Tag: New York

Researchers find they can manufacture proteins in the field using chloroplasts

Researchers find they can manufacture proteins in the field using chloroplasts

July 9, 2019 |

In New York state, a team from Cornell University and the University of Illinois announced that crops can cheaply manufacture proteins inside their cellular power plants called chloroplasts—allowing the crops to be grown widely in fields rather than restrictive greenhouses—with no cost to yield. In this study, the team engineered tobacco to produce cellulase proteins […]

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Anellotech’s MinFree technology reduces mineral content of biomass at scale

Anellotech’s MinFree technology reduces mineral content of biomass at scale

July 8, 2019 |

In New York state, Anellotech’s MinFree technology, a patent pending biomass pretreatment process has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton/day scale.  Month-long trials converting this MinFree™-treated, low-mineral pine into aromatics (BTX) at Anellotech’s Bio-TCat process TCat-8® pilot plant showed extended, economic catalyst life. MinFree is expected […]

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Brookhaven Lab researchers develop catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol

Brookhaven Lab researchers develop catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol

June 10, 2019 |

In New York state, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Arkansas have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable resources. The catalyst, described in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, steers the […]

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Neste teams with Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on sustainable fuel initiative

Neste teams with Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on sustainable fuel initiative

June 6, 2019 |

In New York state, Neste and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on its joint sustainable fuel initiative. The partners will be working together to facilitate the use of sustainable transportation fuels at Port Authority facilities and in its fleet vehicles and equipment, including […]

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Cornell researchers develop engineered electroactive microbes to better produce biofuels

Cornell researchers develop engineered electroactive microbes to better produce biofuels

May 22, 2019 |

In New York state, researchers from Cornell University say engineered electroactive microbes borrowing an electron from solar or wind electricity and using the energy to break apart carbon dioxide molecules from the air can then take the carbon atoms to make biofuels, such as isobutanol or propanol. These synthetic or non-biological electrically engineered elements could […]

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Brookhaven researchers discover ways plants control oil levels in cells

Brookhaven researchers discover ways plants control oil levels in cells

April 30, 2019 |

In New York state, biochemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered two ways that autophagy, or self-eating, controls the levels of oils in plant cells. The study, published in The Plant Cell on April 29, 2019, describes how this cannibalistic-sounding process actually helps plants survive. It also provides mechanistic details […]

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United Riverhead Terminal throws in the towel over biodiesel storage expansion

United Riverhead Terminal throws in the towel over biodiesel storage expansion

April 15, 2019 |

In New York state, local press reports that a surprise move by United Riverhead Terminal to withdraw its application for a special use permit allowing it to expand biodiesel storage has caught local authorities off guard because they expected the proposal to be voted upon and passed this week. The company has been trying to […]

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Country feeling pain of impacts of Midwest floods on ethanol industry

Country feeling pain of impacts of Midwest floods on ethanol industry

April 8, 2019 |

In New York, Reuters reports that the aftermath of the Midwest floods on the ethanol industry continue without abatement, sinking prices in the main producing areas where product can’t get out due to damaged infrastructure while fuel prices on the coasts are soaring in part due to a lack of ethanol supply. Gasoline prices in […]

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Anellotech teams up to process renewably-sourced aromatics

Anellotech teams up to process renewably-sourced aromatics

February 26, 2019 |

In New York state, Anellotech and its joint development partners IFPEN and Axens have processed renewably-sourced aromatics made at Anellotech’s TCat-8® pilot plant to successfully recover high-purity bio-based paraxylene – a key component for making 100% bio-based PET bottles a reality. This is a key development milestone for Anellotech and global consumer beverage company Suntory, as […]

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New York Harbor margins fall after easing of rail embargo

New York Harbor margins fall after easing of rail embargo

January 21, 2019 |

In New York, Platts reports that after CSX railroad eased its embargo on rail traffic into the New York area, premiums for New York Harbor ethanol over Chicago Argo have begun to fall. The premium was quoted at 15.25 cents/gal last Friday compared to 19 cents the end of December. When the embargo was eased […]

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