The Big $55M Drop-in Military Biofuels Op

In Washington, the Office of the Secretary of Defense announced a $55M funding opportunity for a 10M gallon biorefinery capable of producing advanced drop-in...

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...

FHR unveils a $50M gambit to make Überprotein at ethanol plants

In Nebraska, Flint Hills Resources will invest more than $50M in its Fairmont, Neb. ethanol plant to install a new technology that will produce...

Biodiesel 2017: what’s up with Earth’s favorite advanced biofuel?

The makers of biodiesel, America’s favorite advanced biofuel, are gathering this week in San Diego for the leading annual gathering on the future of...

Sugar, sugar: Toray, Mitsui set out to build monster cellulosic sugar plant in Asia

Last week we reported that Toray Industries has teamed with Mitsui to produce cellulosic sugars from bagasse leftover from the sugar production process at Thai...

The bioeconomy, #1 catalyst for rural development: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA...

Outgoing Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: "The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing...

Let’s Get it On: Avantium acquires Liquid Light 

In the Netherlands, Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light Inc, developer of a process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant...

Switchcraft: Metabolix bioconverts itself into Yield10, focuses on crop yields

In Massachusetts we have had more signs of the pivoting underway in the advanced bioeconomy with the news that Metabolix is changing its name...

Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2017 Nominations open

We are making our list of the Top 100 People in Bioenergy together, but as with all Digest rankings and lists, we’d like you...

The Scandal at USASpending.Gov: Part II: Genomatica responds

On Monday, we reported in Where is Your Money Going? The Mess at USASpending.Gov that according to the US government's transparency in government spending website, bioeconomy...

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