Crazy Sexy Gut Health

Gaze at your navel for a second. Use a mirror if you like. Go ahead, it’s OK, I won’t tell anyone. Yes, the navel, the omphalos....

Butamax’s back on the radar and Kansas is the place

BP and DuPont’s JV Butamax, acquires Nesika Energy ethanol plant, heads for commercial-scale biobutanol  In Delaware, the BP/DuPont joint venture Butamax has acquired the 10...

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2017

A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2017? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our...

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...

After Dieselgate, renewables more critical to diesel’s future than ever: survey

Americans respond more to environmental messages on renewable diesel fuels than energy security or economic impact, according to a survey undertaken by the Diesel...

Fermentation Frontiers: Top 10 Trendlines in industrial biotech fermentation

The most visible advanced industrial fermentation target for a number of years has been cellulosic ethanol, but the targets are diversifying and cellulosics themselves...

On value, and values: Fairness, the disadvantaged, and California’s renewables policy

Back in the 1940s when my father and his folks lived on Garcia Avenue in San Francisco, in a part of town the upwardly...

Winter is Not Coming: Pushing back the Frost Wall for more food, more fuel,...

Winter barley and early tomatoes may sound like a dull foundation upon which to further a revolution in agriculture — but then again, the...

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...

Chief Pilot: the ABPDU, where the elite meet to defeat petroleum

Every airline has pilots, but then there’s the Chief Pilot, and in the advanced bioeconomy the chief pilot is known by the ungainly acronym...

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

The 2014 Farm Bill provides for support of Advanced Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, and Biobased Product Manufacturing by providing loan guarantees for up to $250 million. USDA has...

5 Crazy Ways to Use Algae That Turn Out to Be Not So Crazy

Algae chocolate, algae ink, algae protein powder, algae as a solar technology and algae as a diversification strategy for tourist economies? Algae investors and project...

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In Japan, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) demonstrated that moss can be a green alternative for decontaminating polluted water...