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BINGO! Words to Live By from ABLC 2024

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Key players in the renewable fuels community gather twice/year at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conferences—ABLC 2024 took place in Washington, DC last week; and the ABLC Next gathering will be in San Francisco in

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The White House Advances Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Leadership with the Launch of the National Bioeconomy Board

by Sarah Glaven (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)   Biotechnology harnesses the power of biology to create new services and products, which provide opportunities to grow the U.S. economy and workforce and improve the quality of our lives and the

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Strengthening the EU’s Bioeconomy Strategy with Four Policy Recommendations

(European Commission/CORDIS) From policy briefs to social media campaigns, PROMICON points the way to a sustainable bio-based economy. -- The EU-funded PROMICON project has released its first policy brief supporting the 2018 EU Bioeconomy Strategy’s goal to create a sustainable, circular and

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BIO Calls for Legislation to Boost Biomanufacturing

by Tom Popper (Bio.News)  Innovative companies using biotechnology to make renewable raw materials can enable more sustainable, climate-friendly manufacturing while providing an additional source of income for farmers. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is seeking to support these companies with a proposal

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Vilsack Accepts Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, accepted the William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy and in his Holmberg Address said that “There’s a competition going on here. There

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Bold Goals Action Group Releases 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Bold Goals Action Group released the final text of the 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate at ABLC 2024. The release capped a year-long, multi-national effort by bioeconomy stakeholders to define specific actions that

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European Industries Call for “Bold and Impactful” Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell) EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, announced on February 21, 2024, the release of a position paper calling for “bold ambition, and five core principles to ensure impactful industrial growth.” According to

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Biofuel Boost: Patented Protocol Is Improving Biofuel Potential in Cover Crops

(University of Missouri/Technology.org) As the climate continues to change and the landscape of the agriculture industry shifts in response, a researcher in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is helping support the health of the planet and the

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USDA Forum Puts Focus on Biotech for Sustainable Farming

(Bio.News) Encouraging farmers to use biotech and other climate tech to make agriculture more sustainable requires ensuring that their impact on climate is measured accurately and remunerated appropriately, said participants on the Feb. 15 opening day of the U.S. Department of

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Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits Announces Partnership with Braskem Focused on the Development of Bio-based Chemicals

(Lallelmand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits)  New Technological and Commercial Partnership Focuses on Sustainable Chemicals with Negative Carbon Footprints  --  Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), a leading global fermentation ingredients supplier to alcohol producers, today announced a new partnership with Braskem

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Free Classroom Curriculum Resources from GrowNextGen

(GrowNextGen) Explore, download and share these proven real-world educational resources to help bring science and agriculture to life in your classroom. Relevant and engaging, you’ll find useful, easy-to-implement lesson plans and activities. GrowNextGen was launched in 2014 with funding from the Ohio

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50 Hottest Companies in the Bioeconomy, Voting Opens DEADLINE February 23, 2024

(Biofuels Digest) In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Bioeconomy for 2024.  In all, a record 437 companies were nominated for the ballot this year. Voting Rules Voting will be open to all

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Law Library of Congress Publishes Report on Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell) The Law Library of Congress published a November 2023 report entitled Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, European Union, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore,

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We’re on the Brink of a Biotech ‘Revolution,’ Says NSCEB Report

(BIO.News) Biotechnology can play a key role in improving human health and a better environment, help us curb food insecurity, and strengthening energy security while stimulating economic growth and contributing to national defense and security. This is the message of a

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Red Leaf Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) RedLeaf Biologics is a fast-growing biotechnology company that is redefining the AgTech ecosystem in Kentucky and beyond. Combining proprietary plant genetics and extraction processes, we have developed a range of phytochemical extracts with valuable applications in health,

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Global Bioenergies Announces the Start of a New Phase in Its Collaboration with Shell to Develop Low-Carbon Road Fuels

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies (FR0011052257 – ALGBE), a key player in industrial biotechnology, announces that the company has signed a new development contract with Shell Global Solutions (Deutschland) GmbH (“Shell”) to further develop low carbon road fuels. While the previous phases

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Interagency Group Releases New Report to Strengthen a Data-Driven U.S. Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Biden-Harris Administration announced the release of Vision, Needs, and Proposed Actions for Data for the Bioeconomy Initiative, a report on advancing biotechnology; improving U.S. data infrastructure and accessibility; and sustainably growing the bioeconomy across the nation's climate,

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Report Highlights Biotech’s Contributions to UN Sustainable Development Goals

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)   Biotech has an essential role in achieving sustainable development, says a new report, Biotechnology: Driving Solutions for Sustainable Development. The report was published on Dec. 21 by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) in collaboration with the International Council of

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The Midwest Could Produce More Biofuels and Bio-based Products. A Federal Bill Aims to Help

by Jim Meadows  (Harvest Public Media/NPR) Legislation in Congress would expand a federal grant and loan program that helps producers of biofuels and other biomanufactured products build and expand their facilities. A Congressional bill proposed by Midwestern representatives from both parties is

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In His Third Resolution, Vilella Inaugurated a New Stage for Local Biotechnology: He Approved the First GMO Yeasts for the Production of Bioethanol

(Bichos de Campo (Google Translation))  The Secretary of Agriculture, Fernando Vilella, honored his declared devotion to the bioeconomy from the first day of the new year: this Tuesday, January 2, a resolution was published in the Official Gazette that with his

