Tag: Illinois

Caterpillar announces three-year hydrogen CHP project

Caterpillar announces three-year hydrogen CHP project

June 1, 2022 |

In Illinois, Caterpillar Inc. announced a three-year project with Minnesota-based District Energy St. Paul to demonstrate a hydrogen-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) system. The project is supported and partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and backed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. CHP systems from Caterpillar provide both electricity and heat simultaneously, […]

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LanzaTech and Danone discover new route to MEG

LanzaTech and Danone discover new route to MEG

May 26, 2022 |

In Illinois, a consortium, including LanzaTech and Danone, led to the discovery of a new route to monoethylene glycol, (MEG), which is a key building block for polyethylene terephthalate, (PET), resin, fibers and bottles. The technology converts carbon emissions from steel mills or gasified waste biomass directly into MEG. The carbon capture technology uses a […]

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Study shows ClearFlame Engine Technologies can help decarbonize heavy transport

Study shows ClearFlame Engine Technologies can help decarbonize heavy transport

May 4, 2022 |

In Illinois, ClearFlame Engine Technologies said the publication of an independent study shows ClearFlame’s technology could help fleet owners and other heavy-duty truck operators lower total costs while meeting sustainability goals sooner than currently available alternatives.  The study was conducted by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) and commissioned by ClearFlame, whose investors include Bill Gates-founded […]

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Natural Fiber Welding scores $85M in venture funding

Natural Fiber Welding scores $85M in venture funding

May 3, 2022 |

In Illinois, Natural Fiber Welding raised $85 million in funding to scale production of high-performance, all-natural, circular materials products coming to market with a wide array of global brand partners. The investors backing its circular materials include: Evolution VC Partners, Tattarang, Lewis & Clark AgriFood, Collaborative Fund, AiiM Partners, Engine No.1, Raga Partners, Tidal Impact, […]

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Illinois governor signs higher biodiesel blending bill into law

Illinois governor signs higher biodiesel blending bill into law

April 21, 2022 |

In Illinois, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that incentivizes increasing blends of biodiesel. The bill, championed by Senator Patrick Joyce and Representative Eva Dina Delgado, extends the current B10 sales tax exemption until 2023 and then increases the biodiesel blend level subject to the tax exemption to B13 in 2024, B15 in […]

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Illinois Institute of Technology researcher scores $1.9M ARPA-E funding for carbon capture and conversion

Illinois Institute of Technology researcher scores $1.9M ARPA-E funding for carbon capture and conversion

April 20, 2022 |

In Illinois, Illinois Institute of Technology Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Mohammad Asadi received $1.9 million from the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E) to scale up a process that he developed in the lab for capturing carbon dioxide directly from exhaust gas sources and converting it into valuable products. The process is centered on an innovative catalyst that Asadi developed. He […]

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Natural Fiber Welding raises $85 million

Natural Fiber Welding raises $85 million

April 18, 2022 |

In Illinois, Natural Fiber Welding has raised $85 million in a series B funding round that will be used to scale production of circular natural fibers.  Natural Fiber Welding upgrades waste cotton and recycled fibers. Its products include Clarus-brand natural fibers and a completely biobased leather alternative called Mirum.  Participants in the round include Evolution […]

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US Foods transitions to renewable diesel and renewable natural gas

US Foods transitions to renewable diesel and renewable natural gas

April 18, 2022 |

In Illinois, US Foods Holding Corp has committed to converting all California broadline distribution centers’ onsite fueling to 100% renewable diesel fuel by mid-2022 and committed to converting Texas-based compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to renewable natural gas fuel in 2022. Committed to adding 26 additional CNG trucks and 15 electric trucks to the company’s […]

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Illinois state senator pushes biodiesel incentives bill through full Senate

Illinois state senator pushes biodiesel incentives bill through full Senate

April 6, 2022 |

In Illinois, State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) passed a measure in the Illinois Senate last week that incentivizes the use of biodiesel. Under current law, diesel blends of over 10% biodiesel (B11) are exempt from all sales taxes until Dec. 31, 2023. Joyce passed Senate Bill 1146, which would exempt proceeds of sales of biodiesel […]

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Illinois Senate passes bill mandating B20

Illinois Senate passes bill mandating B20

March 30, 2022 |

In Illinois, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) are celebrating the passage of the organization’s B20 Legislation, sponsored by State Senator Patrick Joyce (D–Essex). The legislation passed with strong bipartisan support from every region of Illinois, and it will now move to the Illinois House of Representatives where State Representative Eva Dina Delgado (D–Chicago) will be the […]

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