Tag: New York

US and Brazil both seen scaling back ethanol production over next few months

US and Brazil both seen scaling back ethanol production over next few months

June 22, 2021 |

In New York, Reuters reports that both the US and Brazil are expected to cut ethanol production over the next few months as rising feedstock prices for corn and sugar, respectively, make production uneconomical. Supplies for both feedstocks are tight, squeezing margins while high ethanol prices are making gasoline more expensive at the pump rather […]

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D6 RIN prices slip to three-month low on news of lower 2021 and 2022 RVO

D6 RIN prices slip to three-month low on news of lower 2021 and 2022 RVO

June 16, 2021 |

In New York state, Platts reports that as a result of the news the Biden Administration is looking to reduce the biofuel blending mandate in 2021 and 2022 to support oil refiners, D6 RIN prices fell to a three-month low of $1.25, down 19.75 cents from Tuesday. The 2021 blending mandate should have been published […]

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Undisputed GOAT Tom Brady expands biodegradable sunglass line

Undisputed GOAT Tom Brady expands biodegradable sunglass line

June 14, 2021 |

In New York, sunglass company Christopher Cloos has added new styles to the biodegradable sunglass line it launched late last year with Greatest Of All Time quarterback Tom Brady under center as spokesman. The line focuses on classic shapes and designs and uses M49 Mazzucchelli, a bioplastic made in Italy and composed of cellulose acetate, […]

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Tom Ford, Entourage star launch degradable plastic contest

Tom Ford, Entourage star launch degradable plastic contest

May 24, 2021 |

In New York, high fashion tastemaker Tom Ford and celebrity-backed environmental consultancy 52HZ are offering a $1.2 million prize for a degradable plastic.  The Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize is meant to encourage designers and manufacturers to create an alternative for thin-film plastics that would break down in both soil and ocean conditions.  According to […]

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Jessica Alba’s The Honest Co. surges in debut

Jessica Alba’s The Honest Co. surges in debut

May 10, 2021 |

In New York, The Honest Co., Jessica Alba’s natural-focused consumer goods brand, saw shares increase 44% in its initial public offering on Wednesday, May 5, valuing the company at $2.5 billion.  Alba, perhaps best known for her role as Susan Storm in 2005’s Fantastic Four franchise, founded the brand in 2011. It sells products such […]

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Researchers report 3D-printed microalgae breakthrough

Researchers report 3D-printed microalgae breakthrough

May 3, 2021 |

In New York and the Netherlands, researchers have successfully 3-D printed living algae to create a self-sustaining material that could have wide-ranging applications in everything from fashion to Mars colonization.  The breakthrough was the result of a collaboration between the University of Rochester and Delft University of Technology and involved treating living microalgae like ink […]

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Fortistar Methane Group, TruStar Energy merge to form market-leader in renewable natural gas

Fortistar Methane Group, TruStar Energy merge to form market-leader in renewable natural gas

April 22, 2021 |

In New York, the private equity firm Fortistar has merged its portfolio companies Fortistar Methane Group, a developer of renewable natural gas facilities, and TruStar Energy, a market leader in RNG fuel supply into the new Opal Fuels. The merger creates a complete, vertically-integrated business that handles every step from project development and construction to […]

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Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance launched to promote investment in SAF

Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance launched to promote investment in SAF

April 20, 2021 |

In New York state, RMI and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) launched the Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA) supported by founding companies Boeing, BCG, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Netflix, and Salesforce. SABA’s mission is to accelerate the path to net zero aviation by driving investment in high quality sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), catalyzing new SAF production […]

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NYC art revival plan includes soy-based green space at Lincoln Center

NYC art revival plan includes soy-based green space at Lincoln Center

April 19, 2021 |

In New York, the well-known promenade outside the MET opera and Juilliard will be made into a green space this summer using partially biobased faux turf.  Also known as the Josie Robertson Plaza, the 14,000 square foot space will be called The GREEN. The grass-like material is produced by SYN Lawn using soy raw material. […]

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Mushroom for growth: Fungi firm raises $60 million

Mushroom for growth: Fungi firm raises $60 million

April 5, 2021 |

In New York, mycelium-based materials firm Ecovative has raised $60 million to add capacity and advance development and commercialization in textiles, packaging and food sectors.  The Series D round brings Ecovative’s total funding to $100 million. It was led by Viking Global Investors, and Senator Investment Group, Trousdale Ventures, and AiiM Partners also participated.  Mycelium […]

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