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This week we reported that Fiberight has secured $70 million for a municipal solid waste center that should be in operation by this May....

LanzaTech, Novozymes, Amyris, DSM, Enerkem, POET, BASF, Genomatica and Braskem take early Hot 50...

LanzaTech, Novozymes, Amyris, DSM, Enerkem, POET, BASF, Genomatica and Braskem have taken the lead in early voting in the 50 Hottest Companies in the...

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2018

A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2018? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our...

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates...

Beyond Meat raises $55 million from Cleveland Avenue and Tyson Foods to triple production

  In California, Beyond Meat raised $55 million in a new round led by Cleveland Avenue, LLC, the venture capital firm founded by Don Thompson,...

CRISPR’s impact on diesel is now

CRISPR technology will ultimately impact what we eat, wear, and how we maintain our health — and it just crashed successfully into the big...

Provivi and the insect love story that never happens

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10 bioeconomy bellwethers: earnings season reveals choppy waters in Q3 2017, bullish outlook for...

The holiday season has arrived and earnings season too — and here are the highlights for 10 bellwether bioeconomy publicly-traded stocks. Aemetis - ethanol prices...

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Getting a Loan Guarantee: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA 9003 Loan...

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