Tag: New Jersey

Princeton researchers develop platform easing chemical production from cellulose

Princeton researchers develop platform easing chemical production from cellulose

September 8, 2021 |

In New Jersey, Princeton researchers have developed a new way to make fuel from cellulose speeding up a notoriously long and slow chemical process and in some cases doubling energy yields over comparable methods.  Their platform uses a recently developed cellulose emulsion that makes it easier to metabolize the compound into other chemicals. Combining that […]

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Rutgers-led team using duckweed as model plants for deeper research

Rutgers-led team using duckweed as model plants for deeper research

August 17, 2021 |

In New Jersey, duckweed is an excellent laboratory model for scientists to discover new strategies for growing hardier and more sustainable crops in an age of climate change and global population boom, a Rutgers-led study finds.  Researchers from Rutgers, the Salk Institute and an international team of specialists reviewed the anatomy, growth, physiology and molecular […]

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VoltH2 to build green hydrogen plant in North Sea port

VoltH2 to build green hydrogen plant in North Sea port

May 17, 2021 |

In New Jersey, Vision Hydrogen Corporation announced that VoltH2, a Europe-based developer of green hydrogen production infrastructure projects that is 17.5% owned by the company, has signed a cooperation agreement to prepare for the construction of a green hydrogen production plant in the North Sea Port harbor city of Terneuzen, Netherlands. The location will be […]

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Vegan leather maker raises $130 million, brings fashion veteran on as CEO

Vegan leather maker raises $130 million, brings fashion veteran on as CEO

May 3, 2021 |

In New Jersey, Modern Meadow, a startup developing biofabricated materials with properties similar to leather, has raised $130 million in a series C funding.  Led by Key Partners Capital with participation from Astanor Ventures, Horizons Ventures and Cape Capital, the Series C “cements Modern Meadow as a leader in biofabrication,” according to a press release.  […]

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Al-Corn Clean Fuels contracts for facility expansion to include USP grade ethanol

Al-Corn Clean Fuels contracts for facility expansion to include USP grade ethanol

February 11, 2021 |

In New Jersey, Thermal Kinetics, a division of RCM Technologies (USA), Inc., has been contracted by Al-Corn Clean Fuels to expand its existing Fuel Ethanol facility to produce 20,000,000 gallons per year of USP Grade Ethanol to meet the growing need for the sanitizer market.  Thermal Kinetics is executing additional projects related to the growing demand […]

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Princeton researchers lead study looking at what US needs to reach net zero by 2050

Princeton researchers lead study looking at what US needs to reach net zero by 2050

December 30, 2020 |

In New Jersey, with a massive, nationwide effort the United States could reach net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 using existing technology and at costs aligned with historical spending on energy, according to a study led by Princeton University researchers.  The new “Net-Zero America” research outlines five distinct technological pathways for the United States […]

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Trailblazing natural mattress company celebrates 20 years

Trailblazing natural mattress company celebrates 20 years

September 28, 2020 |

In New Jersey, a mattress manufacturer devoted to using natural materials is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Mark Tremlett and Peter Tindall founded Naturalmat in 2020 and have since grown the business to include mattresses, toppers, headboards, and bedding from renewable materials, including coconut husk and natural latex.   The duo were inspired by their love […]

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Princeton researchers develop molecular tools to control cellular activities

Princeton researchers develop molecular tools to control cellular activities

September 9, 2020 |

In New Jersey, a Princeton team has developed a class of light-switchable, highly adaptable molecular tools with new capabilities to control cellular activities. The antibody-like proteins, called OptoBinders, allow researchers to rapidly control processes inside and outside of cells by directing their localization, with potential applications including protein purification, the improved production of biofuels, and […]

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Primed for biobased: RB launches amazon-exclusive renewable laundry products

Primed for biobased: RB launches amazon-exclusive renewable laundry products

August 31, 2020 |

In New Jersey, consumer products giant RB has launched a plant-based laundry care brand exclusively for amazon. Dubbed Botanical Origin, the brand will include a laundry detergent that is 67% biobased and a fabric softener that is 71% biobased. Both products have their biobased content certified by the United States Department of Agriculture. “We saw […]

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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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