Author Archive: Helena Tavares Kennedy

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Maine Developments – bio news mounts from the Pine Tree state

Maine Developments – bio news mounts from the Pine Tree state

June 17, 2018 |

The stories are mounting and coming in from the North with the latest news from the Maine Technology Institute and Jackson Laboratory. And while super bullet proof wood is being created in another state by removing lignin and increasing wood’s density threefold and its strength elevenfold, the latest news is making us think how amazing […]

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Braskem launches new recycled resin concept

Braskem launches new recycled resin concept

June 17, 2018 |

In Canada, Braskem launched its latest concept in recycled plastic resins at a recent Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver. The recycled resin is said to have a higher quality and a high percentage of recycled materials derived from household post-consumer thermoformed packaging made from polyethylene. Its main characteristics include resistance to stress cracking similar to […]

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Fuel Delivery Services Switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Fuel Delivery Services Switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel

June 17, 2018 |

In Texas, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., a bulk transporter of refined petroleum products based in Stockton, CA, recently switched their Stockton based fleet of trucks to Neste MY Renewable Diesel. FDS provides transportation services seven days a week, 365 days a year to a variety of clients, from small jobbers to major oil companies. FDS […]

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“Future Protein Award” applications open until end of June

“Future Protein Award” applications open until end of June

June 17, 2018 |

In Germany, the products and concepts of alternative proteins participating in the “Future Protein Award” will be presented during the two-day REFAB conference in Cologne. The prize will be awarded by the German nova-Institute to those companies that present their products and concepts of future proteins, from CO2, insects, algae, bacteria and cell-cultured meat, in […]

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Dr. Paul Bryan joins Sandia National Lab

Dr. Paul Bryan joins Sandia National Lab

June 17, 2018 |

In California, Dr. Paul Bryan joined Sandia National Laboratories as the Senior Scientist and Program Manager of SNL’s Biomass/Bioenergy Programs. Paul will lead Sandia’s programs in Biomass/Bioenergy R&D and serve as Laboratory Relations Manager with DOE EERE/BETO. He will also have oversight of JBEI/SNL and serve as the primary liaison with other key external sponsors […]

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EU sunflower production expected lower than last year

EU sunflower production expected lower than last year

June 17, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that although the sunflower area has remained constant in the EU-28, the EU Commission anticipates a sharp drop in sunflowerseed production. Yields, especially in Romania and France, could be disappointing. According to figures just published by the EU Commission, the 2018 EU-28 sunflower area of 4.2 million hectares has remained virtually […]

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Ethanol production up 5.1% from this time last year

Ethanol production up 5.1% from this time last year

June 17, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production averaged 1.053 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 44.23 million gallons daily, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Output gained 12,000 b/d over the week before, running 5.1% above this time last year. However, the four-week average for ethanol production eased to 1.041 […]

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Researchers create artificial leaf that converts carbon dioxide into energy and fuel

Researchers create artificial leaf that converts carbon dioxide into energy and fuel

June 17, 2018 |

In India, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore are taking a queue from companies like LanzaTech and found a new way to create energy using carbon dioxide. By using sunlight, along with Copper Aluminum Sulphate and Zinc Sulphide, they were able to convert carbon dioxide salts into a fuel source. According to Crazy […]

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Bosnian government reaches deal with fuel distributors

Bosnian government reaches deal with fuel distributors

June 17, 2018 |

In Bosnia, fuel distributors in Bosnia’s autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation agreed a deal with the regional government to cut fuel prices after drivers repeatedly blocked roads in protest against rising prices, a government minister told Reuters. The Federation government decided to take action after traffic jams disrupted life in several Bosnian cities after prices were first […]

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World’s First Commercial Waste Gas to Ethanol Plant Now in Operation

World’s First Commercial Waste Gas to Ethanol Plant Now in Operation

June 10, 2018 |

The Digest’s #1 Hottest Company, LanzaTech, is at it again with firsts! It’s making dreams become reality! Instead of sugarplums dancing in our heads, we have visions of a carbon smart future in our lifetime. It’s so exciting that maybe we’ll see them show up on the “7 wonders of the world” list that catalogues […]

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