The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European biorefinery projects

You won't hear it from the NGOs orbiting Brussels who have long figured out that bashing biotechnology is good for the fund-raising cash register,...

Australia’s ARENA makes its largest bet on advanced biofuels, as Ethtec taps Aussie waste...

In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has made its single largest direct investment in second-generation biofuels via $11.9M in funding support for Ethtec...

$2.25 per gallon biohydrocarbon fuels, unsubsidized? Biozin licenses IH2 Technology — heads for commercial-scale...

In Texas, CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company has awarded an FEL-2 license agreement for the IH2 technology which converts biomass to liquid transportation fuels, to Biozin...

Zillions from scrap tires in the Aussie Outback

Along the road westward out of Sydney and into the Never Never— and that’s the region north and west of Woop Woop, which you’ll...

Chicago! Fulcrum BioEnergy picks the Midwest hub for its next MSW-to-jet fuel project

From California we received the news that Chicagoland has been selected as the site of Fulcrum BioEnergy’s second commercial-scale waste-to-fuels biorefinery. We reported last month...

Are electrics a bridging technology, and hydrogen fuel cells the future?

Are electrics the future, or a bridge to the future? Recently, Lexus’ Paul Williamsen told Australia’s CarAdvice team: “Both hybrid and EVs are merely bridging technologies...

Clariant to build flagship cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania: 8-figure sales potential envisioned

In Germany, Clariant’s board has approved investment in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its...

Beta Renewables in cellulosic ethanol crisis, as Grupo M&G parent files for restructuring

From Italy comes an industry shocker: "Italian newspapers reported over the weekend that cellulosic ethanol developer Mossi & Ghisolfi shuts down this week," reported a...

Will the Lemonade Stand Era end in renewable fuels, sooner, later, ever?

A few weeks ago on the Digest’s tiny home island of Key Biscayne, we saw something along our one main boulevard not seen in...

Letter from Washington: The Grand Alliance flashes V for Victory in renewable fuels fight

It’s been a very busy week in Washington DC, the high point being a letter to seven senators sent late Thursday by EPA Administrator...

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Healthy “milk-style” chocolate launch taps British biobased packaging firm 

In Ireland, a health food brand known for its dairy-free ice cream has teamed up with plant-based packaging firm Parkside.  Nobó will use Parkside’s...

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In Australia, a young aspiring scientist has turned shrimp shells into a biodegradable plastic. Fifteen-year-old Angelina Arora took the shells from a local seafood shop...