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U.S Department of Energy Awards Team Led by Ginkgo Bioworks Funding to Develop Algal Crop Protection Solutions

(Ginkgo Bioworks)  Algae-based biotechnology can be used to drive forward clean energy solutions, such as sustainable aviation fuel, yet scaling algal biotechnologies for such purposes faces major barriers; The DOE has awarded a Ginkgo-led team — which also includes partners from Pacific

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Energy & Climate Action

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Inflation Reduction Act provides nearly $40 billion for USDA over the next 10 years to improve life and livelihoods in rural communities. Specific investments include: $19.3 billion for climate-smart agriculture on farms, ranches, and forests;

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Budzinski Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Biofuels & Biomanufacturing Innovation

(Office of U.S. Representatives Nikki Budzinski (D-IL-13))  U.S. Representatives Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) and Zach Nunn (IA-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase biofuel production and drive down energy costs for working families. The Agricultural Biorefinery Innovation and Opportunity (Ag BIO) Act would increase funding for grants to support innovation

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AFRY Engineering Partner in Biorefinery Project Turning Harmful Seaweed into Valuable Products

(AFRY) Origin by Ocean and AFRY have entered a collaborative engineering collaboration to plan an industrial-scale biorefinery for processing bio-based seaweed products in Finland. The conceptual study phases aim to define production concepts and the steps required to construct a biorefinery.

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AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit --- November 20-22, 2024 --- National Harbor, MD

The conference will focus on promoting Industrial Biotechnology throughout this multi-day conference and exhibition. To kick off the event there will be a reception on Wednesday evening, November 20, 2024 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m., included in the registration ticket of the conference.  ​The

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How LanzaTech and Virent Are Fueling the Energy Transition – with Biotech

by J.P. Carroll (Bio.News)... On November 2, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) hosted a webinar as part of its Climate Policy Innovation Series, “Fueling the Energy Transition.” Moderated by John Torres, BIO’s Director of Federal Government Relations for Agriculture & Environment,

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Episode 90: How Biotechs Survive the Valley of Death

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization) For biotech companies, the valley of death describes the difficult path from initial discovery to FDA approval and commercialization. It's a treacherous journey—one that even promising innovations often don't complete. Adequate funding, regulatory hurdles and the immense

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Converting Existing Industrial Facilities into Advanced Biorefineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/REenergize the Gulf Coast) Digest WEBINARS returned to the airwaves again this past week and we were fortunate to have Melich Seefeldt, Vice President Business Development, Europe for Praj Industries as our guide on a tour of

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United Signs Agreement to Buy up to One Billion Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Cemvita

(Cemvita/Business Wire) Cemvita designs synthetic microbes that have the potential to convert CO2 into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) -- Cemvita Corporation announced an offtake arrangement with United Airlines for up to 1 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Cemvita’s first full-scale SAF

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Agile BioFoundry Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Agile BioFoundry is a consortium of seven U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories that operate as a distributed biofoundry in collaboration with industry and academia. They partner with the biomanufacturing industry to accelerate bioproduct

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to DMC Bio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The REenergize webcast series returned to the airwaves again this past week and first presenter was ABLC veteran and DMC Bio’s CEO and co-founder, Matt Lipscomb, with this cogent and comprehensive  update on efficiently developing and

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Bold Goals, Bold Actions for Deploying a Global Bioeconomy: 
New Digest Initiatives Announced

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Starting today, the Digest is unveiling the first in a series of ground-up, global initiatives to help spark and synchronize a faster pace of bioeconomy development. Our first initiative is a series of meet-ups to begin

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Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation Select Three Projects to Accelerate Biomanufacturing Innovation and Advance the U.S. Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Biotechnology and biomanufacturing continue to offer vast opportunities to advance science and engineering, support a growing U.S. bioeconomy, and provide solutions to our nation’s climate change challenges. To help accelerate innovation and develop new biomanufacturing approaches, three

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The Squeeze, Eased: LiDestri, Fermentum Take Precision Fermentation to the Next Capacity Level

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Good news has arrived from uptatte New York that LiDestri Foods and Fermentum, Inc.have revealed a joint venture and a 500,000 liter capacity, available now, for precision fermentation on a contract basis. It’s years earlier

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Amyris’ Bankruptcy Filing: Complete Details

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here follows the complete Amyris statement with respect to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS) (“Amyris” or the “Company”), a leading synthetic biotechnology company accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable consumption through its Lab-to-Market™

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GSR Solutions Dairy Farm Partnership Unveiled Revolutionary Manure Processing Technology

(GSR Solutions/PR Log) GSR Solutions LLC (dba NutriHarvest), a biotechnology solutions provider, in collaboration with Green Mountain Dairy Farm, is excited to announce the first commercial launch of a technology that converts liquid manure waste stream into value-added fertilizers. The new

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Women in Ag Tech Hold First Meeting

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired.com)  A new organization was born in Des Moines this week at the 2023 Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo – Women in Ag Tech or WiAT (pronounced wyatt). It was a year ago at the 2022 Tech Hub LIVE in

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Biotechnology Organization Lists Farm Bill Priorities

by Sabrina Halvorson (Southeast AgNet Radio Network) Farm Bill priorities for the biotech industry. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) says the next Farm Bill offers opportunities to invest in long-term food security, climate resiliency, and growing the

