards the New: Top 10 Trendlines in Bioplastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Plant Bottle has generated so much goodwill and publicity for its 30% renewable, sustainable content (and that biobased MEG) that it’s easy to forget

September 7, 2017 Read Full Article

This New Teesside Company Needs 50 Tonnes of Birch – EVERY DAY!

by Mike Hughes (Gazette Live)  Nova Pangaea Technologies at Wilton will convert trees into sugars to make household items  —  … One of the region’s newest tech companies needs 50 tonnes

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae — Life after Biofuels: Mining Algae’s 1001 Uses

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Monica Jain of Fish 2.0 writes in National Geographic about how the algae brand is about to undergo an image makeover, and may soon seem flat-out glamorous

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Rockin’ PEFormance: €25M for Synvina-Led Consortium for Biobased Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, a BBI subsidy of €25 million has been granted to “PEFerence,” a consortium consisting of 11 companies including Synvina, Avantium, BASF,  Tereos

June 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Deepens Its Knowhow on the Circular Economy – Waste Plastics Now in Focus

(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

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Sexy 7: The Bio Markets and Apps in PET, PX, PEF, PLA, PHA, PBS, and PE

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

June 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biobased Plastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest had a well-received webinar on biobased plastics, featuring Drop-in Fuels 2020 author and in-demand industry consultant Will Thurmond and NEXANT principal Ron Cascone,

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Commercializing Biobased Chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company.

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Here Comes BioChina: Amyris, Others Bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle Kingdom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with Blue California whereby its affiliates will provide access to its

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Biobased Plastics: What’s New, Who’s Top Cat? The Digests 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, Nexant principal Ron Cascone joined us for a March Madness webinar on the horizons for Biobased Plastics. Here below are his illuminating slides presented on the

April 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New Route to FDCA: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s Chemo-Enzymatic Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, news arrived from MetGen that they have developed a novel chemo-enzymatic process that leads to oxidized forms of 5-HMF. They report that “this

April 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Sustainable Polyurethanes and the Bio Economy

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.

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Plastic Precursor Could Grow Cellulosic Biofuel Industry

by Krista Eastman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioeconomy under the Radar

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

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Developing Bio-Manufacturing in Gippsland

by Philip Hopkins (Gippsland Times)  Australian Paper, working with the CSIRO, a European technology leader and Federation University, is forging

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Advanced Bioeconomy Conference: Some Scale-Up Successes, but Still a Shadow of Conventional Biofuels

by Pavel Molchanov (Raymond James/Biofuels Digest)  These are excerpts from a complete review of ABLC by Raymond James Senior VP Pavel Molchanov, which

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program —

(Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites )  Starting with the summer of 2017, the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2), will

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Will Bioplastics Repeat the Biofuels Saga?

by Meadhbh Bolger (Friends of the Earth Europe/EurActiv)  It took years for politicians to wake up to the destructive impact

February 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Switchcraft: Metabolix Bioconverts Itself into Yield10, Focuses on Crop Yields

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts we have had more signs of the pivoting underway in the advanced bioeconomy

January 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2016

by Bernard Cooker (Chemical Processing Solutions/Biofuels Digest)  This is a review of the biomass-fed chemical process projects to renewable chemicals which

December 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BASF, Audi

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Mars, Mitsui

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Anellotech Has Another Mystery Date

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Just when Toyota Tsusho and Suntory were outed as Anellotech investors, along comes another stealthy

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste, Nissan

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Novamont Opens Plant for Production of Biobased 1,4-butanediol

(Novamont/Biomass Magazine)  Novamont, the Italy-based world leader in bioplastics, with 1,000 patents in biopolymers and biochemicals, announced it has opened

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

NatureWorks Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Outstanding Achievement Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored NatureWorks LLC with the organization’s Fall 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for

September 28, 2016 Read Full Article

New Bio Plastics and Resins

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Consulting Enterprises/Biofuels Digest) …  Some of the more significant develops in the biopolymer and plastics development in

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Tick-tick-tick…This Plastic Will Self-Destruct

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They called it Mission Impossible. Create a means to biodegrade any plastic out there that

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes, P&G

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Evonik in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 8, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Microbeads. Reviled, Yes. Useful, Yes. What’s the Alternative?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The BBC is reporting that although microplastics form only 0.01% to 4.1% of the total

