Tag: Alabama

Airbus begins delivery of all US-built aircraft with US-sourced SAF

Airbus begins delivery of all US-built aircraft with US-sourced SAF

January 11, 2022 |

In Alabama, Airbus has begun delivery of all aircraft from its U.S. manufacturing facility here with a blend of U.S.-sourced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and conventional jet fuel. The initiative is a further step in Airbus’ ongoing commitment to carbon-neutral growth in the aviation sector, with a long-term goal of developing a zero carbon-producing commercial […]

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Universities team up to create biobased materials suitable for 3D-printed buildings

Universities team up to create biobased materials suitable for 3D-printed buildings

January 10, 2022 |

In Alabama, researchers at Auburn University and University of Idaho have partnered to develop materials from agricultural waste that can be used to 3D-printed homes.  The Auburn group will focus on converting biomass into chemicals and nanomaterials suitable for 3D printing, and the team at University of Idaho will conduct the test printing.  Brian Via, […]

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Auburn University awarded $1.6M in grants for biofuels, biomaterials and bioeconomy research

Auburn University awarded $1.6M in grants for biofuels, biomaterials and bioeconomy research

December 1, 2021 |

In Alabama, Auburn University has been awarded $1.6 million in research grants from the state of Alabama through the Alabama Research Development and Enhancement Fund. The grants, administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, are earmarked for research and development of four different sustainability projects housed in the Samuel Ginn College of […]

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Auburn University research on biomaterials highlighted by Nature Communications

Auburn University research on biomaterials highlighted by Nature Communications

September 7, 2021 |

In Alabama, supported by a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy award issued in 2018, as well as funding from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, insights from the project were recently highlighted by the journal Nature Communications — for obvious reasons.  Despite tremendous investment over the past decades, developing viable efficient bioprocesses that […]

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TriAltus Bioscience secures US patent for protein delivery system

TriAltus Bioscience secures US patent for protein delivery system

August 25, 2021 |

In Alabama, TriAltus Bioscience announced that the U.S Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No 10,759,830 for its CLīM affinity tag system, which delivers proteins with ultra-high purity and yield in a single step.  The patent, entitled “Bacterial colicin-immunity protein purification system,” covers mutations made to colicin E7, a naturally occurring e.coli protein, […]

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Auburn University researchers score nearly $500,000 DOE grant for greener hydrogen

Auburn University researchers score nearly $500,000 DOE grant for greener hydrogen

August 9, 2021 |

In Alabama, researchers at Auburn University were recently granted nearly $500,000 from the Department of Energy-Fossil Energy to produce hydrogen energy that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste plastics problems. To produce this hydrogen energy, researchers will blend a coal, plastic and biomass mixture to be gasified and turned into hydrogen energy. The coal […]

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Biobased acrylonitrile company founded in Alabama

Biobased acrylonitrile company founded in Alabama

April 26, 2021 |

In Alabama, a venture capital firm and a nonprofit research organization have founded a biobased chemicals company. Dubbed Trillium Renewable Chemicals, the company will leverage funding from Belgium’s Capricorn Partners and acrylonitrile production process technology licensed from Southern Research.  Acrylonitrile and its derivatives are found in many consumer and industrial goods like clothing, toys, car […]

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Evonik completes sodium methylate expansion in Alabama

Evonik completes sodium methylate expansion in Alabama

March 29, 2021 |

In Alabama, Evonik Corporation has completed a significant capacity expansion of its sodium methylate production facility located in Mobile, Ala. With the expansion, the production unit will now be capable of producing up to 90,000 metric tons per year. The growing usage of biodiesel and the decarbonization path defined by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) […]

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Evonik acquires biomaterials portfolio from Alabama firm

Evonik acquires biomaterials portfolio from Alabama firm

December 7, 2020 |

In Alabama, German specialty chemicals company Evonik has acquired a line of biomaterials from Birmingham’s DURECT Corporation for $15 million.  The LACTEL Absorbable Polymers portfolio is comprised of biodegradable, PLGA-based polymers used in drug delivery, tissue engineering, and 3D printing of implantable medical devices. The business will be integrated into Evonik’s Health Care business.  “The […]

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Auburn University professor lands Fulbright scholarship to study biofuels in Brazil

Auburn University professor lands Fulbright scholarship to study biofuels in Brazil

November 18, 2019 |

In Alabama, Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Distinguished Research Professor of Industrial and Environmental Microbiology Ben Okeke has earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to study sustainable strategies for the production of renewable biodiesel fuels. His research study offers benefits for biofuel, agricultural and other industries. The Fulbright grant provides support for Okeke to conduct […]

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