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Building the Bioworkforce of the Future

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Says here in this exciting new report out of the White House, “Global industry is on the cusp of a revolution powered by biotechnology and biomanufacturing. By harnessing the power of biotechnology and biomanufacturing, we can

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EUBCE 2023 Marks the Return to Real-World Interaction

(Bioenergy International) ... Over 1 500 delegates from 79 countries convened in Bologna, Italy earlier this week to discuss the use of biomass in a circular and sustainable economy. ... The chairwoman of the conference, Isabella de Bari of the Italian Energy

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the NCGA Corn-to-Chemicals Challenge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here NCGA’s Sarah McKay and friends look at the Consider Corn Open corn-to-chemicals challenge to catalyze innovation and investment in this illuminating slide guide from ABLC 2023. What’s the role of corn and starch in

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Synthetic DNA Could Help Scientists Modify Genes and Create New Biofuels

(University of Surrey/Newswise) According to quantum biologists from the University of Surrey, the unlocking of the immense potential of laboratory-designed DNA, commonly referred to as synthetic DNA, is poised to revolutionize various fields with groundbreaking advancements. Diverging from naturally occurring DNA, synthetic

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) With proven technology at the nexus of two mandated markets, industrial and consumer — LanzaTech has been on fire in recent months. Here’s more on their commercial operating plants, plants scheduled to complete construction in

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Nominations for the George Washington Carver & Rosalind Franklin Awards Are Now Open DEADLINE extended to May 26, 2023

The two prestigious BIO Impact awards celebrate new pioneers in biotechnology and honor those who came before.  Each year these awards for innovation and leadership are presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to building the biobased economy.  The recipient will

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New Report: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Bioenergy Research: Opportunities and Challenge

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) with automated experimentation, genomics, biosystems design, and bioprocessing represents a new data-driven research paradigm poised to revolutionize scientific investigation and, particularly, bioenergy research. To identify the opportunities and

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Science & Tech Spotlight: Synthetic Biology

(Government Accountability Office) ... This Science & Tech Spotlight describes some of the benefits of synthetic biology and the challenges ahead. For example, while it could be used to engineer living cells that treat disease from within the body, it

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to DMC Bio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Getting identical performance from lab to commercial scale is tough, but DMC’s platform tech makes it happen with efficient development, scaling, and commercialization of biobased products. DMC’s Kenny Erdoes shared this illuminating slide guide at

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Breaking Down Barriers to Bio-Based Investment with Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone Ratings

(Ecostrat) National Workshop Agreement on Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zones -- In order to help catalyze and accelerate clean fuels project development in Canada, the Standards Council of Canada supported a Workshop Agreement led by Ecostrat to identify key siting

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The Bioeconomy’s Role in Global Emissions Reduction, Part 1: Biofuels and Biomaterials

(World Bio Market Insights) ... Biofuels and biomaterials are keystone climate mitigation technologies. A 2023 study estimated that if all plastics today were replaced with biobased ones, greenhouse gas emissions savings could equal 369 megatonnes, or around 1% of global emissions.  However, the carbon-reducing

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B-Harmony: Creating Happy Bacterial Colonies and Ridding the World of Its Methane Malaise, the Windfall Bio Way

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... So, let us introduce Windfall Bio, just now emerging from many moons of stealth. News has arrived from Windfall’s Menlo Park Hq that the company has closed a $9 million seed round led by

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White House OSTP Outlines Goals for U.S. Biotechnology and Manufacturing

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell) As reported in our March 30, 2023, blog item, on March 22, 2023, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a new report, Bold Goals for U.S. Biotechnology

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DOD Publishes Biomanufacturing Strategy and RFI on Biomanufactured Products and Process Capabilities DEADLINE April 19, 2023

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell) As part of the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) announced in September 2022 an investment of $1.2 billion in bioindustrial domestic manufacturing infrastructure

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DOC’s Bureau of Economic Analysis Releases Report on Developing a National Measure of the Economic Contributors of the Bioeconomy

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell) President Joseph Biden’s September 12, 2022, Executive Order (EO) creating a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative directs the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to assess “the

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National Academies Publishes Proceedings of Workshop on Successes and Challenges in Biomanufacturing

by Lynn L Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell)  That National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted an October 2022 workshop on successes and challenges in biomanufacturing. The workshop brought together biomanufacturing stakeholders across industry, academia, and

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White House Wants to Hear from You about Its "New Bold Goals and Priorities to Advance American Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing"

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “You can do good and do well,” concluded Jim Lane, editor and publisher of the Daily Digest at the Presidential Forum on Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation which opened the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in Washington,

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USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum: SAF, Carbon Markets, and the Future of Biotechnology

by Dimitar Alimaskoski (BIO.News)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held the 99th Agricultural Outlook Forum last week, where many speakers highlighted the potential of biotechnology and bio-based products. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack opened the event by promoting climate-smart agriculture, sustainable aviation fuel, and other

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The Promise of Advancing Biomanufacturing Innovation

by Greg Potter and Glenn Farris (Lipiferm Scientific andFarris Advisory Services/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  On September 12, 2022, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order to Advance Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation to support solutions in health, climate change, energy, food security,