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

The Top 25 Advanced Bioeconomy Stories of the Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We looked at the past year, and these are the 25 Top Stories of the

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Intratec Reveals Production Costs of Green Chemicals and Biofuels

(Intratec Solutions)  New reports evaluate the economic feasibility of chemicals manufacturing through alternative, bio-based routes  —  Intratec Solutions LLC, the

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Thai Firm Announces Plans to Expand Biodiesel Production Capacity

(Biofuels International)  Global Green Chemicals, a Thai oleochemicals company, has announced plans to increase its biodiesel production capacity by setting

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Grants $2.5M for Biorefinery Waste Use, Renewable Bioproduct Study

by Kathleen Phillips (AgriLife Today) The U.S. Department of Energy has granted $2.5 million for a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Leaf Resources (ASX: LER) Joint Venture to Develop Five Projects with World-Class Project Ceveloper Claeris, LLC

(Leaf Resources)  Leaf Resources Ltd (ASX: LER, “Leaf” or “Leaf Resources”) is pleased to announce the signing of binding legal agreements

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

US Signs Bio-Energy Research Pact with QUT

(Queensland University of Technology)  A research partnership between QUT and a US National Laboratory aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Seaweed Gains Ground as a Pillar of Food Security in South America

by Orlando Milesi (Inter Press Service)  Seaweed, a nutrient-rich foodstuff that was a regular part of the diet of several South

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Should Sustainability Include Using Farmlands for Plastics, Textiles and Dyes, or Food?

by Clare Goldsberry (Plastics Today)  A presenter at the recent ANTEC conference posed a provocative question: Are biobased materials really sustainable?

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

European Bioplastics Welcomes Revised EU Waste Legislation

(Plastics and Rubber Weekly)  European Bioplastics (EUBP) has backed a new European Parliament report on revised waste legislation which has

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Wassup, EU? The Top 10 Trends in Europe’s Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European bioeconomy is generating 18.3 million jobs and driving €2.1 trillion

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Commercializing in a World of $30 Oil: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Reverdia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences

May 12, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces Funding for Design and Construction of Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biopower

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Recognizing the importance of biofuels to energy and climate security, the Energy Department today announced up

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Gains ISCC PLUS Certification for Bio-Based Applications

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has extended sustainability certification to cover all of its output streams from the Lappeenranta Biorefinery in

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Plastics and Drugs: Is This the Future of Our Farms?

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Climate change and poor returns on wheat and dairy drive rural revolution in ‘future-proof’ agriculture  —

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

DG-Based Resins Spring into Plastics

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Nebraska’s Laurel Biocomposite produces biomaterials for thermoset applications.  —  Laurel Biocomposite LLC is using

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

New SPI Bioplastics Division Report Defines Bioplastics, Explores the Growing Field of Bioplastics and Demonstrates How Material Innovation Can Offer Environmental aAdvantages.

(SPI)  As bioplastics become more popular and an emerging material of choice, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s SPI Bioplastics

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Turning Gut Bacteria Into Bioplastic Factories

(Asian Scientist)  E. coli, a common gut bacteria, can be engineered to produce biodegradable polymers for use in surgical sutures,

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Biobased Plastics and Resins, What’s New, and Who’s Top Cat?: The Digest’s 2016 Visual Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday, we held a well-attended webinar on “Biobased Plastics and resins?” Here below are the slides

March 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Going to Scale: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BASF and Avantium have now signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

The PLA Story: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Polylactic Acid Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As we look this week at markets for cellulosic sugars, this classic powerpoint that outlined

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

€2.1 Trillion Revenues and 18.3M Jobs: The European Bioeconomy, Demystified

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European bioeconomy is generating 18.3 million jobs and driving €2.1 trillion

March 4, 2016 Read Full Article

IKEA Joins Advanced Bioeconomy via Newlight Deal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, IKEA and Newlight Technologies have entered into a supply, collaboration, and technology license

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Comet Biorefining to Build Biomass Sugar Plant in Ontario

(Comet Biorefining/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Comet Biorefining Inc. has announced the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility in the TransAlta Energy

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Protein and Perfume: At ABLC, Even Less of a Focus on Fuels

by Pavel Molchanov (Raymond James/Biofuels Digest)  This week, we attended the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, a major annual gathering of firms

