Tag: Massachusetts

CJ BIO introduces marine biodegradable PHA

CJ BIO introduces marine biodegradable PHA

May 23, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, CJ BIO, a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang, has introduced PHACT Marine Biodegradable Polymers based on its proprietary polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) technology. Being a part of the solution to change the trajectory of the plastic pollution challenge and preserving the planet is the essence of the PHACT brand. PHACT means (PHA + Act) […]

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ESG Clean Energy secures patent to support its carbon capture technology

ESG Clean Energy secures patent to support its carbon capture technology

March 22, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, through an exclusive licensing agreement, ESG Clean Energy, LLC, developers of net zero carbon footprints and clean energy solutions for distributed power generation, announced today it acquired a new patent (no. 11,286,832) issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a Bottoming Cycle Power System and its related impact to carbon capture […]

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Yield10 Bioscience field tests show proprietary genes boost canola and camelina yields

Yield10 Bioscience field tests show proprietary genes boost canola and camelina yields

March 1, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. announced that 2021 field test results show that the trait C3020 tested in Camelina and C3007 tested in canola produce increases in seed oil content. Further field testing of these novel oil content traits is planned in spring 2022. C3020: Yield10 tested C3020 Camelina lines for the first time in […]

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MIT spinoff Verdox secures $80M from Breakthrough Energy Ventures and others

MIT spinoff Verdox secures $80M from Breakthrough Energy Ventures and others

February 15, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, Verdox, an electric carbon capture and removal company, announced $80 million in committed capital from a syndicate including Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), Prelude Ventures, and Lowercarbon Capital. The investment will be leveraged to develop and deploy the company’s novel electrochemical carbon capture technology.  Verdox’s core technology was developed by Prof. T. Alan Hatton […]

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute lead bamboo-to-ethanol process development

Worcester Polytechnic Institute lead bamboo-to-ethanol process development

February 7, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and around the globe has co-developed a process to convert bamboo into an ethanol fuel for powering cars and trucks. The research, funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF)  the World Bank African Centers of Excellence program through the Pan African Materials […]

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MIT researchers identify culprit for poor performance of CO2-based fuel conversion

MIT researchers identify culprit for poor performance of CO2-based fuel conversion

January 11, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, if researchers could find a way to chemically convert carbon dioxide into fuels or other products, they might make a major dent in greenhouse gas emissions. But many such processes that have seemed promising in the lab haven’t performed as expected in scaled-up formats that would be suitable for use with a power […]

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MIT researchers use robotic platform to track microbial populations as they evolve

MIT researchers use robotic platform to track microbial populations as they evolve

January 4, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, using a new robotic platform, MIT researchers can simultaneously track hundreds of microbial populations as they evolve new proteins or other molecules. Natural evolution is a slow process that relies on the gradual accumulation of genetic mutations. In recent years, scientists have found ways to speed up the process on a small scale, […]

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Advent Technologies and BASF New Business to jointly develop and scale advanced fuel cell membranes

Advent Technologies and BASF New Business to jointly develop and scale advanced fuel cell membranes

December 16, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. and BASF New Business GmbH recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and increase the manufacturing scale of advanced fuel cell membranes designed for long-term operations under extreme conditions. BASF intends to improve the long-term stability of its Celtec® membrane and to increase production capacity with advanced technical […]

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers find CDA degrades faster in ocean than expected

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers find CDA degrades faster in ocean than expected

December 16, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, cellulose diacetate (CDA), a bio-based plastic widely used in consumer goods, disintegrates, and degrades in the ocean far quicker than previously assumed, according to a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. CDA is largely derived from wood pulp, making it a “bio-based” plastic. It is widely used in consumer goods, […]

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Boston Consulting Group sees big money in marine energy transition

Boston Consulting Group sees big money in marine energy transition

October 13, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, Bloomberg reports that Boston Consulting Group thinks that sustainable shipping fuels is where the big money is in the future as the race to achieve carbon and other emissions targets speeds up and deadlines get closer. With about 70% of $2.4 trillion in required investment to achieve the marine energy transition will be […]

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