Lignin Unchained, 3D printable: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineered Lignin Bioplastics

The project goal? To produce and commercialize lignin-derived, industrial-grade composites with properties including 3D printability, rivaling current petroleum-derived alternatives. That's the project undertaken by...

Power-to-liquids: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology

Sunfire's key technology is the Solid Oxide Power Core – a stack of high-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). SOFCs convert chemical energy from a...

Advanced, to Go: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 2G biofuels implementation timetable

The biggest news out of Novozymes this month is its new yeast platform for starch-based ethanol, while also introducing the first product, Innova Drive....

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Future of the Internal Combustion Engine

When it comes to the future of the combustion engine, what are the future developments from a scientific viewpoint? That's the ambitious topic that Gennadi Zikoridse...

New Cat in Town: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Catalyst Synthesis

Deliver high performing, cost-effective catalytic materials that meet the needs of the ChemCatBio catalysis projects? That's the ambitious goal of a project led by...

Building blocks from biocrude: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to biobased methoxyphenols

To develop and optimize a hybrid separation method to recover high-value methoxyphenols to improve the process economics and environmental impact for the production of...

Liquefy thy forest: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to liquefaction of forest biomass for...

A team of researchers from Iowa State led by Robert Brown and supported by the DOE's Biomass Technologies Office is aiming to demonstrate the liquefaction...

Brazil Bilateral: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to US-Brazil R&D in thermochemical bio conversion

The Brazil Bilateral is a co-operative R&D effort between Brazil's Petrobras and the US National renewable Energy Laboratory. It aims to demonstrate technical and...

Longer shelf life: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont/ADM’s FDME project

Not long ago, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to...

Programming cells to do amazing stuff: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Asimov

Asimov has spun out of MIT aimed at detecting and responding to  customer needs in applying biocircuit design to real-world opportunities. “It is literally a...

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