Tag: New Jersey

Tomato ingredients firm expands to “ketchup” with demand

Tomato ingredients firm expands to “ketchup” with demand

July 27, 2020 |

In New Jersey, Lycored, a company commercializing pigments and health supplements based on lycopene, has invested millions to more than double production. Lycopene is a carotenoid found in tomatoes and other red produce. The investment included a new production facility in Branchburg, New Jersey that will help support expansion into new markets globally. “The expansion […]

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Ethanol production reaches 16-week high but stocks still drop

Ethanol production reaches 16-week high but stocks still drop

July 15, 2020 |

In New Jersey, DTN reports that Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production has continued to increase in light of growing demand for fuel, reaching a 16-week high at 931,000 bpd during the second week of July. But even with higher production and a 3.6% drop in demand, stocks were still drawn down for the […]

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Princeton researchers find fundamental mechanism of isobutanol’s toxic effect

Princeton researchers find fundamental mechanism of isobutanol’s toxic effect

April 28, 2020 |

In New Jersey, in a study published in the journal Cell Systems, researchers from Princeton University revealed a fundamental mechanism of isobutanol’s toxic effect. They found that in the presence of isobutanol, yeast behave like they are starving, even though they are in rich nutritious broth, causing them to slow their growth and metabolism. The […]

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Rutgers researchers find way to reduce cost of cellulosic biofuels

Rutgers researchers find way to reduce cost of cellulosic biofuels

January 14, 2020 |

In New Jersey, researchers from Rutgers University have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Their approach, featuring an ammonia-salt based solvent that rapidly turns plant fibers into sugars needed to make ethanol, works well at close […]

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ExxonMobil points to biofuels in The Way Ahead for 2020

ExxonMobil points to biofuels in The Way Ahead for 2020

January 6, 2020 |

In New Jersey, ExxonMobil VP for R&D Vijay Swarup published a column on 2020, “The Work Ahead” and said that “We are at a crucial inflection point with climate change, as is all too clear from the regular stream of updates in our news feeds every day. ExxonMobil’s annual Energy Outlook, which came out recently, […]

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Yale researchers convert CO2 and water into methanol with electricity

Yale researchers convert CO2 and water into methanol with electricity

December 4, 2019 |

In New Jersey, Yale researchers developed a catalyst that converts carbon dioxide and water into methanol using electricity. It’s a type of catalyst called a heterogeneous molecular electrocatalyst — “heterogeneous” because it’s a solid catalyst material operating in a liquid electrolyte, and “molecular” because the active site of the catalyst is a molecular structure. Researchers […]

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Princeton researchers discover genetic switch in yeast to boost isobutanol production

Princeton researchers discover genetic switch in yeast to boost isobutanol production

November 14, 2019 |

In New Jersey, yeast only creates a tiny amount of isobutanol. Now researchers at Princeton University have discovered a genetic switch that significantly ramps up production. The findings, published Nov. 13 in the journal Cell Systems, showed that the researchers were able to increase isobutanol production by roughly five times over that of standard yeast […]

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Chinese and Rutgers researchers discover how aquatic plants deal with water pollution

Chinese and Rutgers researchers discover how aquatic plants deal with water pollution

September 5, 2019 |

In New Jersey, Chinese and Rutgers scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels, antibiotics and other applications. The study is in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers used a new DNA sequencing approach […]

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Rutgers researchers discover how algae harness solar energy

Rutgers researchers discover how algae harness solar energy

August 15, 2019 |

In New Jersey, scientists have discovered how diatoms – a type of alga that produce 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen – harness solar energy for photosynthesis. The Rutgers University-led discovery, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help lead to more efficient and affordable algae-based biofuels and combat climate […]

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Fuel Bio One slapped with fine and five-year’s probation for wastewater spill

Fuel Bio One slapped with fine and five-year’s probation for wastewater spill

February 11, 2019 |

In New Jersey, an Elizabeth, New Jersey, biodiesel fuel company was sentenced for discharging more than 45,000 gallons of wastewater from its commercial biodiesel fuel production facility into the Arthur Kill, a waterway separating New Jersey from Staten Island, New York, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The company […]

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