Tag: North Carolina

GESS RNG Biogas USA announces four RNG projects across the country

GESS RNG Biogas USA announces four RNG projects across the country

January 4, 2022 |

In North Carolina, GESS RNG Biogas USA LLC announced four Renewable Natural Gas projects across the United States, thanks in part to successful development of a proprietary swine manure collection process that reduces the amount of manure fed into lagoons and significantly increases efficiency. This proprietary new process, which GESS RNG Biogas’s teams have been […]

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Seaweed yarn maker expands into Research Triangle

Seaweed yarn maker expands into Research Triangle

December 27, 2021 |

In North Carolina, AlgiKnit, a producer of seaweed-based yarn, has opened a production facility at Research Triangle for piloting innovations in partnership with major fashion brands. The new site centralizes AlgiKnit’s R&D, manufacturing, and business development.  “We know consumers need more cost-competitive, environmentally-sound material options that perform as well as conventional materials,” says Aaron Nesser, […]

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Plant-based laundry sheets win over Shark Tank investor

Plant-based laundry sheets win over Shark Tank investor

November 29, 2021 |

In North Carolina, two entrepreneurs who took their plant-based laundry sheets onto the popular Shark Tank product pitch reality show have walked away with an investment deal.  Daniel Lubetzky, a guest “shark” on the November 19 episode of the ABC hit—as well as the billionaire behind KIND Snacks and SOMOS foods—declared “we have a deal” […]

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Bill Gates invests in cell-based breast milk startup

Bill Gates invests in cell-based breast milk startup

October 25, 2021 |

In North Carolina, Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures has co-led an oversubscribed, $21-million Series A funding for cell-based breast milk startup Biomilq.  Using cellular agriculture techniques, Biomilq successfully produced human breast milk outside of the body earlier this year, and managed to produce important components such as anti-inflammatory polyunsaturated fatty acids.  The funding will accelerate […]

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PowerSecure’s PowerBlock generators now fully compatible with renewable diesel and RNG

PowerSecure’s PowerBlock generators now fully compatible with renewable diesel and RNG

September 1, 2021 |

In North Carolina, PowerSecure announced its PowerBlock generation solutions are fully compatible with renewable diesel and renewable natural gas (RNG). PowerSecure has formed a first-of-its-kind strategic collaboration with Neste, a major producer of renewable diesel, to offer its customers the option to power generators with renewable diesel. Renewable diesel and RNG are produced by recycling […]

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Biocement looks to solve infrastructure’s massive carbon problem

Biocement looks to solve infrastructure’s massive carbon problem

June 21, 2021 |

In North Carolina, startup Biomason is making tiles and bricks out of bacteria to provide an alternative to cement, which is responsible for large amounts of carbon dioxide emissions.  Cofounder and CEO Ginger Krieg Dosier tells Forbes that if cement were a country, it would be the world’s third largest emitter, behind China and the […]

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North Carolina startup claims first cell-cultured human breast milk

North Carolina startup claims first cell-cultured human breast milk

June 7, 2021 |

In North Carolina, startup Biomilq is claiming the first cell-cultured human breast milk and advancing its process using human mammary cells.  Instead of targeting components within human breast milk, Biomilq aims to produce milk that closely matches the macronutrient profile of breast milk, including the correct types and proportions of proteins, complex carbohydrates, fatty acids, […]

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North Carolina State University aim to turn paper sludge into biofuel

North Carolina State University aim to turn paper sludge into biofuel

April 12, 2021 |

In North Carolina, researchers from North Carolina State University, in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, are seeking to turn a waste product of pulp and paper mills known as “paper sludge” into a high-performance biofuel. The three-year grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and provides the researchers […]

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Stay cozy in quarantine with hemp socks

Stay cozy in quarantine with hemp socks

March 1, 2021 |

In North Carolina, Bear Fiber has created socks from hemp for a prototype project meant to demonstrate that “Hemp Makes it Better.”  In partnership with expert knitters at the Catawba Valley Community College’s Manufacturing Solutions Center in Conover, Bear Fiber has developed in a method that creates a “stronger, cotton-like hemp fiber” so you can […]

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North Carolina startup targets cultured collagen

North Carolina startup targets cultured collagen

February 15, 2021 |

In North Carolina, a startup launched in November of last year to manufacture common animal products collagen and gelatin using cell culture.  Collagen is extracted from the skin, tendons and bones of animals and used in everything from beauty products to cosmetic surgery. Gelatin is derived from collagen and widely used in food and cosmetics.  […]

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