Tag: Mexico

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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Mexico’s supreme court rejects E10 policy

Mexico’s supreme court rejects E10 policy

January 16, 2020 |

In Mexico, Reuters reports that following a three-year legal battle, the country’s supreme court has ruled against the increased blending of ethanol at 10% compared to the prior 5.8%, saying that regulators overstepped in boosting the maximum limit. The blending increase was nationwide except for the three largest cities due to concerns of increased pollution […]

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Indonesia to help Mexico with palm oil biodiesel

Indonesia to help Mexico with palm oil biodiesel

November 26, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Antara news agency reports that the government is looking to team up with Mexico on joint research into biodiesel production in the Latin American country. Indonesia has offered to help Mexico control oil palm diseases while Mexico is looking at other biodiesel feedstock options as well including jatropha and castor. With Indonesia ramping […]

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Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol after Iowa visit

Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol after Iowa visit

July 20, 2019 |

In Iowa, the American Coalition for Ethanol and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association hosted a tour in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council in Iowa recently to show nine decision-makers from key Mexican retail and supplier groups how ethanol blends have been successfully and profitably incorporated across Iowa. Tour leaders Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior Vice President […]

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