Tag: Oregon

NEXT Renewable Fuels scores latest state permits for $2B Oregon project

NEXT Renewable Fuels scores latest state permits for $2B Oregon project

March 28, 2022 |

In Oregon, the Oregon Department of State Lands (ODSL) approved the Removal-Fill permit for NEXT Renewable Fuels’ $2 billion clean fuels project. The approval allows NEXT to build a renewable diesel facility that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7 million tons each year and restore nearly 500 acres of wetlands to create habitat in […]

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OSU researcher harvests carbon dioxide for valuable chemicals using novel compound

OSU researcher harvests carbon dioxide for valuable chemicals using novel compound

January 18, 2022 |

In Oregon, carbon dioxide can be harvested from smokestacks and used to create commercially valuable chemicals thanks to a novel compound developed by a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University researcher. Published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, the study shows that the new metal organic framework, loaded with a common industrial […]

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Portland’s TriMet launches RD99 in buses running through the region

Portland’s TriMet launches RD99 in buses running through the region

December 6, 2021 |

In Oregon, starting Dec. 2, 2021, all TriMet buses began running on routes throughout the tri-county Portland metro area powered by renewable diesel. TriMet is using a blend of 99% renewable diesel and 1% petroleum. The change in fuels will reduce the carbon dioxide equivalent emissions coming from an individual bus by nearly 99%. When […]

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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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