Tag: Massachusetts

Advent Technologies teams with Alfa Laval on applications of methanol fuel cells

Advent Technologies teams with Alfa Laval on applications of methanol fuel cells

January 11, 2023 |

In Massachusetts, Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. will collaborate with Alfa Laval on a project to explore applications of Advent’s methanol-powered high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cells in the marine industry. Funded by the Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (“EUDP”), the project is a joint effort between Advent, Alfa Laval and a group […]

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Former biofuels investor sentenced for scamming $50M in tax-free energy grants

Former biofuels investor sentenced for scamming $50M in tax-free energy grants

December 7, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, Christopher N. Condron was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court in Boston in connection with his role in a scheme to defraud the U.S. Treasury Department of more than $50 million in tax-free energy grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Condron was sentenced by U.S. District Court […]

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CJ Biomaterials, Inc and NatureWorks team to develop biopolymers

CJ Biomaterials, Inc and NatureWorks team to develop biopolymers

November 29, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, CJ Biomaterials, Inc and NatureWorks have signed a Master Collaboration Agreement (MCA) that calls for the two organizations to collaborate on the development of sustainable materials solutions based on CJ Biomaterials’ PHACT Biodegradable Polymers and NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymers. The two companies will develop high-performance biopolymer solutions that will replace fossil-fuel based plastics in […]

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Ara Partners buys majority ownership in Lincoln Terminal Holdings

Ara Partners buys majority ownership in Lincoln Terminal Holdings

November 16, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, Ara Partners has acquired a majority ownership interest in Lincoln Terminal Holdings, LP, a leading renewable fuel logistics and infrastructure provider in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. Ara has also committed additional capital to support significant expansion of the company’s renewable fuel infrastructure footprint. Lincoln is the first investment for Ara’s new […]

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4AIR to support Southwest Airlines with SAF inventory accounting and documentation services

4AIR to support Southwest Airlines with SAF inventory accounting and documentation services

October 18, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, 4AIR, the first and only rating system focused on comprehensive sustainability in aviation, announced that it will provide Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) inventory accounting and documentation services for Southwest Airlines. In October 2021, the carrier announced a series of near-term goals, actions, and initiatives in support of a 10-year plan to maintain carbon […]

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Modern-age cookbook includes whisky from pee, 3D-printed tiger penis

Modern-age cookbook includes whisky from pee, 3D-printed tiger penis

October 17, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, MIT Press has published the Anthropocene Cookbook, replete with cutting-edge—if not always palatable—food tech innovations for sustainably feeding a growing world population with limited resources.  Authors Zane Cerpina and Stahl Stenslie—a designer and artist, respectively—singled out 10 notable entries for a listicle in dezeen.  “One of the main goals of the book was […]

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Northeast Biodiesel to launch at last on October 1

Northeast Biodiesel to launch at last on October 1

September 27, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, after several stops and starts as well as a request by the board to liquidate and shifting biomass-based blending credits, Northeast Biodiesel is ready to launch on October 1 following a last round of $1.364 million in fundraising over the past year. The new facility will produce 1.75 million gallon per year from […]

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute using food waste to make renewable diesel

Worcester Polytechnic Institute using food waste to make renewable diesel

September 22, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is looking at ways to use food waste to make a renewable and more affordable fuel replacement for oil-based diesel. The work, led by Chemical Engineering Professor Michael Timko, is detailed in a new paper in the journal iScience.  The work is part of […]

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Ginkgo Bioworks acquires Zymergen for $300M

Ginkgo Bioworks acquires Zymergen for $300M

August 24, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, Ginkgo Bioworks and the biotechnology company Zymergen (have entered into a definitive agreement under which Ginkgo will acquire Zymergen in an all-stock transaction that values Zymergen at an approximately $300 million market capitalization. Under the terms of the agreement, which have been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, Zymergen […]

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Biofilm Band-Aid battery could power wearables

Biofilm Band-Aid battery could power wearables

August 22, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, researchers have developed a biofilm that can stick to skin and generate electricity from sweat. Calling the evaporation of sweat a “huge, untapped source of energy,” the Band-Aid-like device could be used to power wearable devices, according to its inventors at University of Massachusetts Amherst.  “This is a very exciting technology,” says electrical […]

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