Tag: pollution

Pollution pods, machine learning, fermentation protein-producing microorganisms, Microsoft’s look at algae and fungi for green data centers and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 4th

Pollution pods, machine learning, fermentation protein-producing microorganisms, Microsoft’s look at algae and fungi for green data centers and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 4th

November 3, 2021 |

Want to know what it’s like to breathe some of the world’s lowest quality air? “Pollution pods” in the UK are giving people that opportunity to draw attention to growing pollution impacts. And an alternative protein startup in California is building a pilot-scale facility for food-friendly proteins, using machine learning and fermentation to genetically engineer […]

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American Lung Association reports grim statistics on particle pollution

American Lung Association reports grim statistics on particle pollution

May 4, 2015 |

In the United States, the “State of the Air 2015” report by the American Lung Association (ALA) reports that “more than half of all Americans live in counties in the U.S. where ozone or particulate emission levels are meeting EPA clean air standards.  The downside is that about four in 10 Americans live in communities […]

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Cardinal Ethanol fined $9,600 for air pollution violation in 2011-13

Cardinal Ethanol fined $9,600 for air pollution violation in 2011-13

November 12, 2014 |

In Indiana, Cardinal Ethanol paid a $9,600 fine following a complaint by the state’s Department of Environmental Management, who said the company didn’t take sufficient measures to get its air pollution scrubber back online following maintenance shut downs between 2011 and 2013. Up until now, the company had been the east central part of the […]

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City and community come out against San Carlos Bioenergy for pollution

City and community come out against San Carlos Bioenergy for pollution

April 28, 2014 |

In the Philippines, an online petition has been launched on change.org against the operation of the San Carlos Bioenergy, Inc. complaining of air pollution, foul odors and resulting breathing problems. The San Carlos City Council has also passed a resolution against the air and water pollution allegedly emitted from the facility while it has asked […]

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Protestors expected regarding smell and air pollution of proposed UK plant

Protestors expected regarding smell and air pollution of proposed UK plant

May 7, 2013 |

In the UK, protestors are expected at a planning permission meeting in Brighton and Hove because of concerns that a proposed biofuel-powered power plant could create air pollution and emit bad smells. The facility is meant to run on plant oils and animal fats, providing power for 18,000 homes.

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Bushmills Ethanol receives $800,000 pollution penalty

Bushmills Ethanol receives $800,000 pollution penalty

April 23, 2012 |

In Minnesota, Bushmills Ethanol has received an $800,00 penalty for pollution in its Atwater plant. The penalty comes in a series of crackdowns in regulation which has seen 13 of the state’s 21 plants polluting, accruing fines that exceed $5 million.  Jeff Connell, the state regulator, said problems with treatment technology are not uncommon, and […]

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United Ethanol will fork up $700,000 for air pollution violations

United Ethanol will fork up $700,000 for air pollution violations

November 9, 2011 |

In Wisconsin, Beaver Dam-based United Ethanol must pay a $700,000 fine to settle a complaint by the Wisconsin Justice Department that over several years the company’s ethanol plant in Milton committed 15 different air pollution violations. The justice department alleges that the air emissions limits were exceeded several times and that the company failed to […]

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