Tag: pennsylvania

Trinseo and ETB team on scaling up ethanol-based 1,3-butadiene

Trinseo and ETB team on scaling up ethanol-based 1,3-butadiene

May 3, 2021 |

In Pennsylvania, Trinseo and ETB have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the development of purified bio-based 1,3-butadiene. This will see the two companies combine their respective technology and process expertise to accelerate the development of viable, renewably sourced material solutions.  Under the partnership, the companies will jointly explore opportunities to scale up […]

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Partnership announced to promote bioLPG

Partnership announced to promote bioLPG

February 3, 2021 |

In Pennsylvania, UGI International announced a new supply and development partnership with Ekobenz, a Polish technology specialist in catalytic conversion of bioethanol to bio-gasoline and bioLPG. Per the terms of the agreement, UGI International has secured the exclusive rights to Ekobenz’ supply of bioLPG, a renewable form of propane-butane produced from advanced bioethanol. The primary […]

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Pennsylvania company scores $2M grant to support cellulosic biofuel production

Pennsylvania company scores $2M grant to support cellulosic biofuel production

December 29, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, Crawford Advanced Materials, LLC, comprised of both Homeland Fuels Company and Crawford Renewable Energy, was awarded $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds to develop a biodiesel facility within the Keystone Regional Industrial Park in Crawford County. The project will include the construction of site access driveways and parking areas, water […]

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Popular cosmetics applicator gets a green makeover

Popular cosmetics applicator gets a green makeover

December 28, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, a blockbuster beauty product for applying flawless foundation is set to launch a plant-based version. Beautyblender, a now-ubiquitous egg-shaped sponge introduced by makeup artist Rea Ann Silva in 2003 and popularized by the Kardashians and other makeup gurus, will soon introduce a Bio Pure version made with 60% plant-based materials. The switch is […]

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NSF grant helps Penn State researchers see how duckweed can limit nutrient pollution

NSF grant helps Penn State researchers see how duckweed can limit nutrient pollution

December 2, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, with a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Penn State researchers will investigate how duckweed could be grown on Pennsylvania farms to limit nutrient pollution into the Chesapeake Bay. Duckweed, a tiny plant resembling a lily pad, grows rapidly in water with elevated levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, often the result […]

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EPA awards up to $5.5M for clean diesel projects including to NBB

EPA awards up to $5.5M for clean diesel projects including to NBB

October 21, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded up to $5.5 million in clean diesel funding to the Mid-Atlantic Region organizations to support their clean diesel programs and projects to reduce emissions. The organizations include the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association, Inc. (MARAMA), for a $1.7 million award, the Virginia Port Authority for a […]

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Two biofuel company owners sentenced to prison for IRS and EPA fraud

Two biofuel company owners sentenced to prison for IRS and EPA fraud

October 21, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, two biofuel company owners were sentenced to prison for conspiracy and making false statements to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and conspiracy to defraud the IRS and preparing a false tax claim. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III sentenced Ben Wootton of Savannah, Georgia, to 70 months and Race Miner of […]

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Carnegie Mellon University researchers team with Facebook AI Research to discover novel catalysts

Carnegie Mellon University researchers team with Facebook AI Research to discover novel catalysts

October 20, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have teamed up with Facebook AI Research (FAIR) to break down one of these barriers. Combining the expertise in machine learning, dataset development, and computing power of FAIR with years of prior research using machine learning techniques for novel catalyst discovery, the team is empowering researchers around the […]

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Penn State researchers determine flavonoid compounds help sorghum’s frost tolerance

Penn State researchers determine flavonoid compounds help sorghum’s frost tolerance

August 11, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, flavonoid compounds—produced by the roots of some sorghum plants—positively affect soil microorganisms, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest the discovery is an early step in developing a frost-resistant line of the valuable crop for North American farmers. That is important because sorghum is a crop that can respond to climate change because […]

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Biodiesel fraudster sentenced to 84 months in prison and $10.2M in restitution

Biodiesel fraudster sentenced to 84 months in prison and $10.2M in restitution

August 10, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, David Dunham of Bethlehem, PA was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay over $10.2 million in restitution by United States District Court Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl. Following a four week trial in April 2019, a federal jury convicted Dunham, owner of […]

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