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Funding Opportunity Announced through Collaboration Between NSF and DOE DEADLINE April 18, 2023

(U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a collaborative funding opportunity, “Accelerating Innovations in Biomanufacturing Approaches through Collaboration Between NSF and the

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Fixing the Fermentation Squeeze: Liberation Labs Comes out of Stealth with a Farm to Ferm Mission

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Liberation Labs comes out of stealth with a $20M funding round and a precision fermentation platform for the production of alternative proteins at scale  --  News arrives from New York that Mark Warner and his Liberation Labs

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Air Pollution Converted into Fuel, Plastic and Dresses

(AFP/RTE) At LanzaTech's lab in the Chicago suburbs, a beige liquid bubbles away in dozens of glass vats. The concoction includes billions of hungry bacteria, specialized to feed on polluted air - the first step in a recycling system that converts greenhouse

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Synbio Powerlabs Secures € 6.6 Million Funding to Build a Revolutionary Biotechnology Plant for Precision Fermentation

(Nutrecon/NewsWires)  Synbio Powerlabs Oy ("Synbio Powerlabs" or the "Company"), a leading Biotech company catalyzing the DNA-Economy by enabling the development of disruptive biotechnologies with precision fermentation, from lab-scale experiments to large scale pilot runs, is pleased to announce it has secured

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Request for Information; Identifying Ambiguities, Gaps, Inefficiencies, and Uncertainties in the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology DEADLINE February 3, 2023

(Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)/Federal Register) The National Biotech and Biomanufacturing Initiative (NBBI) identified biotechnology regulation clarity and efficiency as a priority of the Administration. Thus, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)—on behalf of the

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Request for Information; National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative DEADLINE January 20, 2023

(Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)/Federal Register) Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative (NBBI) to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing towards innovative solutions in health, climate change, energy, food security, agriculture, and supply chain resilience, and to advance national and economic security. Biotechnology

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Ginkgo Bioworks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Ginkgo Bioworks—a synthetic biology company—is the leading horizontal platform for cell programming. Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Customers across industries leverage Ginkgo’s platform to solve some of the world’s most challenging

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University of Missouri Is Helping the Aviation Industry Go “Green”

(Show Me Mizzou/University of Missouri) Using part of a $12.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, MU researchers are working with an interdisciplinary group to optimize green energy for aviation use. -- While biodiesel and ethanol are two

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Urges IITians to Focus Their Research on Use of Bio-technology for Production of Bio-CNG, Bio-LNG and Green Hydrogen from Bio-mass

(Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways/ PIB Mumbai) We need to identify the commodities being imported in the country and then focus on developing Swadeshi alternatives for those: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister -- "Prioritize research on forest-based

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From Data to Matter: Venture Capital Turns To The Bioeconomy

(World Bio Market Insights) As VC cash tightens, biotech may soon eclipse digital tech -- ... Bloomberg NEF’s taxonomy slices the burgeoning climate tech segment into eight applications areas: the energy transition, transport and new mobility, agriculture and land-use, climate and

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to the BioMade Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BioMADE’s mission is to enable domestic bioindustrial manufacturing at all scales, develop technologies to enhance U.S. bioindustrial competitiveness, de-risk investment in relevant infrastructure, and expand the biomanufacturing workforce to realize the economic promise of industrial

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Impressions of the Recent Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Conference and Expo

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The relatively new organization, Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition, held their second annual conference November 6-8 just outside of Washington, DC.  One benefit of this organization and conference is that they recognize the reality

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Reducing Emissions in the Supply Chain and Diversifying the Feedstocks of the Future

(LanzaTech/Globe Newswire) LanzaTech provides an update on new demonstration facility to accelerate decarbonization efforts -- Competing in a low carbon economy is driving the public and private sectors to invest in technologies that will support the energy transition. LanzaTech has partnered

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BOTTLE Project Outlines New Two-Step Process for Turning Mixed Plastic Waste into Valuable Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy) Combining chemical and biological processes is a promising new strategy for the valorization of mixed plastic waste, according to researchers from the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) Consortium. BOTTLE is a collaboration

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MicroBioGen Opens State-of-the-Art Laboratory Facilities in Sydney, further Establishing NSW as a World-leading Industrial Biotechnology Hub

(MicroBioGen) This week MicroBioGen officially opened our state-of-the-art laboratories in Macquarie Park in Northern Sydney. Three years in the making, these labs will produce our world-leading micro-organisms that are essential to industries worth over US$2 trillion per year, including biofuels,

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Sex Pistols, Jugs, Bottles and Speed: NREL Breaks through on a Fast, Cheap Route to Recycling Plastic in One Pot, at One Time

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News arrives from Colorado that BOTTLE consortia researchers led by NREL have developed a process that can convert mixed plastics to a single chemical product, working toward a solution that would allow recyclers to skip sorting plastic by type.

