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,...

Crack that Whip! Modern Meadow, Evonik partner to take vegan leather to world-scale

News has arrived from the US East Coast that Evonik will be Modern Meadow’s worldwide development partner to industrialize and scale-up collagen production for...

Bioeconomy execs bullish on 2018, 74% of companies expect revenue growth, 62 percent expect...

In Florida, The Digest reports that 72 percent of bioenergy executives are more optimistic about their organization's prospects for growth and 68 percent about...

What happened? Pyrolysis breakthrough could cut drop-in biofuels cost to $2.58 per gallon

We have a breakthrough in pyrolysis to report today that could reduce the estimated cost of producing fuel from $3.27 per gallon to $2.58...

50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018

The 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, as voted by the invited international Selectors and subscribers of The Digest, the world's most widely-read bioeconomy...

Trump escalates RFS drama in DC, as ABLC opens, asks to meet with industry...

In Washington, President Trump has requested a face-to-face meeting on Thursday with leaders of the US biofuels industry after talks between Big Oil and...

Aviation biofuels: 10 years, 100,000 flights and we’re still arguing about feedstock – why?

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the first demo flight on biofuel  which was done by Virgin Atlantic. LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren shared the...

The Nitrogen Engine: Ricardo spins out company to commercialize game-changing engine tech

In the UK, Ricardo has unveiled its CryoPower engine technology and points towards a potential saving of approximately 30 percent in CO2 emissions and...

Carbon-negative fuels in the spotlight as Ohio State, Argonne National Labs, Energy Vision make...

OK, you know the climate change drill. Burning liquid fuels releases CO2 and that leads to global warming. It’s one of the reasons that...

Hot Spots Around the World: Who’s Adding What, Where in Biofuels

South America In Brazil, ICM has completed startup and commissioning of the FS Bioenergia dry-mill corn ethanol plant. The plant is  a joint venture between...

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PETA urges Levi’s to switch to vegan leather

In Virginia, the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals has called on the popular fashion brand Levi’s to replace the leather patch on...

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