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The Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017

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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...

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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...

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