Tag: North Carolina

Global corn production seen rising 11% over next five years

Global corn production seen rising 11% over next five years

January 10, 2023 |

In North Carolina, Beroe says global corn production has risen by approximately 11 percent over five years as a response to the rise in corn demand by roughly 14 percent during the same period. The end-user industries, including corn starch and animal feed, are the main forces behind supply and demand, impacting price trends. The key […]

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Honeywell announces new ETJ technology

Honeywell announces new ETJ technology

October 10, 2022 |

In North Carolina, Honeywell announced a new, innovative ethanol-to-jet fuel (ETJ) processing technology that allows producers to convert corn-based, cellulosic, or sugar-based ethanol into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Depending on the type of ethanol feedstock used, jet fuel produced from Honeywell’s ethanol-to-jet fuel process can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% on a total […]

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BIOPHIL Natural Fibers to invest $10.9M in North Carolina facility

BIOPHIL Natural Fibers to invest $10.9M in North Carolina facility

October 10, 2022 |

In North Carolina, BIOPHIL Natural Fibers, a manufacturer of organic raw materials, will create 41 new jobs in Robeson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced. The company will invest more than $10.9 million to locate a new processing operation to Lumberton. Founded in 2019, BIOPHIL processes hemp stalk to produce fiber and hurd as a sustainable […]

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Duke University researchers show how microbes share information

Duke University researchers show how microbes share information

September 6, 2022 |

In North Carolina, biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a microbial community phenomenon that essentially equates to teaching neighbors how to complete necessary tasks by ripping out and sharing parts of the brain. The process allows microbiomes to keep themselves and their environments healthy and could help scientists create robust, bespoke microbial systems for […]

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Duke University researchers find way to make plants heatwave-tolerant

Duke University researchers find way to make plants heatwave-tolerant

August 24, 2022 |

In North Carolina, when heat waves hit, they don’t just take a toll on people — the plants we depend on for food suffer too. That’s because when temperatures get too high, certain plant defenses don’t work as well, leaving them more susceptible to attacks from pathogens and insect pests. Now, Duke University scientists say […]

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Honeywell Ventures invests in Electric Hydrogen’s Series B round financing

Honeywell Ventures invests in Electric Hydrogen’s Series B round financing

July 12, 2022 |

In North Carolina, Honeywell Ventures has contributed to Electric Hydrogen’s Series B round financing. Honeywell joins a select group of investors and banks to bring the total funding for the round to $198M. Electric Hydrogen (EH2) is developing a new generation of electrolyzer technologies to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, which when powered by […]

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Researchers ID protein that keeps plants from standing heat stress

Researchers ID protein that keeps plants from standing heat stress

June 30, 2022 |

In North Carolina, when heat waves hit, they don’t just take a toll on people — the plants we depend on for food suffer too. That’s because when temperatures get too high, certain plant defenses don’t work as well, leaving them more susceptible to attacks from pathogens and insect pests. Now, scientists say they have […]

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USDA Invests in New HBCU Agribusiness Innovation Center at NC A&T State University

USDA Invests in New HBCU Agribusiness Innovation Center at NC A&T State University

June 20, 2022 |

In North Carolina, USDA-NIFA is investing $1.92 million to establish an Agriculture Business Innovation Center at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a Historically Black College and University in Greensboro, North Carolina. The new innovation center will serve as a technical assistance hub to enhance agriculture-based business development opportunities nationwide, The FY 2021 Consolidated […]

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Duke University to install biobased turf for field hockey

Duke University to install biobased turf for field hockey

May 9, 2022 |

In North Carolina, Duke University will soon become the first collegiate field hockey program in the United States to use AstroTurf’s Poligras Tokyo GT biobased turf.  Made from sugarcane, the turf will be installed at the school’s Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium in June as part of a larger renovation project for the school’s […]

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North Carolina State University researchers develop new biomaterial from sawdust

North Carolina State University researchers develop new biomaterial from sawdust

April 28, 2022 |

In North Carolina, North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new biomaterial that could help solve the worsening problem of plastic pollution by discovering how to convert leftover sawdust powder and agro-residues into a Styrofoam-like packaging material.  The wood-based material could someday replace the plastics found in many single-use items. With support from the […]

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