Tag: Florida

US Navy considers weaponizing hagfish slime

US Navy considers weaponizing hagfish slime

June 6, 2022 |

In Florida, researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama are evaluating the use of hagfish slime—a unique goo that can swell to 10,000 times its original size—to clog the propellors of enemy ships.  The creepy creature squirts the slime into the gills of would-be predators.  Just 90 mg of slime can become a […]

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Lionfish leather eyed as solution to invasive species

Lionfish leather eyed as solution to invasive species

May 30, 2022 |

In Florida, a materials startup is killing two birds with one stone by turning invasive fish species lionfish into a sustainable alternative to cow leather.  Dubbed INVERSA, founders Aarav Chavda and Roland Salantino and CMO Deepika Nagarajan say the luxury-quality leather alternative actually restores ocean biodiversity because lionfish are a harmful species with no natural predators in […]

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Blue Biofuels to list on OTCQB

Blue Biofuels to list on OTCQB

May 17, 2022 |

In Florida, Blue Biofuels, Inc. announced that OTC Markets has approved the company for listing on its OTCQB exchange as of May 13, 2022. The company said it is successfully improving production volumes of soluble sugars with its 4th generation system as the subsequent system ordered from K.R. Komarek, Inc. is being built. The Company […]

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Testing begins on Blue Biofuels’ 5th generation CTS machine

Testing begins on Blue Biofuels’ 5th generation CTS machine

May 5, 2022 |

In Florida, Blue Biofuels, Inc. announced that its 5th generation of the Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) machine is on schedule and that testing and further engineering towards larger volumes have started. Additionally, Blue Biofuels has laid out the roadmap forward and contracted K.R. Komarek, Inc. to build the successors of the 5th generation CTS machine through to […]

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Made from Stone: New packaging alternative (literally) rocks

Made from Stone: New packaging alternative (literally) rocks

May 2, 2022 |

In Florida, startup Okeanos is launching a packaging alternative from calcium carbonate, a naturally occurring material found in rocks, eggshells, and gastropods.  Calcium carbonate has long been used as a filler in packaging, but its use has been limited to small percentages due to processing and density issues, both of which Okeanos claims to have […]

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Cannabis car retired, was “ahead of [its] time”

Cannabis car retired, was “ahead of [its] time”

March 14, 2022 |

In Florida, the designer of a hemp-based car once featured on TV show Jay Leno’s Garage has wound down the project, and reported just two cars were produced.  Renew Sports Car inventor and former Dell designer Bruce Dietzen tells Autoevolution the idea was “about seven years ahead of [its] time,” although the promise of hemp […]

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Rayonier Advanced Materials introduces wood-based 2G ethanol in France

Rayonier Advanced Materials introduces wood-based 2G ethanol in France

January 18, 2022 |

In Florida, Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc announced the introduction of a second generation (2G) bioethanol product for Europe’s fast-growing biofuels market. Produced using wood-based feedstock, RYAM will be among the first in France to produce 2G bioethanol fuel from wood. With a 90% smaller carbon footprint compared to fossil fuel-based gasoline, RYAM’s bioethanol product will […]

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University of Central Florida researchers develop ethanol fuel cell

University of Central Florida researchers develop ethanol fuel cell

January 5, 2022 |

In Florida, a new material developed by the University of Central Florida may one day mean people could be pouring a drink for their car. That’s because UCF researchers are developing an alcohol-based power source for cars and other technology. The power source —an ethanol fuel cell uses less fuel and produces less emissions compared […]

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Blue Biofuels and USDA ARS collaborate on boosting king grass yields

Blue Biofuels and USDA ARS collaborate on boosting king grass yields

December 16, 2021 |

In Florida, Blue Biofuels, Inc. and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) are collaborating on optimizing the yields of Pennisetum hybridum, commonly known as king grass, a perennial grass biomass crop, that the Company is using as feedstock for its patented cellulose to sugar (“CTS”) process. The USDA ARS and […]

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Blue Biofuels files for two more patents for Cellulose-to-Sugar technology

Blue Biofuels files for two more patents for Cellulose-to-Sugar technology

September 9, 2021 |

In Florida, Blue Biofuels has filed two more patents that follow on the granted patent and three previously filed patents pending to its Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) technology system. One filed patent pertains to the production of lignin from the CTS process; the second filed patent pertains to the production of nanocellulose from the CTS process. These […]

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