Tag: New York

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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Algae World expanding into Bangladesh

Algae World expanding into Bangladesh

January 9, 2019 |

In New York, Algae World Inc., a subsidiary of KYN Capital Group Inc., announced the expansion of Algae World into Bangladesh. This will consist of the construction of an indoor algae growth facility focusing on pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and biodiesel. Sayekhul Islam, Director of Bangladesh Operations, is excited to expand into this region of the world. […]

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NYC fleet expanding use of renewable diesel fuel following success six-month trial

NYC fleet expanding use of renewable diesel fuel following success six-month trial

November 19, 2018 |

In New York state, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) announced that it will expand use of renewable diesel fuel. The fuel reduces CO2 emissions by 65% compared to the petroleum-based version. This move is part of the City’s efforts to phase out its use of regular diesel. The City plans to bid […]

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Anellotech planning scale up of Bio-TCatTM technology

Anellotech planning scale up of Bio-TCatTM technology

October 18, 2018 |

In New York state, Anellotech confirmed significant progress in its Bio-TCatTM technology development program and has begun planning for scale-up design and engineering of a commercial plant with its process development and design partner IFPEN and commercialization, engineering, and licensing partner Axens. Its patented Bio-TCat thermal-catalytic technology produces a mixture of benzene, toluene and xylene […]

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Anellotech process cuts GHGs by 70% for biobased BTX

Anellotech process cuts GHGs by 70% for biobased BTX

October 11, 2018 |

In New York, Anellotech’s Bio-TCatTM process, which produces bio-based aromatics from pine wood, has a CO2 emission reduction potential of 70% or more when compared to petroleum-derived equivalents. Jacobs’ analysis confirms that Bio-TCatTM is ideal for chemical producers and brand owners looking to meet sustainability goals for producing renewable polymers for consumer products or biofuels […]

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