Tag: Massachusetts

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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Ginkgo Bioworks partners with Huue on bio-based dyes

Ginkgo Bioworks partners with Huue on bio-based dyes

August 23, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc. announced a new cell program in partnership with Huue, a biotech startup that’s pioneering sustainable bio-based dyes for the fashion industry and beyond. Ginkgo, which recently announced a business combination with Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp., serves customers across industries seeking to develop new and better products using biology. Huue will […]

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Mass. AG announced resolution of diesel price gouging pretending to be biodiesel

Mass. AG announced resolution of diesel price gouging pretending to be biodiesel

July 26, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, a Stoughton fuel delivery company, Diesel Direct, LLC, and its chief executive officer and senior vice president will pay $850,000 to resolve allegations that the company knowingly delivered nonconforming petroleum diesel fuel to state agencies while charging for a higher-priced and more environmentally-friendly biodiesel fuel, Attorney General Maura Healey announced. The settlement also […]

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MIT engineers develop new way to use nonfood feedstocks for biofuel production

MIT engineers develop new way to use nonfood feedstocks for biofuel production

June 28, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, to try to expand biofuels’ potential impact, a team of MIT engineers has now found a way to expand the use of a wider range of nonfood feedstocks to produce such fuels. At the moment, feedstocks such as straw and woody plants are difficult to use for biofuel production because they first need to […]

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Blood enzyme could hold key for self-healing concrete

Blood enzyme could hold key for self-healing concrete

June 14, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, researchers at  Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a promising technology for self-repairing concrete. The breakthrough could help cut down on the enormous amount of carbon emissions attributed to construction and infrastructure industries.  The key ingredient is carbonic anhydrase, an enzyme that transports CO2 out of human blood so it can be exhaled.  “Concrete […]

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Greasezilla develops international distribution network for its ABF

Greasezilla develops international distribution network for its ABF

May 10, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, Greasezilla announced the development of an international distribution network to manage sales of its advanced biofuel byproduct on behalf of its customers. Greasezilla systems produce a Brown Grease Advanced Biofuel (ABF) in nearly every region of the country. The distribution network offers Greasezilla’s clients a proven channel that provides the best value for […]

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers receive $2M DOE grant for sewage sludge-based biofuels

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers receive $2M DOE grant for sewage sludge-based biofuels

May 4, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) received a nearly $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create renewable fuel from sewage sludge, a byproduct of wastewater treatment that creates greenhouse gases and water pollution when dumped into landfills. With the U.S. EPA reporting that Americans alone […]

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Spinach eyed as scaffold material for lab-grown beef

Spinach eyed as scaffold material for lab-grown beef

April 5, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, researchers at Boston College are considering spinach as an edible scaffolding material to produce lab-grown more cost effectively.  After paring the leaves down to just its veins, the researchers were able to grow bovine animal protein along the spinach’s vascular network. The cells were viable for two weeks and differentiated into muscle. “Cellular […]

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Peterson Oil to pay $450,000 fine for supplying 40% or more biodiesel in heating oil

Peterson Oil to pay $450,000 fine for supplying 40% or more biodiesel in heating oil

March 4, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, Peterson Oil Service, Inc. (Peterson Oil) will pay $450,000 and improve its record-keeping processes to resolve allegations it knowingly provided state entities noncompliant heating oil in violation of its contracts with the state’s Operational Services Division, Attorney General Maura Healey announced.  The assurance of discontinuance, entered in Suffolk Superior Court, resolves allegations that […]

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Bemis launches seam adhesive using DuPont’s biobased propanediol

Bemis launches seam adhesive using DuPont’s biobased propanediol

February 1, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, thermoplastic films and adhesives company Bemis has launched a partially renewable seam adhesive for the garment industry. Dubbed Sewfree 3700, the adhesive is made using 25% biobased Susterra® propanediol produced by DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. The adhesive is engineered to replace elastics and bulky sewn seams in garments. “It allows for […]

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