Global Bioenergies completes construction of German demo-scale plant

In Germany, Global Bioenergies has completed construction of its 100 tons/year demonstration-scale plant, a project which commenced in mid-2015. It is located in the facility owned...

Who’s got hot lignin? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to lignin production and prospects

Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued...

Suds-be-gone: Novozymes launches world-first biological foam control for sugarcane ethanol 

In Denmark, Novozymes launched Fermax, an enzyme protease that prevents foam development during the sugarcane ethanol fermentation process, while delivering improved control and replacing...

Primordial Genetics, Bayer form new R&D collab for crop performance

At ABLC Next in San Francisco, Primordial Genetics and Bayer CropScience LP announced the establishment of a research collaboration to evaluate Primordial Genetics’ proprietary...

State of the Industry, November 2016: A Digest ABLC Next Special Preview

All this week, we’ve been highlighting a series of 5 special industry announcements occurring during ABLC Week. The New CEO at the National Biodiesel...

Heard on the Floor at the Algae Biomass Summit

On October 23-26 the algae industry gathered in Phoenix, AZ for the Algae Biomass Summit , its annual get together. Gone are the glory...

Changing off-take to achieve take-off: Sea-Tac, Carbon War Room partner to shake up renewable...

In Washington state, the Port of Seattle, SkyNRG and Carbon War Room have signed a partnership to investigate long-term financing mechanisms that could supply...

Renewable fuel from vehicle exhaust: Oak Ridge’s catalytic breakthrough

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory have come up with a highly-efficient process to make liquid fuels directly from carbon dioxide and water. Because burning...

Podesta, Putin, Trump, Gingrich, and Joule: WikiLeaks and the inside true story

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...

PrecisionHawk and ADM partner to manage crop risk using dronetech

In North Carolina, PrecisionHawk released a new waterpooling app that was developed in conjunction with ADM Crop Risk Services to provide insurance adjusters and...

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Plant reactions to anesthetics are similar to humans and animals

In the United Kingdom, A new study showed that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are...

USDA offers state agencies greater control over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to promote...

New crop imager detects chlorophyll fluorescence for a true picture of crop health

In Washington, D.C., researchers developed a new imaging system designed to monitor the health of crops in the field or a greenhouse.  The new...