Tag: Delaware

University of Delaware lead research on adding value to lignin

University of Delaware lead research on adding value to lignin

February 21, 2022 |

In Delaware, a team of University of Delaware researchers and collaborators from CanmetENERGY are looking for economically viable ways to upcycle biomass into new products. Take lignin, for example. Lignin is a component of plants and trees that provides strength and stiffness to help the flora stand up to what Mother Nature throws its way. […]

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University of Delaware engineers captures 99% of CO emission using hydrogen-power system

University of Delaware engineers captures 99% of CO emission using hydrogen-power system

February 15, 2022 |

In Delaware, University of Delaware engineers have demonstrated a way to effectively capture 99% of carbon dioxide from air using a novel electrochemical system powered by hydrogen. It is a significant advance for carbon dioxide capture and could bring more environmentally friendly fuel cells closer to market. The research team reported their method in Nature […]

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University of Delaware engineers tackle challenges for electrolyzer technologies

University of Delaware engineers tackle challenges for electrolyzer technologies

January 19, 2022 |

In Delaware, University of Delaware engineers and colleagues at Louisiana State University (LSU) are collaborating to tackle the one hurdle that keeps promising CO2 electrolyzer technologies in academic laboratories rather than being scaled for industrial use — where they could make a dent in our carbon dioxide emission problem — is that the critical materials […]

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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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