Tag: Michigan

Ag groups support Michigan ethanol tax credit legislation

Ag groups support Michigan ethanol tax credit legislation

June 13, 2022 |

In Michigan, Brownfield Ag News reports that legislation in the state that would give gas station owners a tax credit for every gallon of ethanol sold has the support of the state’s agriculture groups. Chuck Lippstreau with the Michigan Agri-Business Association tells Brownfield that Senate Bill 814 by Senator Kevin Daley is needed to help […]

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Michigan State University researchers find land management practices reduce even more CO2 emissions

Michigan State University researchers find land management practices reduce even more CO2 emissions

June 1, 2022 |

In Michigan, an integrated approach to land management practices in the U.S. can reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere far more than earlier estimates based on separate approaches, Michigan State University researchers say. Their research was published May 31 in the journal Global Change Biology.  Researchers are now finding how combining those practices might reduce […]

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Biodegradable flossers are a win-win for earth and your dental hygiene

Biodegradable flossers are a win-win for earth and your dental hygiene

May 23, 2022 |

In Michigan, leading dental flosser brand Plackers has introduced 100% biodegradable flossers made from natural silk floss, coconut coating, and PHA bioplastic sourced from Danimer Scientific.   Dubbed EcoChoice, the flossers will “gently clean between your teeth while also caring for the planet” by decomposing in a home or industrial composter after just 26 weeks, Plackers […]

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Smoke weed, save bees with seed-bearing doobies

Smoke weed, save bees with seed-bearing doobies

April 18, 2022 |

In Michigan, cannabis company Golden Shores Cannabis Co. has added biodegradable beeswax tips containing wildflower seeds to its pre-rolled joints.  “So, as soon as you’re done smoking it, you throw it in the grass and it’ll plant a flower,” said Jeff Dotson, president of Golden Shores, tells Fox News Detroit. “It’s a very hearty plant, […]

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Michigan State researchers show how switchgrass can mitigate climate change effects

Michigan State researchers show how switchgrass can mitigate climate change effects

March 21, 2022 |

In Michigan, newly published Michigan State University research details how switchgrass can mitigate effects of climate change when grown on marginal land — agricultural land of little value. For farmers, it may also provide economic returns in these otherwise unproductive spaces. Lignocellulosic biofuels, which are made from plant biomass, are one of the only current […]

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Michigan State University shows how some algae protect themselves when there’s too much oxygen

Michigan State University shows how some algae protect themselves when there’s too much oxygen

January 24, 2022 |

In Michigan, a new study from the Michigan State University Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory shows how some algae can protect themselves when the oxygen they produce impairs their photosynthetic activity. The discovery also answers a long-standing question about how algae survive when CO2 levels are low. The findings of this research were recently published […]

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Five international Dow sites receive ISCC PLUS certification

Five international Dow sites receive ISCC PLUS certification

December 16, 2021 |

In Michigan, Dow announced that five of its largest manufacturing sites in Freeport, Texas (USA), Tarragona (Spain), Terneuzen (Netherlands), Boehlen (Germany) and Schkopau (Germany) have all received International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS recognition for their compliance with rigorous tracking of sustainable feedstocks use. This marks a major step in the company’s global strategy […]

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Former Alpha Bioenergy CEO sentenced to prison for RIN fraud

Former Alpha Bioenergy CEO sentenced to prison for RIN fraud

August 9, 2021 |

In Michigan, a Bloomfield, Michigan, businessman, who operated a biodiesel fuel company, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for filing a false income tax return. Chandra Yarlagadda owned and operated Alpha Bioenergy LLC, formerly known as Naturol Bioenergy LLC, which purchased and sold biodiesel fuel. Under the Clean Air Act and related federal regulations, […]

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Michigan, Maine and Finland team on forestry bioeconomy collaboration

Michigan, Maine and Finland team on forestry bioeconomy collaboration

December 10, 2020 |

In Michigan, in a move that capitalizes on collective forestry knowledge and a commitment to smarter, sustainable use of natural resources, Finland and the states of Maine and Michigan are elevating a cooperative effort in bioeconomy and clean technologies. Maine and Michigan, like Finland, are heavily wooded states with long traditions in the forest industry. […]

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VERBIO North America launches farm services arm to support RNG production

VERBIO North America launches farm services arm to support RNG production

December 8, 2020 |

In Michigan, VERBIO North America Corp (VNA) announced the formation of VERBIO Farm Services LLC (VFS) as the company progresses towards the successful startup of its Renewable Natural Gas production facility located in Nevada, Iowa. The facility has been under construction since early 2019, following VNA’s late 2018 purchase of the former DuPont cellulosic ethanol […]

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