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Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, March 27, 2017
 
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Fuel Economy Rules: Someone is Listening
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
Industrial sugars from waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Comet Biorefining
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
Waste-stream, Slip-stream, Main-stream: The Born Global Slip-Stream Challenge gets underway
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
GRFA Calls on G20 Leaders to Increase Action on Climate Change in Light of New Report
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
Borregaard’s BALI process reaches Technical Readiness Level 7 as BIOFORVER project advances: report
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
WSU, PNNL researchers find new way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
Benson Hill Biosystems, CTC validate multiple product candidates in Setaria viridis model crop
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
US ethanol production jumps to 15.9 billion gallon annual rate
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
BASF licenses CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
Prices of GMO-free oilseed meals on the rise
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
 
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Fuel Economy Rules: Someone is Listening
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
by Doug Durante, Executive Director of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition Special to The Digest The recent announcement that the Trump Administration was taking another look at Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was a welcome reality check for what is a...
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Biofuels, Finance
Industrial sugars from waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Comet Biorefining
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
Earlier this month, we reported that Comet Biorefining had successfully closed an investment round to fund its proposed cellulosic sugar production facility using stover and wheat straw as feedstock. PM Equity Parnership, the corporate venture and private equity investment arm of Philip...
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Biofuels, Natural Gas
Waste-stream, Slip-stream, Main-stream: The Born Global Slip-Stream Challenge gets underway
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
There are six oddly-named streams in the bioeconomy, and it reminds one of the nomenclature of subatomic quarks. There is upstream, midstream, downstream, main-stream, waste-stream, and slip-stream. But of all the streams, perhaps there is nothing so vital yet muddled as the...
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Biofuels, Climate Change
GRFA Calls on G20 Leaders to Increase Action on Climate Change in Light of New Report
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
In Canada, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, called on G20 leaders to build on the historic international cooperation achieved in 2016 with the ratification of the first binding climate agreement, the Paris Accord reached at COP21. “The...
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Biofuels
Borregaard’s BALI process reaches Technical Readiness Level 7 as BIOFORVER project advances: report
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
In Norway, the BALI demonstration plant operated by the BIOFOREVER project reports that the successful scale-up from lab by a factor of 1000 and several years of operation in a semi-commercial scale suggests that the BALI technology is at TRL (Technology Readiness...
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Biofuels, Biomass
WSU, PNNL researchers find new way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
In Washington state, researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts....
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Biofuels, Science
Benson Hill Biosystems, CTC validate multiple product candidates in Setaria viridis model crop
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
In Missouri, Benson Hill Biosystems and Brazil’s Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira have validated multiple product candidates in Setaria viridis model plant system and CTC officials said that the milestone increases the probability of success in sugarcane since the photosynthetic systems of the...
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Biofuels
US ethanol production jumps to 15.9 billion gallon annual rate
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, US ethanol production averaged 1.044 million barrels per day—or 43.85 million gallons daily. That is down 1,000 b/d from the week before, but the 21st straight week over 1...
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Biofuels
BASF licenses CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
In North Carolina, BASF reached a global licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology to improve products in agricultural and industrial microbiology applications. The technology advances genome editing because it has the...
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Biofuels, Healthy Living
Prices of GMO-free oilseed meals on the rise
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
In Germany, UFOP reports that asking prices for oilseed meals clearly reflect the difference in availability. Rapeseed meal on nearby positions is scarce and, as a consequence, expensive. Climbing demand for rapeseed meal for GMO-free dairy feeding has also contributed to pushing...
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