Tag: pennsylvania

Lehigh University researchers score $3.5M DOE grant to support MSW-to-energy technology

Lehigh University researchers score $3.5M DOE grant to support MSW-to-energy technology

May 30, 2022 |

In Pennsylvania, Lehigh University’s Energy Research Center has been awarded a new $3.5 million project by the Department of Energy for the development of advanced technology for rapid detection and analysis of MSW streams. This project is part of a $34 million effort to support high-impact research and development to improve and produce biofuels, biopower, […]

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HEINZ teams with Pulpex to develop paper-based, renewable and recyclable bottle

HEINZ teams with Pulpex to develop paper-based, renewable and recyclable bottle

May 19, 2022 |

In Pennsylvania, HEINZ is teaming up with Pulpex to develop a paper-based, renewable and recyclable bottle made from 100 percent sustainably sourced wood pulp. Innovating its iconic ketchup bottle, HEINZ is the first sauce brand to test the potential of Pulpex’s sustainable paper bottle packaging for its range of world-famous condiments.  HEINZ and Pulpex are […]

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Heinz developing paper bottle to “ketchup” with sustainability trends

Heinz developing paper bottle to “ketchup” with sustainability trends

May 16, 2022 |

In Pennsylvania, food giant Kraft Heinz is developing prototype ketchup bottles made of paper in collaboration with Pulpex, the company behind Johnny Walker’s paper-based whiskey pilot in early 2021. The paper bottles will be recyclable and made from sustainably sourced wood pulp.   “Packaging waste is an industrywide challenge that we must all do our part […]

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UGI Energy Services acquires 33% of Ag-Grid Energy

UGI Energy Services acquires 33% of Ag-Grid Energy

April 21, 2022 |

In Pennsylvania, UGI Energy Services, LLC acquired a 33% equity interest in Ag-Grid Energy LLC, a renewable energy producer with projects in the United States. Ag-Grid currently develops and operates small scale renewable power projects that support local energy demands while lowering emissions.  Ag-Grid is currently engaged in the production of renewable power with four […]

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Penn State researchers develop process simplifying purification of hydrogen

Penn State researchers develop process simplifying purification of hydrogen

April 19, 2022 |

In Pennsylvania, refining metals, manufacturing fertilizers and powering fuel cells for heavy vehicles are all processes that require purified hydrogen. But purifying, or separating, that hydrogen from a mix of other gases can be difficult, with several steps. A Penn State research team demonstrated that the process can be simplified using a pump outfitted with […]

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US and UK research pioneer bimetallic catalysis for renewable fuels and chemicals

US and UK research pioneer bimetallic catalysis for renewable fuels and chemicals

April 7, 2022 |

In Pennsylvania, researchers Lehigh University in the U.S. and Cardiff University in the U.K. have pioneered a bimetallic catalysis technique using gold and palladium nanoparticles on a conductive support that could lead to new design pathways for greener production of renewable bio-derived fuels and chemicals. The results of this collaboration are described in a paper, […]

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UGI enters into 15-year agreement with Vertimass to build US and EU projects

UGI enters into 15-year agreement with Vertimass to build US and EU projects

January 5, 2022 |

In Pennsylvania, UGI Corporation has entered into a 15-year agreement with California-based technology developer, Vertimass, to utilize their catalytic technology to produce renewable fuels from renewable-ethanol in the U.S. and Europe. The agreement centers on the development of production facilities using Vertimass’ catalytic technology to convert renewable ethanol into renewable-propane and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). […]

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Penn State researchers secure NSF grant to study unintended consequences of decarbonization

Penn State researchers secure NSF grant to study unintended consequences of decarbonization

September 30, 2021 |

In Pennsylvania, controlling carbon release into the atmosphere will reduce carbon dioxide and slow global warming, but could there be unintended consequences for human health? Now, thanks to a three-year grant of about $400,000 from the National Science Foundation, researchers at Penn State will investigate potential positives and negatives of decarbonization. The researchers aim to […]

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New Energy Blue to build corn-based biorefinery in Iowa

New Energy Blue to build corn-based biorefinery in Iowa

July 20, 2021 |

In Pennsylvania, New Energy Blue announced its planned construction in Iowa of a biomass refinery designed to produce renewable carbon-negative automotive fuel, which replaces gasoline. The company is developing New Energy Freedom biomass refinery on a 155-acre site near Mason City, Iowa. 275,000 tons of crop residue (cornstalks and wheat straw) will be locally sourced, […]

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Delta Air Lines stopped buying RINs as prices soar in hopes of securing waiver

Delta Air Lines stopped buying RINs as prices soar in hopes of securing waiver

May 26, 2021 |

In Pennsylvania, Reuters reports that Delta Air Lines has stopped buying RINs despite its growing $346 million liability for Monroe Energy—double its 2020 RIN purchase—because prices for credits are soaring and it hopes it can convince the Biden Administration to reduce its obligations. Merchant refiners like Monroe and others are seeking a temporary waiver form […]

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