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Biodiesel stands its ground, won’t back down: new B20 vehicles, emissions cuts, highlight NBC...

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Natural Rubber: Viable Industrial BioEconomy Crop, It’s Going to Be Big

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By Lorenz Bauer, Ph.D., Member Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest This is the sixth in a series of articles prepared by the experts at...

A Quiet Year for Biofuels M&A: 2017 Review and Outlook

by Bruce Comer, Ocean Park Advisors Special to The Digest More industry players chose to develop and build new capacity rather than buy plants The North American...

State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018 – an 8-part series

This week in the Digest, we begin a Special 8-part Series: The State of the Advanced Bioeconomy: Challenges and Priorities for 2018. As we head...

Qantas, Agrisoma, Honeywell, AltAir, WFS partner in historic first Pacific jet biofuels flight

Bit of biofuels from the bush, poured into and powering one of those Flying Kangaroos, and you have the latest news out of Australia,...

The rise, rise, rise of bio-methanol for fuels and chemical markets

We reported last week on the Silva Green Fuels JV between Sweden’s Södra and Norway’s Statkraft, using Steeper Energy technology to produce drop-in advanced...

Leaps and bounds in sustainable plastics and nylons: U Wisconsin, Genomatica, Aquafil, Anellotech,...

It's been a big week in plastics and nylons, all right — not only for those who value sustainability attributes, but for fans of...

The progamming of living things: What if you could put a brain inside a...

  It would revolutionize medicine. But also, agriculture — as in plant cells that sense and respond to conditions like drought, predators, disease or even...

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High Performance Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Co-Optima Project and HP...

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