Tag: New Jersey

RenewCO2 spins out of Rutgers University following investment rounds

RenewCO2 spins out of Rutgers University following investment rounds

October 17, 2022 |

In New Jersey, startup RenewCO2 announced its spin-out from Rutgers University, securing an exclusive licensing to scale its novel catalyst technology to convert carbon from hard-to-abate sectors and transform it into a feedstock for carbon-negative, plastic monomers at a fraction of the cost of plastics derived from fossil sources. Founded by two immigrants out of […]

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Rutgers University spins off RenewCO2 to create carbon-negative, plastic monomers

Rutgers University spins off RenewCO2 to create carbon-negative, plastic monomers

September 21, 2022 |

In New Jersey, with chemical production lending to more than 15% of global industrial greenhouse gas emissions, startup RenewCO2 announced its spin-out from Rutgers University, securing an exclusive licensing to scale its novel catalyst technology to convert carbon from hard-to-abate sectors and transform it into a feedstock for carbon-negative, plastic monomers at a fraction of […]

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Modern Meadow’s Bio-Alloy shortlisted for three design awards

Modern Meadow’s Bio-Alloy shortlisted for three design awards

September 19, 2022 |

In New Jersey, biobased materials firm Modern Meadow has been named a finalist in three categories of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards.  The company’s Bio-Alloy platform delivers 13 miscible blends of plant-based proteins and biopolymers. The blends provide varying mechanical and thermal properties with a number of commercial applications.  Modern Meadow’s BioFabbrica Bio-Tex™, for […]

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Bioplastics producer sells New Jersey deli

Bioplastics producer sells New Jersey deli

August 29, 2022 |

In New Jersey, hemp bioplastics producer Makamer Holdings has sold a small-town deli once valued at $100 million for $15,000, plus another $700 in inventory.  Paulsboro’s Your Hometown Deli, once the sole asset of Hometown International, went viral in 2021 when hedgie David Einhorn used it as an example of public market chicanery.  “The pastrami […]

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Time is right: Casio launches biobased watch for mountain climbing

Time is right: Casio launches biobased watch for mountain climbing

August 1, 2022 |

In New Jersey, watchmaker Casio has expanded its biomass-based watch collection with three new watches. Incorporating raw materials from castor beans and corn, the Pro Trek Biomass Collection includes the PRG340 Climber series designed for mountain climbing, trekking, and other outdoor activities.  According to Casio, the series’ bezels, which are more prone to impact than […]

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Rutgers University researcher develops bio-based that be switched on

Rutgers University researcher develops bio-based that be switched on

July 6, 2022 |

In New Jersey, aiming to produce environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic food wrap and containers, a Rutgers scientist has developed a biodegradable, plant-based coating that can be sprayed on foods, guarding against pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms and transportation damage.  The scalable process could potentially reduce the adverse environmental impact of plastic food packaging as well […]

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New Jersey deli worth $100 million to merge with bioplastics maker

New Jersey deli worth $100 million to merge with bioplastics maker

April 4, 2022 |

In New Jersey, a small-town deli with an inexplicable market cap of $100 million—and viral fame as an example of stock market excess and insufficient regulatory oversight—has filed with the SEC to merge with hemp-based plastic company Makamer.   The deli’s owner, Hometown International, first came to public attention in April 2021 when hedgie David Einhorn […]

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Princeton University make glowing yeast cultures

Princeton University make glowing yeast cultures

January 31, 2022 |

In New Jersey, deploying a technique that promises to supercharge the development of biofuels, researchers at Princeton University have found a way to make yeast cultures glow when producing next generation fuels that could power cars and airplanes.  The glowing cultures address a major challenge that has slowed biofuel production: developing yeast strains that produce […]

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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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