Tag: Massachusetts

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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Major hotel chains tap CJ Bio for bioplastics

Major hotel chains tap CJ Bio for bioplastics

August 8, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, bioplastics producer CJ Bio says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with hospitality giant Accor—owner of such brands as ibis, Sofitel, and Novotel—to develop biodegradable packaging material based on polyhydroxyalkanoates for hotel amenities that use single-use plastics.  The MOU will help Accor deliver on its commitment to phase out all single-use plastic […]

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CJ BIO and NatureWorks team on PLA

CJ BIO and NatureWorks team on PLA

June 7, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, CJ BIO, a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang and leading producer of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), and NatureWorks have signed a letter of intent (LOI) establishing a strategic alignment between the two organizations and have announced that the two companies are working toward a Master Collaboration Agreement (MCA). The companies will work together to […]

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Bioplastics powerhouses partner to increase adoption

Bioplastics powerhouses partner to increase adoption

May 30, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, two bioplastic makers have signed a letter of intent to codevelop sustainable materials using their respective products.  CJ BIO and NatureWorks—leading producers of polyhydroxyalkanoate and polylactic acid, respectively—say the LOI is the first step toward a Master Collaboration Agreement. The companies will work together to develop sustainable materials solutions based on CJ BIO’s […]

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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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