The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 18th, 2018

The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of...

Shell releases Energy Transition Report: commits to 50% lower emissions by 2050, biofuels to...

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

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Jet fuel from hooch comes closer as ASTM clears way for ethanol-to-jet, higher ATJ...

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

For a number of years we have been pointing to Iowa’s intriguing combination of feedstock, infrastructure and political consensus on renewables as a potent...

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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