Tag: Georgia

USDA researchers find carinata-based SAF could reduce GHG emissions 68%

USDA researchers find carinata-based SAF could reduce GHG emissions 68%

December 9, 2021 |

In Georgia, carinata, also known as Ethiopian mustard, is an oilseed crop that can be grown across the southern U.S. during winter months. The oil obtained from crushed carinata seeds can be refined to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This could reduce up to 68 percent of carbon emissions compared to a unit of conventional […]

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Georgia Institute of Technology researchers figure out how to produce Martian rocket fuel

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers figure out how to produce Martian rocket fuel

October 27, 2021 |

In Georgia, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a concept that would make Martian rocket fuel, on Mars, that could be used to launch future astronauts back to Earth.  The bioproduction process would use three resources native to the red planet: carbon dioxide, sunlight, and frozen water. It would also include transporting […]

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Coca-Cola, UPM and Changchun Meihe Science & Technology launch bMEG

Coca-Cola, UPM and Changchun Meihe Science & Technology launch bMEG

October 18, 2021 |

In Georgia, the Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM announced the first planned commercialization of technologies to efficiently convert second-generation biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG). This next-generation technology marks a significant step forward toward commercializing a process that is not only more efficient than current bMEG technologies but is based on […]

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Secretary of Energy and Senator Ossoff visit LanzaTech Freedom Pines Biorefinery

Secretary of Energy and Senator Ossoff visit LanzaTech Freedom Pines Biorefinery

October 12, 2021 |

In Georgia, LanzaTech and LanzaJet welcomed Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and Senator Jon Ossoff to the Freedom Pines Biorefinery in Soperton, Georgia. The site is a center of research, development and scale-up for LanzaTech’s commercial carbon capture and utilization technology with a specialized biomanufacturing center producing the “secret sauce” that is shipped from […]

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United Soybean Board awards Danimer Scientific $400,000 grant for PHA research

United Soybean Board awards Danimer Scientific $400,000 grant for PHA research

September 21, 2021 |

In Georgia, Danimer Scientific, Inc. has received a $400,000 grant from the United Soybean Board to expand the Company’s evaluation of high-oleic soybean oil (HOSO) as a feedstock in the production of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a sustainable biopolymer that serves as a biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic.  The grant marks the continuation of Danimer’s collaboration with […]

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Danimer acquires Novomer for $152 million

Danimer acquires Novomer for $152 million

August 2, 2021 |

In Georgia, polyhydroxyalkanoates bioplastics company Danimer Scientific has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Novomer, Inc., a New York-based producer of polymers and chemicals, including PHA poly(3-hydroxypropionate). The transaction is valued at $152 million. Both boards have approved the deal.  Danimer says Novomer’s p(3HP) is “highly complementary” to Danimer’s products and can be incorporated as […]

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Delta Air Lines has accrued required RINs for Monroe Energy but slams RIN market

Delta Air Lines has accrued required RINs for Monroe Energy but slams RIN market

July 15, 2021 |

In Georgia, Platts reports that Delta Air Lines said in a quarterly earnings call that the company refuses to spend cash willy nilly on a RIN marketplace that it sees as non-transparent. He confirmed that the company has accrued the RINs required for the Monroe Energy refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania despite media reports to the […]

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Brightmark to build world’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility

Brightmark to build world’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility

June 8, 2021 |

In Georgia, Brightmark will build the world’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia.  The total investment is expected to be more than $680 million in a new plant intended to fully utilize the 5.3 million square-foot site, which will employ a state-of-the-art and proprietary plastics renewal process that sustainably recycles […]

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Delta Air Lines and Takeda Pharmaceutical enter into SAF agreement

Delta Air Lines and Takeda Pharmaceutical enter into SAF agreement

April 26, 2021 |

In Georgia, Delta Air Lines and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited have entered into a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) agreement that will address carbon emissions from the company’s business travel with Delta. Through this agreement, Takeda joins the growing roster of corporate customers entering into SAF agreements facilitated by Delta, representing the shared commitment between both […]

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Danimer plans $700-million bioplastic plant

Danimer plans $700-million bioplastic plant

April 5, 2021 |

In Georgia, bioplastic maker Danimer Scientific has announced a $700-million investment in polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production capacity at Bainbridge.  The announcement closely follows Danimer signing a partnership with Mars-Wrigley to develop home-compostable plastic packaging for the latter’s iconic SKITTLES candy brand.  “Georgia companies like Danimer continue to lead the way toward a green manufacturing future, and […]

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