Tag: Michigan

Dow triples alternative feedstock ambitions

Dow triples alternative feedstock ambitions

October 17, 2022 |

In Michigan, major chemical producer Dow has committed to “accelerating the circular ecosystem” by transforming waste and alternative feedstock to deliver 3 million metric tons per year of circular and renewable solutions by 2030.  Plans include expanding efforts to “stop the waste” by building industrial ecosystems to collect, reuse or recycle waste and expand its […]

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FutureGen Michigan secures rezoning for potential bioenergy facility

FutureGen Michigan secures rezoning for potential bioenergy facility

August 9, 2022 |

In Michigan, FutureGen Michigan has sought rezoning of 33 acres in a newly annexed part of the town of Holland for what could potentially be a biofuel or biomass-based electricity facility. The City Council approved the rezoning application in an ordinary business meeting last week. In addition to energy, the technology FutureGen Michigan plans to […]

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Michigan State University researchers develop process for solar-powered syngas

Michigan State University researchers develop process for solar-powered syngas

July 21, 2022 |

In Michigan, solar-powered synthesis gas could recycle carbon dioxide into fuels and useful chemicals, an international team of researchers has shown. Composed mainly of hydrogen and carbon monoxide with a little methane, syngas is commonly derived from fossil fuels with the help of electricity. In addition, toxic chemicals are often added to make the process […]

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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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