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God Speed the Right: a bioeconomy in an exciting, turbulent adolescence

Fourteen years ago today, the Daily Digest debuted not very auspiciously with two readers and a goal to cover you: the people and technologies of the advanced bioeconomy. Since then we’ve published 36,400 articles to date in the telling of your story, and, though promoted only via word of mouth, the Digest recently passed the 5 million mark in unique readers, followers and viewers. The things that you handle and do continue to fascinate a worldwide and large audience, as they continue to dazzl...
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DragTimes Dyno Tests the new Tesla Model S Plaid

DragTimes puts the new Tesla Model S on the Dyno to see what the real horsepower and torque is   The post DragTimes Dyno Tests the new Tesla Model S Plaid appeared first on egmCarTech.
Tags: Featured, Top Stories, Autos, Plaid, Tesla Motors, Dyno

Destination D 2021 is Coming to Walt Disney World-Ticket Sale Dates

D23 has just announced the ticket sale date for Destination D! We had previously reported on June 24th: Huge surprise announcement today from D23 – The Official Disney Fan Club as they announced Destination D is happening this year! The Biggest Disney Fan Event of the year is coming November 19–21, 2021! Join D23: The […] The post Destination D 2021 is Coming to Walt Disney World-Ticket Sale Dates appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Porte Cochere Open!

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is going through a major makeover, and it’s almost complete! The Polynesian resort recently reopened all guest rooms after being open for only DVC rooms since the resort opened after pandemic closure. However, the monorail station and porte cochere have been closed since around November of last year, and did not […] The post Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Porte Cochere Open! appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
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Green Hydrogen: What’s Really Real in a Gathering of haters, hypers, pettifoggers, filibusters, and transformative technologies like you’ve never ever seen: 

On June 7, 2021, the US Department of Energy launched the Hydrogen Shot, which got kinda mixed up with the Moderna and Pfizer shots in the Battle for The Nation’s Attention that erupts on Facebook each morning. So, if you missed it, don’t feel alone.   It’s the first Shot in a series the DOE is calling its Energy Earthshots, and if the term sounds vaguely familiar, it’s probably because, over in the UK, Sir David Attenborough and the Duke of Cambridge are pushing the term with The Earthshot P...
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Top Stories: Hands-On With MagSafe Battery Pack, iPhone 13 Always-On Display?

Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack is now available, and we went hands-on this week for some early impressions of the new accessory to get more battery life out of Apple's iPhone 12 lineup. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. This week also saw a number of rumors about the upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro models, the iPhone 13 lineup, the next-generation iPad mini, a new iPhone SE, and the third-generation AirPods. Read on below and check out our video above for deta...
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The Race for Limestone as climate change’s Big Solution: Sulzer, Blue Planet sign key partnership

As we continue with Gas Week at The Digest, today we move past green hydrogen (where we will return on Monday) and the nitrogen technology we looked at with Pivot Bio yesterday, and onto Blue Planet’s carbon-negative building material technology. Recently, we highlighted the future we see for carbon capture at scale has to take us towards building materials and away from CO2 injection into petroleum well and salt caves. And now, Sulzer and Blue Planet have signed a significant partnership for ...
Tags: Top Stories, Manhattan, Great Sandy Desert, International Energy Agency, Sahara, Sulzer, Planet Earth, CCUS, Blue Planet, Pivot Bio, Sulzer Chemtech, Chemtech, Sandy Desert, Sulzer Blue Planet, Pittsburg California USA, Brent R Constantz

We Can Love Electric Cars, But Let’s Not Spurn Biofuels

Right now, electric cars have the momentum and the “inevitability” narrative on their side. Is the idea of pursuing two paths forward a waste of money? By Dan Morgan Note: This article originally appeared in the Globalist and is re-published with permission. More about the Globalist here. The Biden administration, the European Union, China and General Motors want to make battery-powered electric cars the champion of motorists worldwide. At the same time, U.S. a...
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Letter to Secretary Vilsack from Members of Congress Marc Veasey and Kay Granger

The original version of the letter is here: July 16, 2021   The Honorable Thomas Vilsack   Agriculture Secretary   U.S. Department of Agriculture   1400 Independence Ave., S.W.   Washington, DC 20250   Dear Secretary Vilsack:   We congratulate you on your confirmation as the Agriculture Secretary and leadership of the Department of Agriculture in these times of great need to assist our nation in the COVID-19 crisis it faces.   We are concerned during the unpreced...
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An Open Letter to President Biden on Competition for Climate Change Reduction Businesses

by Bob Kozak, Atlantic Biomass, LLC July 21, 2021   President Josepr R. Biden Jr.   The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.   Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Biden, For someone who says competition is the key to American economic success, “A fair, open, and competitive marketplace has long been a cornerstone of the American economy, while excessive market concentration threatens basic economic liberties, democratic accountability, and the welfare of workers, farmers, small busi...
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Notes from the Bar None Ranch: The new Sheriff in Nitrogenville, Pivot Bio, raises another $430M