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$2.25M Awarded to Develop Sustainable Energy Products from Waste Streams

by Sam Jones (North Carolina State University CALS News) Researchers will create sustainable aviation fuel and graphite from a blend of wood waste and seaweed.  -- A team of researchers in NC State’s College of Natural Resources and College of Agriculture and

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Goodbye to All That (Palm): Kao Joins, Unilever, Geno in Post-Palm Oil Development

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News arrives from California that global consumer products giant Kao has joined a venture to scale and commercialize plant-based alternatives to palm kernel oil, alongside Genomatica and Unilever. The company’s exact investment was undisclosed — the initial announce was the $120M

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Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability: A Research Roadmap for a Cleaner Future

(Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability) Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability: A Research Roadmap for a Cleaner Future is a critical assessment of opportunities for engineering biology to contribute to tackling the climate crisis and long-term sustainability of products

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Aux Biomass, Citoyens! France’s Bid for Net Zero and the Biotechnology Imperative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Toulouse remains a busy center for biotechnology, in the south, and the rise of sustainable aviation fuels is not hurt one little bit from the proximity there of Airbus. ... We reported in July that Neste,

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Biden Executive Order to Fund U.S. Biomanufacturing Industry

by Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters)   President Joe Biden will sign orders on Monday to push more government dollars to the U.S. biotechnology industry, aimed at reducing dependence on China for materials to generate clean energy, weave new fabrics and inoculate populations against

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Integration of CO2 Electrolysis with Microbial Syngas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  By producing valuable products out of CO2, this project will incentivize CCU to realize carbon circular economy opportunities. That’s the promise of this project funded by the BETO Office at the US Department of Energy

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Dyadic

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) One of the most interesting journeys in all of biotech — from jeans to jeans, and from cellulosic fuels over to pharma. Welcome to the story of Dyadic. Here are the markets, technologies, sources of

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The Business of Their Biology, the Biology of Their Business: 10 Years after IPOs, How Are Amyris, Gevo, Codexis Doing?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been more than 10 years since the celebrated IPOs of Amyris, Codexis and Gevo showed that the second wave of industrial biotechnology (after the first wave of ethanol companies) was producing mature companies of size

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The Zymerger: Ginkgo Acquires Zymergen as the Industrial Biotech Carousel of Slower than Expected Progress Takes Another Spin

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)The Iron Law of Sustainability reasserted itself this morning when Ginkgo BioWorks acquired Zymergen and along with it a vast sea of intellectual property and some tasty business opportunities, for the bargain price of $300 million. It’s just a fraction of the

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The Competitive Edge: Praj Industries Ltd.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Praj, India’s most accomplished industrial biotechnology company driven by innovation, integration, and delivery capabilities. Over the past four decades, Praj has focused on the environment, energy, and agri-process industry, with over 1000++ customer references spanning

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Amyris Barra Bonita Fermentation Plant Begins Industrial Production

(Amyris) Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), a leading synthetic biotechnology company accelerating the world's transition to sustainable consumption through its Lab-to-Market™ technology platform today announced that it has successfully started fermentation at its new precision fermentation plant in Barra Bonita, Brazil. The greenfield site at

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NCERC at SIUE Is Leader in Biofuels Research

by Scott Marion (Edwardsville Intelligencer) Nearly 20 years after it opened, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continues to make an impact on a national and worldwide level. The NCERC at SIUE is a nationally recognized research

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Circular Sourcing for Materials Transition: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Genomatica

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) With over 2,000 issued and pending patents/applications, Genomatica is on a role with a pipeline with $30 billion direct TAM, according to their recent ABLC presentation. From commercial-scale bio-butanediol to renewable nylon, and HMDA, find

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Task Force on Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy Releases Landmark U.S. Bioeconomy Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Task Force on Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy has released its report — THE U.S. BIOECONOMY: CHARTING A COURSE FOR A RESILIENT AND COMPETITIVE FUTURE”. The report contains  recommendations and a strategy to help realize the potential

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BioMADE: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioindustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BioMADE’s Clem Fortman gave this presentation at ABLC 2022 in Washington, DC examining the independent non-profit, public-private BioMADE partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. BioMADE is propelling new biotechnology products from the laboratory

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $19 Million for Carbon Utilization Funding Opportunity DEADLINE: March 18, 2022

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s (FECM's) Carbon Utilization Program announced up to $19 million

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The Hottest Biofuels Companies of 20 Years Ago Are Now Doing Something Completely Different

by Annie Hammang (Slate)  ... Amyris also isn’t alone in this shift; Solazyme, Lanzatech, Neste, LiveFuels, LS9, and Pacific Biodiesel are all biofuel companies that also got their start in the early aughts and have since expanded their business into cosmetics, fragrances, and household cleaners. From

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Enabling Commercial Success of Industrial Biotechnology

by Bradley W. Biggshal, et al. (Science Magazine)  The industrial biotechnology sector—commercial-scale manufacturing of chemical products by use of cellular or molecular biocatalysts—lies at a crossroads. Metabolic engineering aided by tools of systems and synthetic biology has expanded the scope

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New Request for Information on Renewable Fuel Scale-Up and Demonstration Released by DOE DEADLINE: January 31, 2022

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new Request for Information (RFI) on the scale-up and demonstration of renewable fuels. The RFI, titled “Overcoming Barriers to Renewable Fuel Scale-Up and Demonstration,” seeks input from biofuels

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Agile BioFoundry and ABPDU Join Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Agile BioFoundry) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) supports groundbreaking technologies from the DOE national laboratories and industry partners. Two of these partners, the Agile BioFoundry and Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU), are joining forces to advance biomanufacturing

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Viridos Executes Agreement with ExxonMobil to Help Scale Algae Biofuels

