The $20 Million Carbon XPRIZE: The 10 Finalists, revealed

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 11th, 2018

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The Hog’s a Hot Dog: N-Sense, Gen3Bio, Nebullam, PowerPollen, TeselaGen takin’ biotech to the...

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations, 3.28.18 release

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Bellwether stocks of the Advanced Bioeconomy report good vibes: shoulda put a ring on...

Two bellwether public stocks of the advanced bioeconomy — Amyris and Renewable Energy Group — reported strong quarterly and annual results this past week,...

The Sweet Four: Fortess acquires S2G, taking xylitol to demo scale; Cargill begins commercial...

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The Paramount Deal: World Energy takes off with audacious $72M acquisition of AltAir and...

In Massachusetts, World Energy has acquired renewable jet and diesel producer AltAir Paramount, and its Paramount Petroleum refinery assets, both collocated in Paramount, CA,...

Crack that Whip! Modern Meadow, Evonik partner to take vegan leather to world-scale

News has arrived from the US East Coast that Evonik will be Modern Meadow’s worldwide development partner to industrialize and scale-up collagen production for...

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