Tag: New York

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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DOE awards Cornell researchers $2 million to study inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles’ role in bioenergy production

DOE awards Cornell researchers $2 million to study inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles’ role in bioenergy production

September 24, 2019 |

In New York state, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers $2 million to study the combination of inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles and bacterial cells for more efficient bioenergy conversion. The Cornell project was one of six selected by the DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research to explore microscopic […]

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SpiceJet promises to fly 100 million passengars on aviation biofuel by 2030

SpiceJet promises to fly 100 million passengars on aviation biofuel by 2030

September 23, 2019 |

In New York state, the CEO of India’s SpiceJet announced the airline will fly 100 million passengers on aviation biofuels by 2030. That is the same number of passengers the airline flew in 2015 alone. Of the 150,000 flights that have so far flown on aviation biofuels, the company has only flown one flight, but […]

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Earth BioGenome Project makes progress on sequencing more than 9,000 species

Earth BioGenome Project makes progress on sequencing more than 9,000 species

September 2, 2019 |

In New York state, during its inaugural year, the Earth BioGenome Project has established a foundation that will carry it toward completion of Phase I of the project – the sequencing of a representative species of each of the approximately 9,300 known eukaryotic taxonomic families of plants, animals, protozoa, fungi, and other microbes in the […]

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Democratic Candidates Promise Sweeping Changes in the U.S. Energy Sector – but What Can Actually Get Done?: New Report

Democratic Candidates Promise Sweeping Changes in the U.S. Energy Sector – but What Can Actually Get Done?: New Report

August 28, 2019 |

In New York, Raymond James issued an  in depth analysis of the the energy and climate/environmental policy proposals of the leading Democratic candidates. The focus is on the three candidates who are consistently leading the national and early-state primary polls: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, though we will […]

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Researchers find compounds from worms could protect plants without pesticides

Researchers find compounds from worms could protect plants without pesticides

July 30, 2019 |

In New York state, researchers at Boyce Thompson Institute have found that compounds from an unlikely source—microscopic soil roundworms—could protect crops from pests and pathogens without using toxic pesticides. As described in research published in the May 2019 issue of Journal of Phytopathology, these compounds helped protect major crops from various pathogens, and thus have […]

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IHS Markit to deliver Canada’s Carbon Credit and Tracking Solution

IHS Markit to deliver Canada’s Carbon Credit and Tracking Solution

July 24, 2019 |

In New York state, IHS Markit announced it will deliver the Government of Canada’s Carbon Credit and Tracking Solution. The solution will reinforce Canada’s federal measures to mitigate emissions under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and provide tracking for the federal Output-Based Pricing System. The federal Output-Based Pricing System is designed […]

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Renewable oil refinery possibility for ReEnergy’s former Lyonsdale Biomass power plant

Renewable oil refinery possibility for ReEnergy’s former Lyonsdale Biomass power plant

July 22, 2019 |

In New York state, the Lyonsdale Biomass energy facility will be dismantled this summer and the vacant 46-acre property will be transferred to the Lewis County Industrial Development Agency under the terms of an agreement recently executed by the two parties. Under the terms of the agreement, ReEnergy will continue to work with the Lewis […]

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