(Viridos/Business Wire)  Viridos low-carbon intensity biofuels may substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing a sustainable and scalable option to help reduce GHG emissions in heavy-duty transportation --  -Viridos Inc., previously Synthetic Genomics, a privately held biotechnology company harnessing the power of

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ADM Further Expands Microbial Science and Technology Innovation Capabilities with Investment in Precision Fermentation Leader Acies Bio

(ADM)  Partnership will help build on ADM’s world-class R&D capabilities and broad portfolio of innovative, responsibly-produced products and solutions  -- ADM (NYSE: ADM), a global leader in nutrition and agricultural origination and processing, announced today that it is making a leading

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Mackay Biorefinery Pilot Plant Ready for Take-off

(Queensland Government) World-leading technology has landed in Mackay, bringing Queensland one step closer to a $1 billion sustainable, export-oriented industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector. Mercurius has finalised commissioning and is about to commence operations at their pilot plant that will use their

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BioSFerA Project Presented at ECOS 2021 Conference

(BioSFerA) CERTH team has successfully participated to the ECOS 2021 Conference presenting the paper ‘Aviation & maritime biofuels production via a combined thermochemical/biochemical pathway: A conceptual design and process simulation study’.  The presented paper contained a first orientation of the suggested concept

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Funding & Formation: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Petri

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Like a petri dish, Petri funds and grows formation-stage startups at the intersection of biology and technology. They invest pre-seed and seed capital and work 1-1 with founders for 12 months or more to build their

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Auburn-Led Research Team Develops Biochemical Breakthrough for Renewable Fatty Acid Ester Production

by Jeremy Henderson (Auburn University)  On-going, Auburn-led research into biofuel and biochemical production just got a lot more eyes on it. Supported by a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy award issued in 2018, as well as funding from the

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How ABPDU Is Training the Next Generation of Bioprocess Engineers --- September 16, 2021 --- ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 14, 2022

Join the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office on September 16, 2021, at 3 p.m. ET, for a webinar on how Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is partnering with the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) to train the

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A Tweaked Yeast Can Make Ethanol from Cornstalks and a Harvest’s Other Leftovers

by Nikk Ogasa (Science News)  The process could tap underused sources of renewable fuels  --  ... But by tweaking a gene in common baker’s yeast, researchers have engineered a strain that can defuse those deadly by-products and get on with the

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DOE Awards $45.5 Million for Projects to Advance Biotechnology Research

(U.S. Department of Energy)  34 Projects Will Develop New Instruments to Study Cells, Processes to Convert Natural and Synthetic Materials Into Sustainable Biofuels and Bioproducts  -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $45.5 million for research projects geared towards

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Praj’s Technology Breakthrough for Producing “Bio-bitumen”

(Praj) Praj Industries India’s most accomplished industrial biotech company has achieved yet another milestone by developing innovative technology to produce Bio-bitumen based on lignin. The Netherlands-based Circular Biobased Delta, one of Europe’s premier consortia to promote bioeconomy, has approved Praj’s Bio-bitumen

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I Got 99 Problems but Product vs. Platform Ain’t One: Introducing Microbes-as-a-Service

by Moji Karimi (Cemvita Factory/Biofuels Digest) Any SynBio (synthetic biology) company is faced with three principal questions right off the bat:  1. Product or platform? A) Product: develop the microbe, build the plant, and sell the product. The end molecule is the revenue

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Ginkgo’s Insanely Great $15B Deal, The Who & How Behind Biggest Sector Deal Ever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Ginkgo Bioworks and Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp. have agreed to a business combination that will result in Ginkgo becoming a publicly-listed company. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021. The

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LanzaTech and BASF Achieve First Milestone in Utilizing Industrial Off-Gases for Chemical Production

(LanzaTech) Industrial exhaust gas used to produce sustainable alcohol; White biotechnology enables carbon recycling  -- Transforming the carbon contained in industrial off-gases into valuable chemicals is the aim of a partnership between LanzaTech and BASF. Now the partners have achieved a key first

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Industrial Biotechnology—An Industry at an Inflection Point

by Nathan Danielson, Sarah McKay, Paul Bloom, Jennifer Dunn, Neal Jakel, Timothy Bauer, John Hannon, Michael C. Jewett, and Brent Shanks (Industrial Biotechnology)  Industrial biotechnology is poised for dramatic growth. A confluence of consumer demand; attractive feedstock quantity, quality, and

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The 10 Big WOWs from ABLC Day 1

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, day 1 of ABLC is now complete, with 18 presentations covering more than 60 companies and technologies as well as comprehensive updates from major supply chain companies and four presentations on priorities, programs, economics

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World-First Laundry Capsule in Market Made from Industrial Carbon Emissions

(Unilever)  Unilever has partnered with LanzaTech and India Glycols to produce a surfactant made from industrial carbon emissions instead of from fossil-fuels. The innovative shift in production utilises biotechnologies and a newly configured supply chain between the three partners, who

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The “Coming Apocalypse:” Will Industrial Biotech Flourish or Flounder?

by Christopher J. Guske and Mark Warner  (D2 Biotech Consulting/Warner Advisors/Biofuels Digest) ...  “Capital Light is great until you run out of someone else’s capital.” As multi-decade Industrial Biotech veterans, we are seeing more start-up companies “dressed up with nowhere