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

UK CAER Algal Research Hitting the Ground in China

(University of Kentucky)  Algae research at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is going global.  The

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

The Race for the 100% Biobased Plastic Bottle

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, AVA Biochem revealed that it is expanding its product portfolio to include platform chemical

February 2, 2016 Read Full Article

6 Promising New Ways to Make Bio-Based & Renewable Plastics

by Ann R. Thryft (Design News)  A trend we think we’re seeing is that it’s not enough anymore to come

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ADM Find “Breakthrough Process” for a “Long-Sought Molecule”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Anellotech’s Partner in Pursuit of 100% Renewable Plastic Bottles Revealed…It’s Suntory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Anellotech’s 80-foot high development unit readies for installation, the giant Japanese beverage maker is

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2015? Not the

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

The YXY Kings: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Avantium is a technology company specialized in the area of advanced catalytic research. From 2005

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Ecofriendly Bioplastic from Inexpensive Sources of Methane: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Mango Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mango Materials utilizes a patent-protected process to manufacture bioplastic from inexpensive sources of methane gas.

December 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Panning for Green Gold: Developing the Algal Bioeconomy–VIDEO

(Enalgae)  EnAlgae has been about finding sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Biobased Platform Chemicals: A Clean Credible Solution To Support Climate Action

by Marcel van Berkel (GF Biochemicals/Biofuels Digest)  There is a clear and growing need for new chemical building blocks. … For instance,

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae: 2015, the Year in Review

by Matt Carr (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Low oil prices, company mergers or evolving business strategies may be easily spun

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Pyromaniax Update: Anellotech Raises $7M from Mystery Investor, Takes on Key Scale-Up Data Task

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will fund 25M high unit, Operational in 2016, to confirm viability of confirm viability Bio-TCat

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. Announces a Breakthrough in Cellulose to Sugar Conversion Rates and Efficiencies

(Globe Newswire/Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc.)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), announced today that its’ subsidiary Ek Laboratories in Longwood,

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Elephant in the Bio-Room: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BASF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BASF is the world’s leading chemical company, ranked by sales. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals,

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Become an Informed Consumer and Investor in a Truly Sustainable Renewable Transportation Future

by Joanne Ivancic* (Alberta Council of Technologies/Advanced Biofuels USA)  Myths and misunderstandings about biofuels abound.  You’ve heard them–food vs. fuel,

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Conjuring Chemical Cornucopias out of Thin Air

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Liquid fuels aren’t the only things made from oil. Chemical companies start with oil to

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

A New Maine Manufacturing Strategy Could Turn Plants into Products

By Charlotte Mace (Bangor Daily News/Sustainable Economy Program at Environmental Health Strategy Center)  … Yes, several Maine mills have closed and

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

WSU Tri-Cities Prof Receives Grant to Study High-Energy Biofuels

(Washington State University)  Hanwu Lei, Washington State University Tri-Cities associate professor in biological systems engineering, was awarded a $494,000 grant

September 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced two additional projects selected to receive up to $4 million to

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

DOE Funds 2 Algae Biomass Projects under Carbon Capture Program

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Meet the Companies Trying to Break our Plastic Addiction

by Phil McKenna (Green Biz)  The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Promising Projects: A Report from BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2015

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  If one is looking for an international gathering of leaders in industrial biotechnology to

July 31, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

International Research Team Seeks More Efficient Biomass Refinement Processes

(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)  Researchers from across the world, including from Virginia Tech, plan to mimic the chemistry

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

China’s Algae Crisis Offers Feedstock for U.S. Plastics Firm

Nina Ying Sun (Plastics News)  Lake Taihu, the third largest freshwater body in China, once was pure and beautiful and

July 15, 2015 Read Full Article

One Billion Pounds of Carbon-Negative Plastic, Made from Greenhouse Gas and Pure Air

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Newlight Technologies has signed a 20-year take-or-pay off-take agreement with Vinmar International for

July 14, 2015 Read Full Article

The 10 Hottest, Bossest Renewable Plastic Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … One way to get plastics out of the landfill, where they pile up as waste,

July 3, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

New Report Shows U.S. Biobased Products Industry Contributes $369 Billion, 4 Million Jobs to American Economy

