The Hot 50: Early Leaders

In Florida, LanzaTech, Amyris, Renewable Energy Group and Novozymes have taken the lead in early voting in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy ballot....

What Does it Take? The experts report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy

This past week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Ottawa, perhaps described best as the “friends of Jeff” because the ostensible excuse for...

Elite corn, without control by elites: NCGA, Benson Hill Biosystems partner to democratize corn...

In Missouri, Benson Hill Biosystems, an agricultural technology company unlocking the genetic potential of plants, today announced a strategic partnership and grant from the...

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...

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