Tag: New York

Syracuse researcher develops energy-efficient method to grow and harvest microalgae

Syracuse researcher develops energy-efficient method to grow and harvest microalgae

February 2, 2017 |

In New York state, scientists have long known of the potential of microalgae to aid in the production of biofuels and other valuable chemicals. However, the difficulty and significant cost of growing microalgae have in some ways stalled further development of this promising technology. Bendy Estime, a biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse […]

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BNSF offering discounts to get ethanol shippers to switch to safer rail cars

BNSF offering discounts to get ethanol shippers to switch to safer rail cars

January 26, 2017 |

In New York, BNSF is trying to transition its ethanol tanker fleet to safer models faster than federal regulations are requiring, so is making a push with shippers by offering $300 per car discounts for transport in April if they use the newer, safer DOT 117 rail cars. Though railroads have until 2025 to transition […]

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Cornell researcher finds how bacteria turns waste into biofuels

Cornell researcher finds how bacteria turns waste into biofuels

January 18, 2017 |

In New York state, to unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum to decipher its metabolism. Understanding the bacterium’s sugar-processing complexities may lead to improved biofuel yields. She used an emerging biochemical approach, called metabolomics, to track different sugar carbon atoms inside the bacterial cells and […]

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SUNY Morrisville working to get hemp commercial

SUNY Morrisville working to get hemp commercial

January 17, 2017 |

In New York state, SUNY Morrisville is doing its part in supporting New York’s dynamic and evolving economy, pioneering the reintroduction of hemp to New York State. Under a research license from MSC, JD Farms in Eaton, Madison County, is experimenting with growing hemp as a commercial crop. JD Farms is New York’s first industrial […]

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New York state’s Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit extended through 2020

New York state’s Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit extended through 2020

January 2, 2017 |

In New York state, the Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit that provides 1 cent per gallon credit for biodiesel use in heating oil, up to 20 cents for 20%, was extended through 2020. The New York State Clean Heat Fuel Tax Credit is only applicable to blends from B6 through B20. Blends of B5 and […]

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Cornell researchers say marine microalgae key to future food and fuel

Cornell researchers say marine microalgae key to future food and fuel

December 27, 2016 |

In New York state, researchers at Cornell University say large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae, or ICMM, could help produce fuel for aviation and shipping along with animal feed. Previous Cornell research shows that chickens eating algae-based feed produce eggs with three times the amount of omega-3s. Researchers say to produce the amount of liquid […]

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Cornell and JGI team on how bacteria interact with fungi for biodiesel production

Cornell and JGI team on how bacteria interact with fungi for biodiesel production

December 20, 2016 |

In New York state, to answer the challenge of producing renewable, sustainable alternative fuels, researchers aren’t just looking at developing candidate bioenergy crops but are also reviewing other natural sources of energy-dense oils such as fungi. To learn more about how bacteria interact with fungi in a symbiotic relationship to support the biochemistries that could […]

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New York City mayor signs heating oil biodiesel blending bill into law

New York City mayor signs heating oil biodiesel blending bill into law

October 20, 2016 |

In New York state, the mayor of New York City has signed into law the bill that requires increasingly higher blends of biodiesel in heating oil over the next 18 years. Despite some environmental groups opposing the plan, the bill passed 47-3 in a city council vote. The blend would go to B5 next October, […]

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East Coast ethanol stocks drawn down due to exports and hurricane re-supplies

East Coast ethanol stocks drawn down due to exports and hurricane re-supplies

October 17, 2016 |

In New York state, ongoing export demand for ethanol from New York harbor has helped to draw down the East Coast region’s stocks by 762,000 barrels during the week ending October 7. Some of the ethanol stocks headed down to Florida following delays created by Hurricane Matthew. The narrower Argo spread with New York harbor […]

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New York City approves biodiesel blending bill for bio-heat

New York City approves biodiesel blending bill for bio-heat

September 28, 2016 |

In New York state, the city of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing legislation Sept. 28 that incrementally displaces 20 percent of the heating oil sold within the city with cleaner-burning, sustainable biodiesel. The bill, which was passed Sept. 28 by a 47-3 vote and is expected […]

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