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In California, Zymergen has raised $130 million in Series B funding led by SoftBank Group. The round also includes prior lead investor Data Collective...

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If you’ve been following the Sunday news programs in the past week, or breathless reporting in the Wall Street Journal (“John Podesta and the...

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News arrives from Israel’s Technion Institute that they have developed a stable catalyst that can split water at extravagantly low energy-levels - and haven’t...

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...

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,...

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...

1 septillion reasons Dad’s CRISPR-Cas9 may already be Toast

In the rapid-fire tech and political world of 2017, a day feels like a month, a year is like a generation, and sometimes it...

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