Tag: Mexico

Mexico City’s Metrobús launches biodiesel trial

Mexico City’s Metrobús launches biodiesel trial

July 28, 2021 |

In Mexico, Metrobús has put into circulation two buses on Line 2, which will use a mixture of diesel and biofuel produced at the Central de Abastos in Mexico City from waste. This is a pilot test that will be launched in a total of 10 buses in all the lines of the system during […]

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Worth a shot: Jose Cuervo gives away agave straws

Worth a shot: Jose Cuervo gives away agave straws

July 26, 2021 |

In Mexico, tequila giant Jose Cuervo wants you to make a good decision for the planet even if you make bad decisions after ordering one too many margaritas.  To help celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24, the party purveyor is giving away packs of agave-based straws. Interested parties and partiers can send their names […]

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Autonomous University of Guadalajara researchers model chemical processes for biodiesel and bioplastics

Autonomous University of Guadalajara researchers model chemical processes for biodiesel and bioplastics

July 26, 2021 |

In Mexico, Sureste Informa reports that researchers from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara have been able to model chemical processes such as the production of biodiesel from waste from grease traps and also biological processes such as the growth of the Artrospira Microalgae (Spirulina maximum). The project that is currently active in this line of […]

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Find your beach but keep it clean: Corona testing renewable packaging

Find your beach but keep it clean: Corona testing renewable packaging

March 22, 2021 |

In Mexico, summer beer mainstay Corona is testing a six-pack holder made of recycled wood fibers and barley straw. The popular beer, whose tagline “Find your beach” invokes its branding as summertime  suds, says barley straw on its own was too fragile to hold the beers. A “unique” pulping process and the addition of wood […]

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Bashed bugs could have future use in sustainable design

Bashed bugs could have future use in sustainable design

March 8, 2021 |

In Mexico, designer Moisés Hernández has replaced synthetic dyes in his chairs with those made from ground-up insects.  Hernández tells dezeen he makes the dyes for his Grana chairs by soaking them in a slurry of water and crushed cochineal bugs. The process has been used to dye fabrics in Mexico for centuries.   He […]

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Vegan leather boxing glove throws haymaker at cowhide

Vegan leather boxing glove throws haymaker at cowhide

October 5, 2020 |

In Mexico, sporting goods firm Sanabul has created boxing gloves made from cactus leather produced by startup Desserto.  Dubbed Los Cactus, the gloves are available on Sanabul’s online store for $250 and are partially biodegradable. “There’s a misconception that a traditional cowhide boxing glove is the ideal glove. And we’re looking to change that,” Imran […]

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Biodegradable COVID test addresses pandemic waste concerns

Biodegradable COVID test addresses pandemic waste concerns

August 31, 2020 |

In Mexico, student Fernando Sánchez has designed a biodegradable test for COVID-19 antibodies as his final-year project at Tecnológico de Monterrey. “Each test is made of cellulose and contains no plastic, fiberglass, or nitrocellulose, elements found in almost all single-use diagnostics. It can be disintegrated in wastewater and is safe for most plumbing systems, even […]

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Mexico imports ethanol from the US in the form of pre-blended E10

Mexico imports ethanol from the US in the form of pre-blended E10

June 16, 2020 |

In Mexico, five railcars of U.S. gasoline pre-blended at an E10 rate arrived in Guadalajara in May 2020 – 14,500 gallons of ethanol (5,300 bushels in corn equivalent) – a direct success of the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) collaboration with the Mexican Association of Service Station Providers (AMPES) to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits […]

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California/Mexico border road project using renewable diesel to power equipment

California/Mexico border road project using renewable diesel to power equipment

April 7, 2020 |

In California, the Construction Equipment Guide reports that the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and San Diego Association of Governments are using renewable diesel to power off-road construction equipment during the construction of state Route 11 (SR-11)/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry project on the Mexican border. The senior project manager overseeing the construction site […]

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UNDP working with Mexican partners to trial Sargassum-based biogas production to fight toxic invasion

UNDP working with Mexican partners to trial Sargassum-based biogas production to fight toxic invasion

February 18, 2020 |

In Mexico, in an effort to fight off the invasion of toxic red seaweed Sargassum from the mangroves that are home to lobster and other fish populations in the protected Banco Chinchorro, UNDP Mexico and the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP, in Spanish) are setting up a pilot biodigester retrofitted to use Sargassum […]

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