Tag: Ohio

Bioplastic scoliosis brace wins James Dyson Award

Bioplastic scoliosis brace wins James Dyson Award

October 10, 2022 |

In Ohio, a bioplastic scoliosis brace designed by University of Cincinnati grad student Sangyu Xi has won the US section of the James Dyson Awards.  Scoliosis develops during puberty and is marketed by a curved spine. The brace—dubbed Airy—is made from polylactic acid and is designed to have an off-the-shelf fit for teen girls.  “I […]

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Ohio State University scores $2.5M DOE grant to create new biofuel

Ohio State University scores $2.5M DOE grant to create new biofuel

September 14, 2022 |

In Ohio, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Energy has awarded a $2.5 million grant to The Ohio State University (OSU) for research on the creation of new biofuel energy to help decarbonize multiple sectors.  The investment was administered by DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), which is focused on developing technologies that convert […]

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Babcock & Wilcox teams with Newpoint Gas on advanced hydrogen

Babcock & Wilcox teams with Newpoint Gas on advanced hydrogen

August 15, 2022 |

In Ohio, Babcock & Wilcox has signed a teaming agreement with Newpoint Gas to serve as a foundational technology partner, and provide advanced hydrogen generation, decarbonization and combustion technologies for the redevelopment of the former U.S. Department of Energy Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site near Piketon, Ohio.  B&W will supply its BrightLoopTM technology to produce […]

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TravelCenters of America survey shows fleets transitioning to sustainable fuels

TravelCenters of America survey shows fleets transitioning to sustainable fuels

August 11, 2022 |

In Ohio, leaders of the largest U.S. trucking fleets are moving forward with planning and investment in fleets powered by sustainable fuels, according to a new survey released by TravelCenters of America Inc. Fleet companies have begun making investments in electric and hydrogen powered vehicles and expect to continue to do so in the next […]

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Hexion begins using bio-based methanol for formaldehyde production in Texas

Hexion begins using bio-based methanol for formaldehyde production in Texas

July 18, 2022 |

In Ohio, Hexion Inc. announced that it has begun using bio-based methanol in the production of formaldehyde at its Baytown, Texas, manufacturing site. The formaldehyde is then provided to a key customer that leverages bio-benzene to produce methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), ultimately offering a product with more sustainable attributes through significantly lower air emissions compared […]

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Ohio becomes eighth state to notify EPA it will allow year-round E15 from 2023

Ohio becomes eighth state to notify EPA it will allow year-round E15 from 2023

June 22, 2022 |

In Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine has notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that he is taking action to allow the year-round sale of lower-carbon, lower-cost E15 in his state beginning in 2023. Ohio joins eight other Midwestern states that took similar action in April. DeWine is exercising the authority granted to state governors under the Clean […]

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Goodyear and Department of Defense eye the unassuming dandelion as domestic source of rubber

Goodyear and Department of Defense eye the unassuming dandelion as domestic source of rubber

April 11, 2022 |

In Ohio, a consortium including tire giant Goodyear and the US Air Force is working to develop a domestic source of natural rubber from dandelions.  Natural rubber has been classified as a strategic raw material that serves as a critical ingredient in military, aircraft and truck tires. More than 90% of the world’s natural rubber […]

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Babcock & Wilcox team with Kiewit to develop 200MW power plant for Grön Fuels

Babcock & Wilcox team with Kiewit to develop 200MW power plant for Grön Fuels

March 31, 2022 |

In Ohio, Babcock & Wilcox announced it will partner with Kiewit Industrial to deliver Fidelis New Energy’s planned net-negative carbon impact biomass power plant at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The 200-megawatt electric plant will be the largest of its kind in the world. The planned facility, called Project Cyclus, will provide power […]

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Ohio Soybean Association joins federal petition in support of domestic biofuels

Ohio Soybean Association joins federal petition in support of domestic biofuels

March 20, 2022 |

In Ohio, at a time of growing consensus on the need for greater reliance on domestic fuel sources, Highland County Press reports that the Ohio Soybean Association joined other state soybean associations in support of a petition to include biofuels in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s vehicle standards. OSA filed the petition with a federal […]

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ARS and OSU researchers develop process for biobutanol from sweet sorghum bagasse

ARS and OSU researchers develop process for biobutanol from sweet sorghum bagasse

February 14, 2022 |

In Ohio, a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Ohio State University (OSU) scientists has devised a procedure for making bio-butanol from sweet sorghum bagasse. Bio-butanol derived from cellulosic sugars in agricultural wastes is appealing because of its potential to lessen the reliance on gasoline and other nonrenewable fuels. Bio-butanol, along with ethanol, is […]

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