Tag: Oregon

Oregon State University leads research on direct-ethanol fuel cells

Oregon State University leads research on direct-ethanol fuel cells

November 29, 2021 |

In Oregon, alternative-energy research at Oregon State University is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered by direct-ethanol fuel cells. Researchers have developed a catalyst that solves three key problems long associated with DEFC, as the cells are known: low efficiency, the cost of catalytic materials and the toxicity of chemical […]

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Oregon’s TriMet shifting to renewable diesel for diesel fixed-route buses

Oregon’s TriMet shifting to renewable diesel for diesel fixed-route buses

November 1, 2021 |

In Oregon, on Oct. 27, 2021, TriMet’s Board of Directors unanimously supported TriMet’s latest step to reduce our carbon footprint—shifting to renewable diesel to power its diesel fixed-route buses. As Oregon’s largest consumer of diesel, TriMet will lead the state’s transportation industry toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions with the move to renewable diesel that has […]

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NEXT Renewable Fuels running up against wetlands challenges for Oregon project

NEXT Renewable Fuels running up against wetlands challenges for Oregon project

October 18, 2021 |

In Oregon, Pamplin Media reports that NEXT Renewable Fuels is getting close to securing its permits to build a facility at Port Westward, but opponents to the project are getting louder. The project is set to be located on 118 acres of wetlands, and in order to do so the company has to create or […]

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Like Farm to Table food? Then you’ll love Field to Foot sneakers

Like Farm to Table food? Then you’ll love Field to Foot sneakers

October 4, 2021 |

In Oregon, KEEN Footwear has launched what it calls the industry’s first “field to foot” sneaker made using agricultural waste.  KEEN says it took two years to develop F2F in partnership with Huntsman Polyurethane.  “The use of agricultural waste within polyurethane is an important step toward transforming the footwear industry supply chain,” said Steve Burge, […]

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Shell commissions first US biomethane facility in Oregon

Shell commissions first US biomethane facility in Oregon

September 29, 2021 |

In Oregon, Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has successfully achieved startup and production of renewable natural gas (RNG) at its first US biomethane facility, Shell New Energies Junction City in Oregon. The facility utilizes locally sourced cow manure and excess agricultural residues to produce an expected 736,000 MMBtu a […]

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Better (carbon) footprint for your feet: Nike evaluating emissions-sequestering material from Newlight

Better (carbon) footprint for your feet: Nike evaluating emissions-sequestering material from Newlight

August 30, 2021 |

In Oregon, Nike is working with Newlight Technologies to explore the possibility of producing sneakers and apparel that actually sequester carbon instead of releasing it.  The partnership will look at using Newlight’s AirCarbon material, which is a biomaterial made from methane that escapes from defunct coal mines. According to Newlight, for every 1 kilogram of […]

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Zenith Energy seeks to nearly triple amount of renewable diesel handled in Portland

Zenith Energy seeks to nearly triple amount of renewable diesel handled in Portland

August 30, 2021 |

In Oregon, Zenith Energy announced a nearly three-fold increase in the amount of low-carbon, renewable diesel to be handled and stored at the Portland facility. This increase is the result of a new, long-term commitment with an existing customer who is committed to a low-carbon economy and providing renewable fuels to the greater Portland area. […]

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Oregon Governor signs law to increase ethanol blends

Oregon Governor signs law to increase ethanol blends

June 27, 2021 |

In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown signed a new law, HB 3051, that revises state law to clarify that gasoline sold in Oregon must contain at least 10 percent ethanol and gives retailers the ability to offer higher ethanol blends, like E15, across the state benefitting consumers and the environment. The new law is an important […]

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Nike adds pineapple leather to materials palette

Nike adds pineapple leather to materials palette

June 21, 2021 |

In Oregon, sneaker giant Nike has introduced a new collection incorporating a pineapple-based leather alternative produced in the Philippines. The Happy Pineapple collection debuted on June 17th and features some of Nike’s most recognizable styles, such as Air Force and Air Max.  The material—called Pinatex—is produced by United Kingdom’s Ananas Anam.  The material is made […]

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NEXT Renewable Fuels sees Oregon facility coming online in 2024

NEXT Renewable Fuels sees Oregon facility coming online in 2024

June 21, 2021 |

In Oregon, Columbia County Spotlight reports that following a leadership change and delays due to COVID-19, the planned NEXT Renewable Fuels facility near Clatskanie is expected to be operational in 2024, rather than in late 2021 or early 2022 as originally expected. The company is now under the leadership of a former board member who […]

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