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Competitive Edge: DeepCell Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Kelly Ogilvie, DeepCell Industries’ CEO and Co-Founder has an interesting, and very personal, story to tell about DeepCell’s cannabis business and why he went this route. In today’s Digest, the story and tech behind this company that

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $61 Million for Biofuels Research to Reduce Transportation Emissions DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $61 million for technologies and processes that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. Biofuels are made up of renewable resources and can power heavy-duty vehicles that are difficult to electrify with

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New Roadmap Sets out How to Reduce CO2 Emissions Using Industrial Biotechnology

(BSI Group) BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, publishes Industrial biotechnology Report: strategic roadmap for standards and regulations, sponsored by Innovate UK and the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF). Industrial Biotechnology has the potential to significantly reduce CO2

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DMC Co-Founder Mike Lynch Publishes Technoeconomic Analysis (TEA) Calculator to Take the Guesswork out of Bioprocess Development

(DMC)  DMC Co-Founder Mike Lynch has launched a web-based calculator to assess the economic feasibility of products made from fermentation. The Bioprocess Technoeconomic Analysis (TEA) tool will help users – academics, startups, funding agencies, R&D team, and investors – make commercially

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DSM and TU Delft Launch AI4B.io Lab

(Delft University of Technology) Royal DSM and TU Delft today announce the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence Lab for Biosciences (the AI4B.io Lab). This laboratory will be the first of its kind in Europe to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to full-scale

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Use of Biofuels Needs to Increase: Gadkari | Special Edition of the Book "Ek Hota Carver" Published

(Praj)  “The use of biofuels needs to be increased to reduce the strain caused by fossil fuel on our country's economy, and the growing pollution menace arising from it,” said Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways

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Scotland’s Opportunity to Grow a New Clean, Sustainable Economy

by Mark Bustard (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC)/Biofuels Digest) The idea of a net zero carbon emissions and zero waste economy isn’t as far-fetched as some may think. The key promise of a bio-based economy is that we can grow the

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America’s Bioeconomy Plays Critical Role in Feeding, Fueling, and Healing the World

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has submitted comments to the Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) on the bioeconomy, explaining the critical role America’s biotechnology industry plays in feeding, fueling, and healing the world. The comments were recently highlighted

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Bioprocessing in Iowa: Reflecting on Our Journey

by Debi Durham (Iowa Economic Development Authority/Biofuels Digest)  ... For decades, we’ve applied our work ethic and expertise in laboratories, innovation centers and refineries throughout the state. As a result, we’ve become a leader in bioprocessing, in addition to our agrarian achievements. ... There’s

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Of Impossibles and Whoppers: Notes from the Planet Synthetica

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s been a stream of good news and bad news on the “made in a lab” front in recent weeks. First, the amazing news that Impossible Foods raised a $300 million in its Series E round was led

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The Fundamental Things Apply: The Rise of Checkerspot and Supermaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently from California comes the news that advanced materials wunderkind Checkerspot has closed its Series A financing for $13 million. ... ...(A)dvanced materials are perhaps the first breakout anyone will really notice. Because materials are stuff and stuff

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Power of Biology for Algae Biofuels: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Synthetic Genomics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Synthetic Genomics is a San Diego biotechnology company harnessing the power of living cells — nature’s most efficient machines — to create transformative medicines and bio-based products. Their teams of data and biological engineers have developed the

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The Blue Revolution: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to KnipBio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) KnipBiois a biotechnology company developing responsible and sustainable commercial feed solutions for the aquaculture industry. KnipBio’s game-changing single cell protein combines the attributes of premium, protein-packed fishmeal and carotenoids into a single effective and affordable fishmeal

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Ingredients and Innovations: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Corbion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Corbion is a global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. In 2018, Corbion generated annual sales of € 897.2 million

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Commitment to R&D is the Key

by Debi Durham (Iowa Economic Development Authority/Biofuels Digest)  ... Toward that end, Iowa offers incentives such as the Research Activities Tax Credit to alleviate the potential financial risk associated with R&D investments, and ultimately, improve the potential for profitability. As one

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Australia-First 100% Renewable Diesel to be trialled

(Biofuels International)  Political party, Australia-first are trialling the use of 100% renewable diesel to fuel a Scania test engine, with support from the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Southern Oil’s Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant at Yarwun, near Gladstone, is pioneering

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Enemy Submarine Detecting Microorganisms, Algae-Based Polymers, Edible Antimicrobial Film, Limestone-Based Bags, Soybean Oil Based Road Sealant: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of December 26th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of December 26th. In today’s Digest, enemy submarine detecting microorganisms, algae-based polymers, edible antimicrobial film, limestone-based bags,

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Zymergen, the Porsche 911 of the Materials Superhighway, Raises $400M in Monumental Series C Round

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... In California, Zymergen has raised over $400 million in Series C funding led by returning investor SoftBank Vision Fund. The round welcomes new investors Goldman Sachs and Hanwha Asset Management, as well as returning

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Iowa: Cultivating Growth in Bioprocessing

by Debi Durham (Iowa Economic Development Authority/Biofuels Digest)  ... Nearly $4 billion dollars was infused into capital investments in the U.S. for renewable and bioscience projects in 2018. This significant investment is merely part of an upward trend that’s yielded more than

