Tag: North Carolina

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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North Carolina company to launch plant-based hair

North Carolina company to launch plant-based hair

November 2, 2020 |

In North Carolina, a local entrepreneur has developed synthetic hair made from natural materials. Ciara May tells bizjournals her company, Rebundle, was founded in 2019 to replace the synthetic hair extensions commonly used by black women for braiding with a biodegradable alternative that does not contain irritants or toxic chemicals. “Last summer I experienced severe […]

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New round of Clean Fuel Advanced Technology grants available

New round of Clean Fuel Advanced Technology grants available

January 8, 2020 |

In North Carolina, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at North Carolina State University announces the following request for proposals (RFP) through the 2020 Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project. The 2020 initiative will offer $1.4 million, focused on reducing transportation-related emissions, and supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding from the […]

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North Carolina teachers get hands-on bioeconomy and bioenergy training

North Carolina teachers get hands-on bioeconomy and bioenergy training

August 8, 2019 |

In North Carolina, sixteen high school science and career and technical education (CTE) teachers attended a four-day hands-on professional development workshop at NC State in July. The workshop was part of the USDA-funded Sustainable Bioproducts and Bioenergy Program (SBBP), a collaboration between NC State’s College of Natural Resources and College of Education. The high school […]

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Federal grand jury charges band of 21 in UCO theft, money laundering and immigration fraud

Federal grand jury charges band of 21 in UCO theft, money laundering and immigration fraud

June 24, 2019 |

In North Carolina, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned a Superseding Indictment charging 21 individuals from North Carolina, New York, Turkey, Mexico and El Salvador on charges of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen used cooking oil, money laundering, […]

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