Tag: Maryland

Coming soon to a chainsaw near you: Plant-based lubricating oil

Coming soon to a chainsaw near you: Plant-based lubricating oil

June 27, 2022 |

In Maryland, Stanley Black & Decker’s chainsaw brand DEWALT has launched biodegradable chainsaw oil made from North American plant oils. The USDA Certified Biobased Product contains no petroleum-based oils and can be used around waterways and other environmentally sensitive areas.  “About 20 million gallons of bar and chain oil are discharged into the environment every […]

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Carbon Sink, CACF sign MOU to explore three new eMethanol projects

Carbon Sink, CACF sign MOU to explore three new eMethanol projects

June 20, 2022 |

In Maryland, Carbon Sink has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cube Zero Carbon Fund Sàrl to facilitate financing for the development, construction, ownership, and operation of as many as three commercial facilities for the production and sale of eMethanol.  eMethanol made with the Carbon Sink platform is molecularly identical to methanol produced from fossil […]

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Atlantic Biomass announces results from phase 1 of scaling up hemp for SAF

Atlantic Biomass announces results from phase 1 of scaling up hemp for SAF

March 14, 2022 |

In Maryland, Atlantic Biomass, LLC has announced results of their Phase I Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Scale-Up project to verify the use of residual hemp biomass for the production of biofuels including sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Robert Kozak, President of Atlantic Biomass, said the results clearly showed that the very low-value biomass left over from […]

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Enviva signs MOU to develop supply chain strategy for SAF and other low carbon fuels

Enviva signs MOU to develop supply chain strategy for SAF and other low carbon fuels

January 20, 2022 |

In Maryland, Enviva announced the signing of an MOU with a U.S.-based cleantech company to co-develop a supply chain strategy for advanced, low-carbon transportation fuels, including sustainable aviation fuel with a focus on the customer’s operations in the U.S. Southeast and potentially California. Under the MOU, the customer’s refining process will convert Enviva’s woody biomass […]

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University of Maryland professor leading $6M in research for food waste-based biofuels and bioplastics

University of Maryland professor leading $6M in research for food waste-based biofuels and bioplastics

September 2, 2021 |

In Maryland, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland (UMD), is leading two new grants totaling $6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop sustainable products like biofuels and bioplastics from food waste. With about a third of the food produced in the U.S. […]

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Enviva publishes responsible sourcing implementation plans fr biomass

Enviva publishes responsible sourcing implementation plans fr biomass

April 28, 2021 |

In Maryland, Enviva published its 2021 Implementation Plans, a detailed proposal of goals and initiatives designed to continue to deliver on the company’s commitment to responsible and sustainable wood sourcing. Enviva operates pursuant to its global Responsible Sourcing Policy (RSP) – its standing environmental pledge that ensures the company’s wood is sourced according to its strict environmental […]

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Homes of the future could use transparent wood for windows and mushroom bricks for walls

Homes of the future could use transparent wood for windows and mushroom bricks for walls

February 8, 2021 |

In Maryland and New York, researchers are finding innovative ways to incorporate natural materials into construction.   At the University of Maryland, researchers have made transparent wood that is harder than glass and could be used as windows. The process involves coating wood in hydrogen peroxide, leaving it under UV light, then soaking it in […]

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Planet Green Holdings buys 85% of Chinese ethanol company

Planet Green Holdings buys 85% of Chinese ethanol company

January 5, 2021 |

In Maryland, Planet Green Holdings Corp. said that on January 4, 2021, the company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement with Jingshan Sanhe Luckysky New Energy Technologies Co., Ltd. and each shareholder of Jingshan. Pursuant to the Share Exchange Agreement, the company will acquire 85% of outstanding equity interests of Jingsang. The company closed the […]

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Squid skills inspire military research

Squid skills inspire military research

August 3, 2020 |

In Maryland, researchers at the US Army Research Institute are  developing a renewable, self-healing material inspired by squid teeth in the hopes it can be used to design self-repairing robots and uniforms. Squids catch and hold food using tentacles, which can regenerate if lost or damaged. Researchers at Penn State University have already developed soft […]

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Morgan State University nabs nearly $500,000 NSF grant to study nanoparticles in cyanobacterium

Morgan State University nabs nearly $500,000 NSF grant to study nanoparticles in cyanobacterium

October 9, 2019 |

In Maryland, Morgan State University’s School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences has announced its receipt of a $499,999 grant award from the National Science Foundation). The Excellence in Research (EiR) grant will be used to advance interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology, chemistry and engineering with a focus on studying the role of nanoparticles in cyanobacterium […]

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