Tag: Oregon

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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Kanye set to drop algae-foam Yeezy sneakers

Kanye set to drop algae-foam Yeezy sneakers

June 14, 2021 |

In Oregon, Kanye West’s Yeezy sneaker line is set to drop three new designs made using algae-based foam.  Dubbed Yeezy Foam Runner, the sneakers are made in the distinct Yeezy style and are offered in yellow and camouflage. They are expected to go on sale in July, while a red algae-foam Yeezy kick will be […]

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Red Rock Biofuels to sell bonds in order to secure gap funding

Red Rock Biofuels to sell bonds in order to secure gap funding

May 3, 2021 |

In Oregon, the Lake County Examiner newspaper reports that Red Rock Biofuels confirmed it has run out of funding for its first of a kind aviation biofuel project, so is leveraging its $300 million in existing property and assets to raise funding through bonds. Redesigns meant to boost production capacity by 15% have led to […]

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Oregon state bill looks to ban diesel in state by 2028

Oregon state bill looks to ban diesel in state by 2028

March 10, 2021 |

In Oregon, CDL Life reports Republicans in the state’s House of Representatives are lashing out against a bill brought by Democrat Rep. Karin Power that seeks to ban the sale of diesel at fueling stations in the state beginning in 2024. The bill proposes a schedule to phase out the sale of diesel, beginning with […]

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Global Partners receives first renewable diesel shipment at Port of Columbia County

Global Partners receives first renewable diesel shipment at Port of Columbia County

February 9, 2021 |

In Oregon, local press reports that Global Partners has received its first shipment of renewable diesel at its Clatskanie facility at the Port of Columbia County even though its permits from the state’s Department of Environmental Quality are under review following complaints from environmental activists. The facility received its permits to transship renewable diesel in […]

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NW Natural and BioCarbN to convert methane from some Tyson Foods facilities into RNG

NW Natural and BioCarbN to convert methane from some Tyson Foods facilities into RNG

January 14, 2021 |

In Oregon, NW Natural is partnering with BioCarbN to convert methane from some of Tyson Foods facilities into renewable natural gas (RNG) to heat homes and businesses.  Under this partnership, NW Natural has options to invest up to an estimated $38 million in four separate RNG development projects that will access biogas derived from water […]

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PNW company extends Neste MY Renewable Diesel to supply the region

PNW company extends Neste MY Renewable Diesel to supply the region

December 29, 2020 |

In Oregon, Carson announced it extended its renewable diesel agreement with Neste – expanding it into a multi-year contract. Through this partnership, Carson will be able to continue to provide its extensive government and commercial customer base across the Pacific Northwest with a reliable supply of Neste MY Renewable Diesel at a competitive price. A […]

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Oregon DEQ to review air quality permit for Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery

Oregon DEQ to review air quality permit for Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery

October 13, 2020 |

In Oregon, the Columbia County Spotlight reports the state’s department of environmental quality will review the air quality permit it approved for the Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery in August following a request by Columbia Riverkeeper, Northwest Environmental Defense Center and Neighbors for Clean Air. The permit, which allows the company to transport renewable diesel, which is […]

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Global Energy gets permit renewal allowing for renewable diesel transshipping

Global Energy gets permit renewal allowing for renewable diesel transshipping

July 6, 2020 |

In Oregon, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that despite criticism from civil society organizations, the Department of Environmental Quality has renewed Global Energy’s Standard Air Contaminant Discharge Permit at its Clatskanie facility. The permit will allow the company to transport renewable diesel rather than the ethanol originally permitted, which could start to move by the end […]

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