(US Department of Agriculture)  2014 Farm Bill provisions will expand opportunities in the biobased sector by promoting advanced biofuels, renewable

June 17, 2015 Read Full Article

The Materials Superhighway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New physical materials — stronger than steel, stiffer than Kevlar, lightweight, conductive, non-toxic, and highly

May 20, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Stepping Up to a Currency Molecule

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biobased chemicals are two steps closer to the tipping point when the growing

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

E4tech Releases Evidence-Base Report on European Bioeconomy

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Europe, E4tech has just completed a new study, ‘From the Sugar Platform to biofuels

May 11, 2015 Read Full Article

The DOE’s 12 Top Biobased Molecules – What Became of Them?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … If they handed out Platinum and Gold certification to scientific papers as we do with

May 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Remembering a True Visionary: Novozymes Honors Guido Ghisolfi

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The renewable energy industry was saddened on March 3 by the news of the death

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The Catalyst That Refused To Die

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Battelle-led group succeeds in US Department of Energy challenge — 1,000 hours of continuous biomass

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Minnesota, the Green Giant: Going All out on Agrastructure and the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Today, we look at how Minnesota, too, has been experiencing success via its bioeconomy, and

April 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Diversifying Products Creates New Opportunities

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The “Waste to Biogas and Clean Fuels Finance and Investment” summit provided a myriad

March 20, 2015 Read Full Article

NDSU: New Plastic Disappears When You Want It to

(North Dakota State University/Biomass Magazine)  A discovery by researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, holds scientific promise that could

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Bioplastic – Greener than Ever

by Angelika Jacobs (ETH Zurich)  Polylactic acid is a degradable plastic used mostly for packaging. To meet the rising demand, ETH

December 10, 2014 Read Full Article

‘Welcome to the Future’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Construction on Abengoa’s self-powered cellulosic ethanol facility is complete. But that doesn’t mean efforts

November 20, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

10 Must-See Hot Slides from ABLC Next 2014 – the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 hot companies, 10 hot slides explaining where they are, what they’re up to, and

November 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Building Blocks: LanzaTech, IOC, NatureWorks, Calysta make strides on Omega-3s, lactic acid

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, LanzaTech and a research team from the IOC-DBT Center for Advanced Bio-Energy Research

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Creating a Strong Economy through Biobased Products

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/The Hill)  In a recently released report entitled “Why Biobased?” the U.S. Department of Agriculture

October 29, 2014 Read Full Article

National Algae Association Encourages US Algae Producers to Label Algae-based Products “Made in the USA”.

(National Algae Association) The National Algae Association is pleased to see commercial algae production taking place in the US, and is

October 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Abengoa Celebrates Grand Opening of Its First Commercial-Scale Next Generation Biofuels Plant

(Abengoa/GlobeNewswire)  U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Senator Pat Roberts offer remarks during

October 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Roadmap Shows How to Improve Lignocellulosic Biofuel Production

(Georgia Tech/Biomass Magazine) When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste

July 1, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Biochemicals and Bioplastics 2014 June 10-12 Düsseldorf, Germany

  Biochemicals and Bioplastics 2014      June 10-12     Düsseldorf, Germany

ACI’s Biochemicals and Bioplastics 2014 will bring together key industry stakeholders from across the entire value chain, from chemical companies to bio-based producers

April 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Lignocellulose Shown to Have Potential in Bioplastic Production

(Wageningen University/Biomass Magazine)  Chemical building blocks from lignocellulosic feedstock form a huge potential for the production of bioplastics. More specifically,

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

New Zealand Company to Open Kearney Plant, Office

(Sioux City Journal/Associated Press)  A New Zealand company plans to move its headquarters to Kearney and set up a production

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Evonik and LanzaTech Working on Bio-Processed Precursors for Specialty Plastics

(Lanza Tech)  Evonik Industries and LanzaTech have signed a three year research cooperation agreement which will see Evonik combining its

December 9, 2013 Read Full Article

ICIS Innovation Award Winners, Renmatix and Virent, Announce Collaboration On Bio-based Packaging

(ICIS/PR NewsWire)  New Routes in Sustainable Chemistry Aim to Deliver Broader Supplies of Affordable Bioplastics ICIS Innovation Awards — At today’s

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

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