Monthly Archives: August 2016

Welcome to Aviation Biofuels math class with Mr. Mercutio

If you were reading BBC’s coverage of the aviation biofuels space yesterday, you would have seen the provocative headline: Wood fuel plan to cut plane CO2 branded as ‘pipe dream’ Then would have looked in vain for the quoted reference … Continue reading

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Digest Bioeconomy Index slips 0.12 percent to 56.72 as ethanol equities decline

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, slipped 0.12 percent to 56.72 as ethanol equities declined. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) fell back 3.58 percent to $0.57, while Metabolix (MBLX) dropped 6.54 percent to $0.40. … Continue reading

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont in the Advanced Bioeconomy

This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconmy. In this slide deck, we looked at DuPont, and its M&A activity, direct investments, partnerships and … Continue reading

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More than 15 potential buyers on deck for Abengoa’s Hugoton plant

In Kansas, Ocean Park Advisors says there will be an auction for Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton in October and they are 100% confident the facility will sell. The company says there has been a lot of interest in … Continue reading

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POET et al South Dakota’s largest political contributors this cycle so far

In South Dakota, POET and its employees are the largest political contributor from the state during this election cycle, passing more than half a million dollars in contributions two months ahead of the election, more than it spend during the … Continue reading

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Haryana state ditches 5% VAT on biodiesel

In India, Haryana state’s Chief Minister has waived the 5% VAT on biodiesel in an effort to boost the fuel’s consumption. The announcement was made during a rally where a number of non-biofuel related issues were covered. Haryana is one … Continue reading

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USDA sees Philippine ethanol imports falling thanks to growing production

In the Philippines, the USDA estimates ethanol production in the country will start to ramp up and in turn demand for imports from the US will fall to 281 million liters in 2016 and 278 million liters in 2017 from … Continue reading

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Germany looking at US native plant as key to biogas feedstock sustainability

In Germany, the biogas industry is investigating the use of Silphie, known as Indian Cup in its native US, as a potential feedstock as an alternative to corn. A perennial plant that can grow for 20 years, field trials have … Continue reading

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Mexico allows up to 5.8% ethanol blends in three major cities

In Mexico, the Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) published Monday their recently-passed fuel regulation (NOM-016-CRE-2016) in the Mexican federal register, allowing for the blending and sale of up to 5.8 percent ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply outside of … Continue reading

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US Geological Survey study says biofuel crops in the Dakotas harming bees

In Virginia, Northern Great Plains of North and South Dakota, which support over 40 percent of United States commercial honey bee colonies, are quickly becoming less conducive to commercial beekeeping as a result of land-use changes, according to a U.S. … Continue reading

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EU appeals decision invalidating duties on US ethanol imports

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are disappointed with the Aug. 26 decision by the European Commission to file an appeal with the EU General Court related to its June 2016 ruling invalidating certain ethanol duties. That … Continue reading

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Digest Bioeconomy Index gains 0.76 percent to 56/79 as advanced bio equities rally

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, gained 0.76 percent to 56/79 as advanced bio equities rallied. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) jumped 14.87 percent to $0.59, while bioAMber (BIOA) advanced 3.07 percent to $3.69. … Continue reading

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Crazy Sexy Gut Health

Gaze at your navel for a second. Use a mirror if you like. Go ahead, it’s OK, I won’t tell anyone. Yes, the navel, the omphalos. To the Greeks it represented the Center of the World. And now, we are learning, … Continue reading

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Strategic intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cargill in the advanced bioeconomy

This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconmy. In this slide deck, we looked at Cargill, and its M&A activity, direct investments, partnerships and … Continue reading

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Recycled tires: overlooked as a fuel source?

Oil from recycled tires has been overlooked as a potential biofuel source, yet it is the most reliable and easiest to refine of all, according to oil expert Tim Rose of Southern Oil. According to Tim Rose the future potential … Continue reading

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Will Intrexon’s methane gambit transform the world?

By the end of 2018, Intrexon is guiding the market that it will have successfully commercialized a technology to convert methane, or the primary component of natural gas, into isobutanol, a liquid fuel with a density far closer to gasoline … Continue reading

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to United Airlines and sustainable fuels

This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconmy. In this slide deck, we looked at United Airlines, which recently invested in Fulcrum Bioenergy and … Continue reading

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Digest Bioeconomy Index dips 0.53 percent to 56.36 as advanced bio fades

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, dipped 0.53 percent to 56.36 as advanced bio faded. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) slid 3.10 percent to $0.42, while Aemetis (AMTX) dropped 4.91 percent to $1.55. Among … Continue reading

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Amyris’ Biossance Launches “Breakthrough, Innovative” Modeling Mask

In California, Amyris launched The Detoxifier, an innovative, new modeling mask for the face. This mask gently detoxifies and deeply hydrates the face, while calming and soothing the skin with squalane. This single-use, peel off modeling mask is the latest … Continue reading

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US ethanol production reaches 15.64 billion gallon annual rate

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.028 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.18 million gallons daily. That is down just a hair from last week’s record-tying 1.029 million b/d. The … Continue reading

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