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Goodyear launches 70% sustainable-material demonstration tire

Goodyear launches 70% sustainable-material demonstration tire

January 18, 2022 |

In Ohio, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced the release of a demonstration tire with 70% sustainable-material content, including industry-leading innovations. The 70% sustainable-material tire includes 13 featured ingredients across nine different tire components, including those described below. Company performance indicators have shown the component properties to deliver strong overall tire performance. Carbon black is […]

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AMSilk teams with Mercedes Benz on development of vegan, sustainable materials

AMSilk teams with Mercedes Benz on development of vegan, sustainable materials

January 18, 2022 |

In Germany, AMSilk GmbH has entered a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, for the development of novel, sustainable car door pulls, as part of the car manufacturer’s latest technology program, the VISION EQXX. The new concept car, VISION EQXX, features innovative interior materials, revealing a way forward for luxury design that conserves resources and is in balance […]

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OSU researcher harvests carbon dioxide for valuable chemicals using novel compound

OSU researcher harvests carbon dioxide for valuable chemicals using novel compound

January 18, 2022 |

In Oregon, carbon dioxide can be harvested from smokestacks and used to create commercially valuable chemicals thanks to a novel compound developed by a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University researcher. Published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, the study shows that the new metal organic framework, loaded with a common industrial […]

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Brazilian biodiesel market concerned about ANP’s price weighting methodology

Brazilian biodiesel market concerned about ANP’s price weighting methodology

January 18, 2022 |

In Brazil, Platts reports the biodiesel market is concerned about the new rules brought out by the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuel, or ANP, regarding traded contracts rather than the previous biodiesel auctions that were quickly phased out at the end of 2021. ANP published prices on January 14 for the trades made […]

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Indonesia plans B40 biodiesel road tests next month

Indonesia plans B40 biodiesel road tests next month

January 17, 2022 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the government will launch B40 road tests in February as it works to eventually roll out the higher blend. Currently 30% biodiesel in blended with fossil diesel but the country wants to push for 40%, 50% and eventually 100% biodiesel to support the local palm oil industry while reducing foreign exchange […]

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Federated Co-operative Limited creates JV for canola crush facility

Federated Co-operative Limited creates JV for canola crush facility

January 17, 2022 |

In Canada, Federated Co-operative Limited (FCL) has signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture (JV) partnership with AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (AGT Foods). The newly formed JV will look to construct a C$360 million canola crush facility. The partnership with AGT is a 51%-49% split, with FCL holding the majority ownership […]

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Cargill acquires majority of Croda’s “greener” technologies for $1.03B

Cargill acquires majority of Croda’s “greener” technologies for $1.03B

January 17, 2022 |

In the UK, Cargill has reached an agreement with Croda to acquire the majority of its performance technologies and industrial chemicals business for $1.03 billion on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The investment would dramatically expand Cargill’s bioindustrial footprint to better serve industrial manufacturers searching for “greener” ingredient solutions. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is […]

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Uber Boat to run biofuel hybrid vessels on the Thames

Uber Boat to run biofuel hybrid vessels on the Thames

January 17, 2022 |

In the UK, the Evening Standard newspaper reports Uber Boat, run by Thames Clipper, will add two new hybrid vessels to its London service. Within the central zone, the boats will run on batteries while outside the zone they will run on biofuel that will also charge the batteries. The first of the two vessels, […]

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Swaraj Green Power and Fuel to build India’s largest ethanol plant

Swaraj Green Power and Fuel to build India’s largest ethanol plant

January 17, 2022 |

In India, the Hindu Business Line newspaper reports Swaraj Green Power and Fuel Limited will develop the country’s largest ethanol plant in Phaltan (Maharashtra) using sugarcane juice and Praj’s new biosyrup as feedstock. The plant will produce 500,000 liters of ethanol in the first phase, reaching 1.1 million liters per day in the second phase. […]

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thyssenkrupp to design and build Shell’s 200MW Rotterdam electrolysis plant

thyssenkrupp to design and build Shell’s 200MW Rotterdam electrolysis plant

January 17, 2022 |

In Germany, thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers has signed a supply contract with Shell for the large-scale project ‘Hydrogen Holland I’ in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Under the contract, thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers will engineer, procure and fabricate a 200 MW electrolysis plant based on their large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module. First […]

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