Tag: Massachusetts

Worcester Polytechnic Institute score $2 million to improve MSW-based biofuel

Worcester Polytechnic Institute score $2 million to improve MSW-based biofuel

January 22, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, chemical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are broadening attempts to convert waste into environmentally friendly biofuels, lowering reliance on fossil fuels, cutting the amount of municipal waste going into landfills, and reducing water pollution and unhealthy emissions from petroleum products and landfills. Now, with a $1,995,199 three-year grant from the Department of Energy […]

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Broco Oil awarded $500,000 state rail grant to bring biodiesel into Massachusetts

Broco Oil awarded $500,000 state rail grant to bring biodiesel into Massachusetts

December 24, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, the Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced the awarding of nine grants totaling more than $2.7 million from the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) to enhance rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. Among the winners was Broco Oil who recently announced a deal to supply the City of Boston […]

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REG partner to provide Boston public buildings with B20 Bioheat®

REG partner to provide Boston public buildings with B20 Bioheat®

December 18, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, family owned, veteran operated fuel company Broco Oil has been contracted to provide heating oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations and other municipal facilities. Broco Oil’s ’s heating oil is a B20 Bioheat® fuel blend containing 20 percent biodiesel, a renewable liquid fuel that significantly reduces greenhouse gas […]

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World Energy shutters biodiesel plants in three states following hardship waiver decision

World Energy shutters biodiesel plants in three states following hardship waiver decision

August 19, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, World Energy, one of the largest and longest-serving low-carbon fuel suppliers in North America, announced that due to the August 9, 2019 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant 31 small refinery waivers from the nation’s renewable fuel standard to oil companies, the company will immediately cease production and furlough employees […]

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NewEnergyBlue acquires exclusive rights for Inbicon 2G ethanol technology in the Americas

NewEnergyBlue acquires exclusive rights for Inbicon 2G ethanol technology in the Americas

August 12, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, NewEnergyBlue acquired exclusive rights to Inbicon bio-conversion technology throughout the Americas and will first employ it to turn North Dakota wheat straw into a high-value, carbon-neutral automotive fuel. The technology license was purchased from Ørsted, a Danish green-energy company. Ørsted developed the technology over 15 years at a cost exceeding $200 million, proving […]

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KnipBio reaches major development milestone in fermentation research

KnipBio reaches major development milestone in fermentation research

June 24, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, KnipBio, Inc. announced a major development in its fermentation research that enables the company to produce its single cell protein aquafeed ingredient, KnipBio Meal (KBM), from condensed distillers’ solubles (CDS). This promises a dramatic reduction in cost and further demonstrates the versatility of KnipBio’s biotech platform and fermentation technology. KnipBio began the development […]

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Research teams develops HTL method to produce biofuel from wet waste

Research teams develops HTL method to produce biofuel from wet waste

May 29, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, a team of researchers from UMass Lowell, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and China Agricultural University in Beijing has developed a new, sustainable way of converting wet biological waste into diesel-compatible fuel, using heat and water. The process, called hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL), converts wet, solid biowaste – such as animal manure from […]

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WPI researchers develop novel process to produce isobutanol cheaper

WPI researchers develop novel process to produce isobutanol cheaper

April 18, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, taking a step closer to a “green” replacement for fossil fuels, a research team that includes a chemical engineer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a novel process using an unusual solvent and an exotic microorganism that may make it possible to manufacture isobutanol and other biofuels more economically. In a paper […]

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MIT researchers develop flex-fuel hybrid trucks

MIT researchers develop flex-fuel hybrid trucks

April 10, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, heavy-duty trucks, such as the 18-wheelers that transport many of the world’s goods from farm or factory to market, are virtually all powered by diesel engines. They account for a significant portion of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, but little has been done so far to curb their climate-change-inducing exhaust. Now, researchers at MIT […]

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Massachusetts awards nearly $2.9 million in grants for renewable heating fuels

Massachusetts awards nearly $2.9 million in grants for renewable heating fuels

February 26, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, the Commonwealth has awarded five grants totaling $2,889,285 to Massachusetts businesses to fund infrastructure projects to increase the availability of low-carbon, renewable heating fuels. The grants, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), are part of the Renewable Thermal Infrastructure Grant Program, an initiative focused on expanding the availability of renewable […]

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