Tag: Amazon

Big Names Go Biobased – Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Amazon, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 10th

Big Names Go Biobased – Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Amazon, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 10th

March 9, 2022 |

Lately, we all seem to need a drink and world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch’s Brazilian arm is making it more green by tapping into Israel’s UBQ for integrating waste-based plastics into its packaging mix. Coors Light is ditching the plastic ring packaging that hold six packs together. And vineyard waste, specifically grape marc, is being converted […]

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Next-day sustainability: Amazon launches product line with biobased focus

Next-day sustainability: Amazon launches product line with biobased focus

March 7, 2022 |

In Seattle, amazon has launched a new line of “everyday essentials” with an emphasis on renewable raw materials. Dubbed Amazon Aware, the line includes apparel, home, and beauty products, all “thoughtfully designed” and made from materials such as recycled polyester, organic cotton, and biobased ingredients. “People want to shop more consciously, and at Amazon we […]

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Amazon orders more than 1,000 renewable biomethane powered vehicles

Amazon orders more than 1,000 renewable biomethane powered vehicles

November 20, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, Amazon orders more than 1,000 CNG-powered vehicles that will be running on CNG Fuels 100% renewable biomethane as it builds a more sustainable fleet for Amazon Freight Partners, and will be using CNG Fuels’s Bio-CNG refueling stations. Amazon has already taken over more than 200 IVECO S-WAY CNG trucks to be […]

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Clean Energy Fuels to provide low and negative carbon RNG to Amazon

Clean Energy Fuels to provide low and negative carbon RNG to Amazon

April 20, 2021 |

In California, Clean Energy Fuels Corp has signed an agreement with Amazon to provide low and negative carbon renewable natural gas (RNG). The fuel will be provided at 27 existing Clean Energy fueling stations and another 19 non-exclusive new or upgraded Clean Energy-owned stations that Clean Energy expects to be constructed by the end of […]

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Primed for biobased: RB launches amazon-exclusive renewable laundry products

Primed for biobased: RB launches amazon-exclusive renewable laundry products

August 31, 2020 |

In New Jersey, consumer products giant RB has launched a plant-based laundry care brand exclusively for amazon. Dubbed Botanical Origin, the brand will include a laundry detergent that is 67% biobased and a fabric softener that is 71% biobased. Both products have their biobased content certified by the United States Department of Agriculture. “We saw […]

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Brazilian researchers isolate enzyme for bagasse saccharification in the Amazon

Brazilian researchers isolate enzyme for bagasse saccharification in the Amazon

May 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, missing piece of the puzzle to achieving second-generation ethanol from sugarcane bagasse is saccharification – saccharification meaning the process by which complex sugars called polysaccharides are depolymerized and broken down into simple soluble sugars. This would be achieved through composing the proper enzyme cocktail and consequently assembling an industrial-scale microbial platform for the […]

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National Biodiesel Foundation teams with Amazon for donations via school supply purchases

National Biodiesel Foundation teams with Amazon for donations via school supply purchases

August 11, 2016 |

Across the US, it’s nearly back to school time and that means two things: shopping for school supplies for kids and organizations linking up with suppliers to secure donations via those oh so vital purchases. The National Biodiesel Foundation, the foundation arm of the National Biodiesel Board, has linked with Amazon so that 0.5% of […]

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Brazil to Vote on Reopening Amazon to Sugarcane Producers

Brazil to Vote on Reopening Amazon to Sugarcane Producers

June 4, 2013 |

In Brazil, the national congress will vote in the coming weeks on a bill to reopen large areas of the Amazon to sugar cane producers, which was banned in 2009. Senators from the region who support the bill claim it will help curb illegal deforestation and create jobs. If the bill passes, environmentalists fear increased […]

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Babassu palm gets blame for Amazonian deforestation

Babassu palm gets blame for Amazonian deforestation

August 25, 2011 |

In Brazil, it’s no longer sugarcane that is being blamed for deforestation in the Amazon but instead the commercialization of a traditional tree called the babassu palm. There are more than 400,000 women and their families who have traditionally processed the palm for oil, soaps, flour and animal feed but now Tecbio based in Fortaleza […]

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Forest loss linked to biofuels: study

Forest loss linked to biofuels: study

July 21, 2011 |

In Brazil, researchers from Kansas State University, University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University have statistically linked the loss of forest area as the indirect effect of changing pastureland into space for soybean and biofuel crops in counties bordering the Amazon. By reducing soybean production by 10 percent in these pasture areas could […]

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