Tag: pennsylvania

New Holland, Hemp Association form exclusive pact to power new commodity crop

New Holland, Hemp Association form exclusive pact to power new commodity crop

January 8, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, New Holland Agriculture and the National Hemp Association have signed a deal to “accelerate the return of hemp commodity crop onto farmlands across North America”, under the banner “Pushing Progress Together”. As part of this partnership, the National Hemp Association will participate alongside New Holland at 16 national farm shows throughout North America to […]

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Company making pet food from cultured meat closes see round to bring product to market

Company making pet food from cultured meat closes see round to bring product to market

October 29, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, Because Animals Inc., a bioscience startup making pet food without animal meat, announced they have closed their seed round of funding with investment from KEEN Growth Capital, Draper Associates and SOSV. These partners bring years of experience building, launching and supporting world-changing startups and immensely successful CPG brands, and their support will be […]

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University of Pennsylvania researchers lead project studying phytoliths in biofuel feedstocks

University of Pennsylvania researchers lead project studying phytoliths in biofuel feedstocks

October 16, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, an international, multidisciplinary team led by University of Pennsylvania mineralogists used highly sensitive microscopy to study phytoliths, small deposits of minerals containing silicon or calcium present in certain plants. These chemical elements are absorbed from the soil along with other nutrients. The phytoliths lend plants strength and structure and are common in some […]

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EPA says 2018 hardship waiver decisions to be ready in less than a month

EPA says 2018 hardship waiver decisions to be ready in less than a month

July 29, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, Reuters reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said they are currently reviewing the 2018 applications for hardship waivers by small refiners with decisions expected in the next few weeks or a month at the latest. The agency has come under fire by both ethanol proponents for its seemingly lax standards […]

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PES held short position on RINs three months before announcing closure

PES held short position on RINs three months before announcing closure

June 27, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, Reuters reports that during the two months leading up to the Wednesday announcement that Philadelphia Energy Solutions would close, claiming that the decision was due to a fire, two sources said that the country had built up as much as 90 million dollars’ worth of short positions in RINs over the past several […]

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Federal jury convicts PA man for RIN fraud

Federal jury convicts PA man for RIN fraud

May 2, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, a federal jury in Reading convicted David M. Dunham Jr. of the following crimes: conspiracy to commit wire fraud and defraud the United States; wire fraud; filing false tax documents; and obstruction of justice. The conviction stemmed from Dunham hatching and executing a scheme to defraud the Environmental Protection Agency, the Internal Revenue […]

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Keystone Biofuels and co-owners found guilty of RIN fraud

Keystone Biofuels and co-owners found guilty of RIN fraud

April 24, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, following a 14-day jury trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Ben T. Wootton, of Enola, Pennsylvania, and Race A. Miner, of Buena Vista, Colorado, were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to make false statements to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), six counts of making false statements to the EPA, one count of conspiracy […]

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Researchers spin starch fibers using Lego pieces that could precursor lab-grown meat

Researchers spin starch fibers using Lego pieces that could precursor lab-grown meat

March 26, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, a new technique to spin starch fibers using Lego pieces could have future applications for lab-grown “clean” meat, according to a team of food scientists from Penn State and the University of Alabama. To produce fine starch fibers using electrospinning, electricity is applied to a starch solution as it dispenses from a nozzle. […]

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Penn State researcher makes corn gene discovering following 20 years of trials

Penn State researcher makes corn gene discovering following 20 years of trials

January 17, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, in discovering a mutant gene that “turns on” another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may have implications for plant breeding in the future. The culmination of more than 20 years of work, the effort started when, in 1997, […]

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Business plan website sets eyes on rolling out biofuel plans for entrepreneurs

Business plan website sets eyes on rolling out biofuel plans for entrepreneurs

November 7, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, biofuels and other renewable energies appear to be the next target for “entrepreneurs” as BizPlanComplete.com says over the next 12 months it intends on developing and releasing more than 1,000 additional business plans. A heavy focus of this upcoming new business plans will be environmental and alternative energy in nature. This includes business […]

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