Tag: North Carolina

Federal grand jury charges band of 21 in UCO theft, money laundering and immigration fraud

Federal grand jury charges band of 21 in UCO theft, money laundering and immigration fraud

June 24, 2019 |

In North Carolina, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned a Superseding Indictment charging 21 individuals from North Carolina, New York, Turkey, Mexico and El Salvador on charges of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen used cooking oil, money laundering, […]

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Duke University researchers develop robotic system that sniffs ethanol leaks

Duke University researchers develop robotic system that sniffs ethanol leaks

April 22, 2019 |

In North Carolina, engineers at Duke University are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables a robot to incorporate complex calculations of airflows in confined spaces made on the fly, rather than simply guide the robot to ‘follow its nose’. Their approach combines physics-based […]

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Judge approves Syngenta $1.51 billion settlement over GMO corn rejected by China

Judge approves Syngenta $1.51 billion settlement over GMO corn rejected by China

December 11, 2018 |

In North Carolina, Farm Journal reports that a federal judge has approved the landmark $1.51 billion settlement by Syngenta to those impacted back in 2013 by China shutting off imports of GMO corn varieties and DDGS produced from those GMO corn varieties that included a gene not approved in the country. The company’s attorneys said […]

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North Carolina community tells Waylek Energy “no thanks”

North Carolina community tells Waylek Energy “no thanks”

April 25, 2018 |

In North Carolina, the Stanley City Council voted against Waylek Energy’s proposed $45 billion biofuel plant in line with the wishes of more than 70 local residents who protested the project during the council meeting. Noise and air pollution as well as safety issues were the main concerns raised by community members who worried the […]

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North Carolina State University researchers develop model that mimics wood formation

North Carolina State University researchers develop model that mimics wood formation

April 23, 2018 |

In North Carolina, new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21 pathway genes involved in producing lignin, a primary component of wood. The model, built on more than three decades of research led by Vincent Chiang of the Forest Biotechnology […]

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Walyak Energy’s $45 million biodiesel plant up for city council vote next week

Walyak Energy’s $45 million biodiesel plant up for city council vote next week

April 19, 2018 |

In North Carolina, Stanley City Council will decide next week if Walyak Energy’s proposed $45 million multi-feedstock biodiesel facility to grant permission or not for the siting of the facility. The council is excited about the job creation opportunities but the site chosen borders a residential area that has neighbors concerned about noise, safety and […]

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Syngenta licenses NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM cloud-based big data analytics platform

Syngenta licenses NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM cloud-based big data analytics platform

January 16, 2018 |

In North Carolina, Syngenta has licensed NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM, a cloud-based big data analytics platform, to evaluate, predict, compare and select the best genetic makeup for crop molecular breeding and genomic selection. The agreement is on a non-exclusive, multi-year basis. The GenoMAGIC system will be implemented in Syngenta’s advanced R&D pipeline and will influence key decision […]

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N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative awards $1 million to research grants

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative awards $1 million to research grants

January 11, 2018 |

In North Carolina, N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 11 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production in the state. Below is a list of grant amounts, recipients and projects: $91,944 to the N.C. State University Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources for a “Loblolly Pine Biomass Genetics/Cropping Study, […]

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Ribbon cutting to be held September 24 for Selma ethanol hub

Ribbon cutting to be held September 24 for Selma ethanol hub

September 12, 2017 |

In North Carolina, the ribbon cutting for the Selma ethanol transportation project developed by Archer Daniel Midland and Kinder Morgan’s joint venture with a local feed company will be held September 26. The train-to-pipeline project combines a rail facility that will allow a 96-car train to unload ethanol in a 24-hour period while a 2.6km […]

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NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

July 12, 2017 |

In North Carolina, the Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility is farming 1,000 acres to use up the biosolids produced from its wastewater treatment facility including sunflowers that are grown for biodiesel feedstock. The oil seeds will be processed on site using a mobile biodiesel facility brought in by an 18-wheeler. The project’s first sunflower-for-biodiesel harvest will take […]

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