Tag: New York

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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New York researchers develop brown grease biodiesel production method

New York researchers develop brown grease biodiesel production method

April 30, 2020 |

In New York state, research on transforming brown grease into biodiesel fuel has been published in the Journal of Biochemical Engineering under the title “Biodiesel fuel production from brown grease produced by wastewater treatment plant: Optimization of acid catalyzed reaction conditions.” The groundbreaking research describes the process of using water treatment plant waste to create […]

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Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers design platinum-based catalyst

Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers design platinum-based catalyst

March 26, 2020 |

In New York state, scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a catalyst composed of very low concentrations of platinum (single atoms and clusters smaller than billionths of a meter) on the surface of titanium dioxide. They demonstrated how this catalyst significantly enhances the rate of breaking a particular carbon-oxygen bond for the conversion of […]

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Coalition seeks Low Carbon Fuel Standard for New York state

Coalition seeks Low Carbon Fuel Standard for New York state

January 20, 2020 |

In New York state, a coalition of private sector and civil society have created the New York Clean Fuels Coalition to urge the state to take up a Low Carbon Fuels Standard similar to California and Oregon. In a letter to the governor, the coalition said, “The LCFS is a budget-neutral, technology neutral-solution that promotes […]

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Plug Power receives $172 million order from stealthy Fortune 100 company

Plug Power receives $172 million order from stealthy Fortune 100 company

January 7, 2020 |

In New York, Plug Power has received a $172 million order from a Fortune 100 company to deploy fuel cells across its distribution network over the next two years. Plug Power’s CEO hinted at the Fortune 100 company by stating that “The material handling industry remains our core growth market in the near-term. This sizable […]

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JetBlue starts aviation biofuels flights from SFO in 2020, pledges “carbon neutral” by July through offsetting

JetBlue starts aviation biofuels flights from SFO in 2020, pledges “carbon neutral” by July through offsetting

January 6, 2020 |

In New York, JetBlue will offset carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) from jet fuel for all domestic JetBlue flights beginning in July 2020, making it the first major U.S. airline to take this critical and measurable step toward reducing its contribution to global warming. JetBlue also announced plans to start flying with sustainable aviation fuel in […]

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Cold Spring Harbor lab researchers double amount of grain in sorghum

Cold Spring Harbor lab researchers double amount of grain in sorghum

November 6, 2019 |

In New York state, plant scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), in their search for solutions to global food production challenges, have doubled the amount of grains that a sorghum plant can yield. Sorghum, one of the world’s most important sources of food, animal feed, and biofuel, is […]

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Optimus Technologies wins $1 million grand prize at NY’s 76West Clean Energy Competition

Optimus Technologies wins $1 million grand prize at NY’s 76West Clean Energy Competition

October 2, 2019 |

In New York state, Pittsburgh-based Optimus Technologies, which manufactures biodiesel fuel systems for diesel trucks that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs, was named the $1 million grand prize winner of the 76West Clean Energy Competition, one of the largest competitions in the country that supports growing clean energy businesses to foster economic development, […]

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