News arrives from Berkeley and Pivot Bio that the company has raised $430 million in its Series D venture round, led by DCVC and Temasek, bringing the total equity raised to more than $600 million. Last we saw, the company was valued at $1.6 billion — now, even more. The nitrogen rationale You might ask, as we do, why is the absence of nitrogen worth more than nitrogen? After all, Pivot Bio replaces nitrogen with nothing — or, to be more exact, microbes that obtain free nitrogen from the air...
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The Digest’s Green Hydrogen Horizons

It’s Gas Week here in Digestville, all this week we’re highlighting new technologies, commervcial breakthroughs and new strategies relating to the production of, applications for, or the avoidannce of: Green Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Syngas. Later this week we’ll look at the monster valuatino and progress at Pivot Bio, replacving nitrogen — today, we’re focusing on Green Hydrogen with The Digest’s Green Hydrogen Horizons. Demand, supply, and emerging technology.
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DragTimes his 0-60 MPH in just 1.99 Seconds in the Tesla Model S Plaid

DragTimes hits the controversial and elusive 0-60 MPH in just 1.99 seconds in his Tesla Model S Plaid. The post DragTimes his 0-60 MPH in just 1.99 Seconds in the Tesla Model S Plaid appeared first on egmCarTech.
Tags: Featured, Top Stories, Autos, Plaid, Tesla Motors, Industry News, Top 10 Lists

Top 10 Slide Guides of 2021 so far

Like a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer day, the first half of 2021 was a bit more refreshing and uplifting than 2020. The Digest brings you the hottest Top 10 slide guides so far from 2021. We sure learned how to turn lemons into lemonade over the past year and a half, so take a moment to chill out and reflect on 2021 and where you want the rest of the year to go. If you missed the Top 10 Stories of 2021 so far, you can also check that out here. In today’s Digest, we countdown the Top 10...
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Top Stories: Apple Debuts MagSafe Battery Pack, iOS 15 Beta 3, and More

Apple this week surprised us with the debut of a new $99 MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 lineup, taking the place of the full battery cases Apple has traditionally launched for its iPhones. Other news and rumors this week included the release of the third betas of iOS 15 and Apple's other upcoming operating systems, our best look yet at the iPhone 13 in the form of some dummy units we were able to get our hands on, and a rumored webcam upgrade for the upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro mo...
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Competitive Edge: Bio2oil

Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? Bio2oil was founded with the aim of commercializing the Hydrothermal Liquefaction technology (HTL). It’s a process that converts biomass to liquid fuel in the presence of water. We focus on getting the process efficient and robust and to make the technology cost efficient for deployment near the biomass sourc...
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Bio-beds for the Olympics, Bolt Threads boost, microbes, leather alternatives, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 15th

With the Olympics starting next week, we are hearing about biobased innovations taking place in this much anticipated and COVID-disrupted Olympic Games in Japan, like the 18,000 cardboard bedframes and polyethylene fiber mattresses that can be recycled infinitely. Bolt Threads also got a boost this week with Lululemon partnering up with them or mushroom-based yoga mats and bags. In today’s Digest, leather alternatives made from fruit waste, mushrooms, and cell cultures, a salt and algae based t...
Tags: Japan, France, Top Stories, Olympics, Algae, Microbes, Lululemon, Biobased, Cell Culture, Top 8, Top 8 Innovations, Waste Leather, Alternative Leather, Mycelium Leather

Thoughts by Russ: Building a Future We Want

By Russ Freeman, PE Retired Special to The Digest One must wonder what a future Circular Economy might hold and whether we really want one? Since a tipping point seems to have passed in the swing toward such an economy, we need to rather urgently consider how to proceed. Real change means, rather than fixing what is not working, we should pursue a shared vision of a future in which old problems do not persist and then work toward making that vision a reality. In such a new world, envision: (1)...
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On the Move – Greenlane Renewables, Circa Group, USGC’s Global Ethanol Market Development, Eco Wave Power, BASF and more

In a rare occurrence in the biobased economy, we saw more women on the move than men so far this summer. From Greenlane Renewables new Lead Director, Circa Group’s new CFO, U.S. Grains Council’s new Manager of Global Ethanol Market Development, and others, women took the lead over the past month or so with movements, promotions, appointments in the biobased sector. Check out all the latest moves from your friends and colleagues in the bio sectors. If you have an “On the Move” for us to cover, ...
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Back to the Stone Age, or everything I really needed to know about solving climate change, I learned from Fred Flintstone

As someone once observed, the Stone Age did not end because we ran out of stones, and the Petroleum Age is not going to end because we ran out of petroleum. Rather, needs and technologies will change. In fact, they are already changing, or have changed, because of the unintended consequences — that is to say, your friends “energy dependence” and “climate change”. The way out of our troubles? One option is to become modern Stone Age families. Yes, we’re the Flintstones, or might be. And Bedrock...
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Disney Parks and Cruise Line Plans for the Holidays 2021

