Tag: Delaware

University of Delaware using zeolites to create new pathways for greener chemicals

University of Delaware using zeolites to create new pathways for greener chemicals

August 16, 2021 |

In Delaware, a doctoral student in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, has been running experiments with zeolites in UD’s Colburn Lab. He wants to see if a special kind of this porous material can unlock new pathways to cleaner, greener chemical reactions. A typical zeolite is made up primarily of aluminum, […]

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DuPont partners with Indian textile major to expand market for Sorona renewable fibers

DuPont partners with Indian textile major to expand market for Sorona renewable fibers

June 28, 2021 |

In Delaware, DuPont Biomaterials has announced a collaboration in which JayaShree Textiles will launch a sustainable fabric collection incorporating DuPont’s renewable Sorona fibers.  JayaShree, which is part of the Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, will blend Sorona with linens to create garments with “exceptional stretch and recovery, luxurious drape, and a smooth, soft hand feel.” […]

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University of Delaware researchers look to microbes to convert CO into chemicals

University of Delaware researchers look to microbes to convert CO into chemicals

June 22, 2021 |

In Delaware, in the quest to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere and curb climate change, University of Delaware researchers are turning to an interesting ally: bacteria that consume biomass sugars and CO2. With a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), researchers developing a system to produce […]

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Biobased coffee pod maker granted BioPreferred label

Biobased coffee pod maker granted BioPreferred label

March 29, 2021 |

In Delaware, a producer of biobased coffee pods has earned certification from the United States Department of Agriculture.  Smile Beverage Werks says the Certified Biobased Product label will be available for its coffee pods compatible with the ubiquitous Keurig K-Cup brewers.  The Certified Biobased Product label is a third-party verification program through the USDA BioPreferred […]

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DuPont co-launches two new high-yield yeasts for ethanol production

DuPont co-launches two new high-yield yeasts for ethanol production

January 26, 2021 |

In Delaware, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences announced the launch of the SYNERXIA Gemstone Collection, the next advancement in high-performance yeasts. The new collection from the XCELIS® platform includes SYNERXIA® SAPPHIRE and SYNERXIA® RUBY – two innovative, high-yield yeasts designed for the unique needs of ethanol producers.  This marks the first time that DuPont has co-launched […]

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Biden campaign slams Trump for not supporting farmers and biofuels

Biden campaign slams Trump for not supporting farmers and biofuels

August 26, 2020 |

In Delaware, the Biden Presidential Campaign issued a statement blasting the Trump Administration for not supporting farmers and the biofuel industry, saying that like an Obama-Biden Administration, a Biden-Harris Administration would have the industry’s back. “Instead of standing with those who till our land and sow our fields, we have a president who has sold […]

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DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences launches newest alpha amylase enzyme

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences launches newest alpha amylase enzyme

June 11, 2020 |

In Delaware, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences announced the launch of SPEZYME HN, the latest in the SPEZYME line of alpha amylase enzymes and a new inclusion in business’s suite of XCELIS Ethanol Solutions. The SPEZYME line is known for offering numerous advantages for ethanol producers, including robust liquefaction and significant viscosity reduction across a variety […]

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White Dog Labs to buy Central Minnesota Renewables for conversion to produce ProTyton

White Dog Labs to buy Central Minnesota Renewables for conversion to produce ProTyton

February 6, 2020 |

In Delaware, White Dog Labs announced that the district court for Morrison county, MN, has approved its bid to acquire the Central Minnesota Renewables (CMR) plant in Little Falls, MN. The plant, originally a 20mgy ethanol plant, was upgraded in 2016 to produce butanol and has several of the unique production capabilities required to produce […]

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Delaware Innovation Space expands First Fund Investment Program

Delaware Innovation Space expands First Fund Investment Program

January 6, 2020 |

In Delaware, the Delaware Innovation Space’s  First Fund program, providing early stage science startups with critical seed and pre-seed funding and access to business building expertise, community of experts, core programs, scientific equipment, and extensive multi-use laboratories, can now each secure an investment of up to $150,000 from the First Fund Program to fund their […]

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University of Delaware leads research on use of carbon capture for high-value chemicals

University of Delaware leads research on use of carbon capture for high-value chemicals

August 26, 2019 |

In Delaware, led by the University of Delaware, researchers have made a new discovery that could further advance carbon capture and utilization and extend its promise to new industries. In the journal Nature Chemistry, Jiao and collaborators from the California Institute of Technology, Nanjing University (China), and Soochow University (China) describe how they formed carbon-nitrogen […]

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