Tag: New Jersey

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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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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