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Industrial Biotechnology - for Non-Biotechnologists --- April 10-12, 2019 --- Copenhagen, Denmark

Through presentations, exercises and plenary discussions participants will acquire solid knowledge of fundamental biochemistry and molecular biology and obtain an understanding of essential methods used in the biotech industry. The course enables participants to better understand and communicate with their R&D colleague's and partners,

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New Report Shows Global Link Between Pro-Innovation Policies and Biotech Advances

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/BusinessWire)  A study released today highlights strategies, policies and best practices that have been successful in creating an environment in which biotechnology innovation can flourish around the world. The fifth edition of the Building the Bioeconomy report shows the correlation between economies

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Just in from ABLC: The Digest's 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Hot Technologies and Their Examples

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Each year at ABLC, we have had the great fortune to have in our opening panel a tremendous sector overview from Roger Wyse, the Co-CEO of Spruce Capital and one of the foremost venture capitalists in

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The 40 Hottest Technologies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Impossible Foods took the #1 spot in the 2018 “40 Hottest Technologies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. The announcement was made live at

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The 10 Green Chemicals Driving a Disruptive New Biobased Industry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A Petro Brexit (a/k/a, British companies exiting petroleum for the sustainable bioeconomy) : New report highlights how to ensure Britain becomes a world leader in bio-based chemicals In the UK, a recent report identifies 10 specific bio-based chemicals, in

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Creative Debt and Equity: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Structures for Bioeconomy Project Finance

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bottom line, if you’re in the business of financing a renewable fuels project with a loan guarantee in the mix, you’re probably talking with some combination of New Energy Risk, Stern Brothers, Faegre Baker Daniels partner John

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The Hog’s a Hot Dog: N-Sense, Gen3Bio, Nebullam, PowerPollen, TeselaGen Takin’ Biotech to the Next Level

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For a number of years we have been pointing to Iowa’s intriguing combination of feedstock, infrastructure and political consensus on renewables as a potent force in bioeconomy deployment. But these days, toss in some serious innovation

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The Biobased Economy Is Reaching a Tipping Point

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  ...   BIO is the only trade association that advocates for the diverse policies that support the entire biobased economy – the full value chain of technologies and infrastructure to convert renewable, low-carbon, low-cost

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The Circuitry in Our Cells

by Alec A.K. Nielsen (Asimov/Biofuels Digest)  ... As you sit quietly, trillions of cells in your body are performing a frenetic dance of biochemical computation that makes your existence possible. Consider this: You were once a single cell – a fertilized egg. This

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Lawmakers Urge Consistent Approach to Federal Regulation of Biotechnology

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  In a letter to three federal agency heads on Tuesday, a group of 79 bipartisan members of the United States House of Representatives expressed concern about the direction being taken to regulate agriculture biotechnology, http://bit.ly/…. In

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Advance to Go! The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Q1 2017 Cap Raises in Industrial Biotechnology

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 activity (but including expansion investment).

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White House Announces Release of Final Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On January 4, 2017, the White House announced the release of the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology.  The 2017 Update provides a comprehensive summary of the roles and responsibilities of the

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State of the Industry, November 2016: A Digest ABLC Next Special Preview

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 nutrition The momentum began to shift

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White Biotechnology Market to Reach $487.08 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.

(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 and environment-friendly technologies in various

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Evolva Animated Video Scores Platinum at Hermes Awards

(Evolva)  Evolva dedicates award to Phil Robinson, the late-great creative genius who directed this unique three-minute video on biotech and brewing -- Evolva (SIX: EVE) announces that its animated explainer video received top marks in the Hermes Creative Award competition, achieving

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Harnessing Biotechnology: A Practical Guide

by Steve Weiss (Genomatica/Chemical Engineering)  Biotechnology is increasingly proving its ability to address chemical industry challenges. An engineering-focused approach — bioengineering — is vital to successful industrial application For those undertaking overall process design and implementation for intermediate and specialty chemicals,

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Forget Food and Fuel: America's Corn Is Worth $125 Billion to This Industry

by Maxx Chatsko (Motley Fool)  While the most arguments typically center on the "food vs. fuel" debate, most corn produced in the United States never actually becomes food. Consider that 44% of last year's harvest went to animal feed, another

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Duckweed Has Great Potential as Biofuel

by Sue Pike (seacoastonline.com) Duckweeds are the world's smallest flowering plants. These tiny plants float on still and slow-moving water the world over. With the warm spring weather you can find duckweed growing along the edges of most local ponds and

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Cellectis Developing Higher Oil Algal Strains

(Algae Industry Magazine) Cellectis plant sciences, the plant genome engineering company, have announced the publication in Nature Communications of their development of algae strains with improved and increased oil content. The report notes that diatoms are among the world’s most important microalgae, both

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When it Comes to Biofuels Driving the Economy, The Sky is the Limit

(BioTechNow)  Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wrote a column talking about the unlimited opportunities for biofuels to grow the rural economy. He highlighted what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has already done to support biofuels including loan guarantees and

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The Third Domain: The Untold Story of Archaea and the Future of Biotechnology

(Science News)  Until 1977, the known classes of life included eukaryotes and bacteria. When microbiologist Carl Woese announced the discovery of a third class, most academics scoffed. Yet today, barely 30 years later, archaea are known to be at least

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