Tag: New York

University of Buffalo researchers part of DOE wastewater/biomass project

University of Buffalo researchers part of DOE wastewater/biomass project

August 27, 2020 |

In New York state, researchers from the University of Buffalo are collaborators on a $2 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy that will study the use of algae to purify wastewater while simultaneously producing biomass for fuel production. They will focus on looking at the make-up and function of algae, which the […]

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BBB National Programs calls shenanigans on P&G detergent’s biobased claims

BBB National Programs calls shenanigans on P&G detergent’s biobased claims

August 24, 2020 |

In New York, the National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs is pushing Procter & Gamble to be more transparent about the plant-based content of its Purclean detergent brand. While the detergent packaging does note that it contains only three-quarters biobased content, The NAD says consumers are likely to conclude the entire formulation is made […]

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Ralph Lauren invests in waste fiber upcycling startup

Ralph Lauren invests in waste fiber upcycling startup

August 17, 2020 |

In New York, preppy fashion brand Ralph Lauren is investing in Natural Fiber Welding, a Peoria-Illinois-based startup developing a process to upcycle waste natural fibers into higher-performing materials. Founded in 2015, Natural Fiber Welding uses “precise manipulation of molecular bonding” to upgrade the performance of waste cotton and recycled fibers. Founder and CEO Luke Haverhals, […]

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Beauty brands eye mushroom packaging

Beauty brands eye mushroom packaging

August 17, 2020 |

In New York, mushroom packaging firm Ecovative Design is seeing increased demand from beauty brands seeking to reduce their plastics use amid consumer environmental concerns. “Mushrooms are nature’s recycling system,” Gavin McIntyre, co-founder of Ecovative Design, tells Vogue. “They’re decomposers. Mycelium grows really quickly and for the industrial process, [we’re able to grow it] in […]

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Pandemic pivot: Company converting dairy waste into alcohol switches to hand sanitizer production

Pandemic pivot: Company converting dairy waste into alcohol switches to hand sanitizer production

August 3, 2020 |

In New York, New Age Renewable Energy has been converting dairy waste into hand sanitizers to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is taking whey acid byproduct from milk production to produce gallon containers, 55-galon drums, and 275-gallon tanks of hand sanitizer, depending on organizational needs. The process was developed over the last few […]

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WNY Energy gets 10-year hydropower deal in exchange for $17.5M investment

WNY Energy gets 10-year hydropower deal in exchange for $17.5M investment

July 29, 2020 |

In New York state, local press reports that in order to facilitate a $17.5 million expansion including 10 new jobs, the New York Power Authority has granted Medina-based WNY Energy access to cheap hydropower. The allotment will provide the ethanol producer with 700 kilowatts of power for the next 10 years. The investment plan is […]

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New York shoe brand launches renewable casual sneaker

New York shoe brand launches renewable casual sneaker

July 20, 2020 |

In New York, popular lifestyle shoe company Soludos has launched a sneaker made entirely of natural or recycled materials. Dubbed Yebo, the upper is made from corn extract while the outsole is produced from recycled rubber and cork. “We quite literally searched all over the world for the highest quality ingredients,” the company says in […]

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Cornell researchers lead on turning DNA into biodegradable gels and plastics

Cornell researchers lead on turning DNA into biodegradable gels and plastics

June 24, 2020 |

In New York state, Cornell-led collaboration is turning DNA from organic matter—such as onions, fish and algae—into biodegradable gels and plastics. The resulting materials could be used to create everyday plastic objects, unusually strong adhesives, multifunctional composites and more effective methods for drug delivery, without harming the environment the way petrochemical-based materials do. The team’s […]

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D6 RIN prices jump on expectations of few SRE approvals

D6 RIN prices jump on expectations of few SRE approvals

June 3, 2020 |

In New York state, Platts reports that D6 RIN prices have jumped in value this week due to expectations that the Environmental Protection Agency will approve fewer small refinery hardship waivers due to close scrutiny into their approval processes. With RIN prices well over 50 cents each now, some market participants say that if as […]

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D4 RIN prices reach highest seen since December 2019

D4 RIN prices reach highest seen since December 2019

May 28, 2020 |

In New York, Platts reports D4 prices rose to their highest level since December at 56 cents/RIN on the back of expected higher blending mandates from the Environmental Protection Agency. Between higher blending expected for 2021 and fewer waivers that will likely be granted under the small refinery exemption program following significant scrutiny, prices have […]

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