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By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest In my previous article on Scale-up from the Microbes Perspective, I discussed how the biotechnology commercialization process would be viewed by a microbe. This is a little lighter topic than the engineering subjects I usually write about, but the robust response to the article made me decide to...
In Slovenia, ERDF-funded BioApp platform has become the focal point for research ideas on developing smart biomass materials in the cross-border region of Slovenia and Italy. The EU produces over 25 tons of plastic waste every year. In response, Slovenian and Italian scientists have joined forces to develop the BioApp platform with funding from the ERDF. Biopolymers are innovative...
In Canada, a C$285 million, first-of-its-kind, wheat-based, biofuels facility is being developed by Carbon Clean Energy Inc. The project aims to create low carbon intensity ethanol in response to Alberta’s new renewable fuel standards. Known as Project Wheatland, the state-of-the-art plant features an energy self-sufficient design that will also generate clean power from biogas production. The project received C$5...
In Georgia, TRHoldco LLC, Theodora Retsina’s holding company, announced its separation from GranBio in the GranAPI JV, and the beginning of a new era for American Process. In the separation, TR Holdco retained ownership of American Process brand name, the American Process engineering business, API-Europe, certain IP rights and access to the Thomaston biorefinery R&D center. Under the leadership of...
In Finland, Stora Enso is investing EUR5 million to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fiber products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The formed fiber technology enables manufacturing of products that are designed for circularity, meaning that they are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable and do not contain any plastic. The formed fiber investment further...
In California, the Sacramento Business Journal reports that Pacific Ethanol has hired Piper Jaffray to help sell off assets in an effort to be able to refinance $67 million in debt by year’s end but the company didn’t say which assets it may be looking to dispose of. The company may also look at doing another capital raise...
Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world’s largest bioeconomy consulting group with over 100 subject matter experts (SME’s) in all areas of the bioeconomy. Doug Rivers, Ph.D., from Sunflwr Consulting and a member of Lee Enterprises Consulting, offers this overview of considerations for due diligence, figuring out where your technology readiness level is, risk mitigation tips, and more Original Source
Altered Energy - Alternative Energy news Published: 18 Mar 2019, 12:03 Image: Solarcentury Solarcentury is to build three solar farms in France with a combined capacity of 57MW after racking up contract wins in the country's latest auction. The projects, called Lourches, Digue de Port-Saint-Louis and Maringy, are the first Solarcentury have developed in the country. It’s expected that the three farms...
In New York, Energy Vision filed testimony with the New York State Legislature making the case for including biomethane made from organic waste as a renewable energy source in the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA). At a legislative hearing on the CCPA, Energy Vision Founder Joanna Underwood testified that New York has a massive organic waste stream emitting...
In France, AFYREN, a producer of bio-based building blocks with natural fermentation technologies, and Bpifrance, through its SPI industrial projects fund, finalized the agreements for the creation of their joint subsidiary AFYREN NEOXY. This company, backed by nearly 50 million euros of capital, will house the first industrial unit based on the biomolecule production technology developed by AFYREN,...

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