Disney Parks Blog just announced tons of holiday news for the happenings, merchandise and more for Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line in 2021. It looks like some old favorites (Candlelight Processional) still aren’t returning, along with some new favorites (Merry Menagerie at Animal Kingdom) not coming back either. There is still a lot to […] The post Disney Parks and Cruise Line Plans for the Holidays 2021 appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
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Racing ahead with biofuels – Bentley, BMW, Porsche, others embrace biofuels

Bentley’s Continental GT3 Pikes Peak racecar proved to be fastest racecar running on renewable fuel at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2021, beating out all other sustainability-focused entrants (like Tesla’s Model S and an Acura NSX). Another car manufacturer, BMW, invested $12.5 million into Prometheus Fuels saying, “Prometheus will make drop-in replacement fuels that are guilt-free. Prometheus will help to fuel the power of choice.” Porsche is working with ExxonMobil to test advanced bio...
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Top Stories: iPhone 13 and 14, iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro Rumors

The mid-year rumor season is in full swing, with this week seeing a host of reports about not only the upcoming iPhone 13 but also next year's "iPhone 14," as well as the 2022 iPad Pro lineup and the upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro. There's also some controversy over a Facebook-commissioned study showing that preinstalled apps from Apple and Google dominate usage on their respective platforms, so read on for details on these stories and more! All iPhone 14 Models May Feature 120Hz ProMotion...
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Tesla Model S Plaid driven by Brooks Weisblat from DragTimes down the 1/4 Mile

Watch Brooks Weisblat from DragTimes run his brand new 1,020 horsepower Plaid Model S down the 1/4 mile. Full timeslip The post Tesla Model S Plaid driven by Brooks Weisblat from DragTimes down the 1/4 Mile appeared first on egmCarTech.
Tags: Featured, Top Stories, Autos, Plaid, Tesla Motors, Brooks Weisblat, Dragtimes

Disney Wish News – Worlds of Marvel, Marceline Market and More

More exciting news from Disney Cruise Line today regarding the Disney Wish. We heard news would be coming about the Worlds of Marvel restaurant but we also got some more info on the other dining spots aboard the Disney Wish. Here’s the official scoop from DCL themselves: Disney Cruise Line is upping the “ant-e” on immersive […] The post Disney Wish News – Worlds of Marvel, Marceline Market and More appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
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Clariant and India Glycols biobased ethylene oxide JV, biobased travel and lamps, faster forest regeneration, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 8th

News came this week that Clariant and India Glycols established a joint venture to produce biobased ethylene oxide derivatives for home and personal care markets. With travel now returning in many places, biobased luggage using BioX material is the latest bio-innovation. And in other signs of hope and light, a new lamp made from orange waste is making strides in Italy. In today’s Digest, biobased sunglasses for your summer fun, textile treatments made from seafood waste, dissolvable towers that...
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Trailer and Posters for Disney’s Encanto

I just watched the trailer for Encanto, and wow, what a feast for the eyes! I hadn’t really heard much about this movie since its first announcement but the visuals are completely amazing! The new Encanto posters and trailer are a must-see! If you haven’t heard about it either, here is the official info from […] The post Trailer and Posters for Disney’s Encanto appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
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On the path to net zero, Canada must grow a circular bioeconomy

By Sandy Ferguson, Principal of SF Consulting, and Rob van Adrichem, Director of External Relations at the City of Prince George Special to The Digest Bathroom sinks made of wood fibre, energy derived from garbage, skyscrapers built of cross-laminated timber, and carbon fibre that is used in Formula 1 cars are all examples of bioproducts that are helping us replace the use of fossil fuels in our everyday lives.  Today – July 7 – we are joining the World Bioeconomy Forum in celebrating World Bi...
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Carbon capture is a no-brainer solution for companies facing net-zero policy goals

By Ian Palmer, PhD, former BP petroleum engineer Special to The Digest Fossil fuel causes 73% of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an escape hatch, or an offset, to be used if there are “leftover” GHG emissions.  If a country is on a pathway to reduce GHG to zero by a certain date, but leftover GHG are still being emitted at that date, an amount equal to the GHG leftover can be buried using CCS. The concept is called “net-zero”. What is carbon capture ...
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Top 10 Top Stories of 2021 so far

2021 so far is better than 2020 in many aspects – like a summer sunflower, things are looking up and opening up again in some parts of the world as vaccines are rolled out, especially in Canada, the UK, Israel, Italy, Germany, and the U.S. as having over 50% of its populations vaccinated as of June 30th. Biobased innovations and technologies are unstoppable, new ideas and ways of improving things are seemingly endless, and biofuels news is more optimistic than 2020. So what has peaked Digestera...
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