Tag: Tennessee

Bridgestone Americas teams with LanzaTech on end-of-life tire waste

Bridgestone Americas teams with LanzaTech on end-of-life tire waste

April 14, 2022 |

In Tennessee, Bridgestone Americas announced an exclusive partnership with LanzaTech NZ Inc. to address end-of-life tire waste. The two companies will co-develop the first dedicated end-of-life tire recycling process leveraging LanzaTech’s proprietary CCT technology, creating a pathway toward tire material circularity and the decarbonization of new tire production.  Bridgestone and LanzaTech seek to develop a […]

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ORNL researchers says hybrid biological and catalytic approach needed for cellulosic biofuel

ORNL researchers says hybrid biological and catalytic approach needed for cellulosic biofuel

March 31, 2022 |

In Tennessee, researchers collaborating through the Center for Bioenergy Innovation make the case that scientific advances support a hybrid approach using biological and catalytic methods for producing cellulosic biofuel for use in airplanes, ships and long-haul trucks. As presented in Energy & Environmental Science, this hybrid approach uses microbes to convert cellulosic biomass such as […]

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ORNL researchers discover way to encourage certain kinds of lignin production

ORNL researchers discover way to encourage certain kinds of lignin production

March 28, 2022 |

In Tennessee, a team of researchers working within the Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has discovered a pathway to encourage a type of lignin formation in plants that could make the processing of crops grown for products such as sustainable jet fuels easier and less costly. The researchers focused on […]

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ORNL researchers discover way to make lignin production easier for renewable fuel production

ORNL researchers discover way to make lignin production easier for renewable fuel production

March 10, 2022 |

In Tennessee, a team of researchers working within the Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has discovered a pathway to encourage a type of lignin formation in plants that could make the processing of crops grown for products such as sustainable jet fuels easier and less costly.  The researchers focused on […]

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LanzaTech, Northwestern and ORNL researchers develop tech producing chemicals from carbon emissions

LanzaTech, Northwestern and ORNL researchers develop tech producing chemicals from carbon emissions

February 22, 2022 |

In Tennessee, a team of scientists from LanzaTech, Northwestern University and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed carbon capture technology that harnesses emissions from industrial processes to produce acetone and isopropanol, known as IPA. These widely used chemicals serve as the basis of thousands of products, from fuels and solvents to […]

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Eco-Energy launches specialty alcohol division

Eco-Energy launches specialty alcohol division

February 10, 2022 |

In Tennessee, Eco-Energy LLC announced the establishment of Eco-Specialty Alcohols, Eco-Energy’s high-purity alcohol marketing and trading division. Eco-Specialty Alcohols leverages Eco-Energy’s ethanol marketing relationships to supply high-purity alcohol to customers. High-purity alcohol applications range from beverage and food to personal care products, institutional and home cleaning, consumer products, and chemical intermediates. Eco-Specialty Alcohols helps producers […]

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Levi Strauss partners for greener blue jeans

Levi Strauss partners for greener blue jeans

December 20, 2021 |

In Tennessee, jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co., sustainable fashion accelerator Fashion for Good, and natural pigments maker Stony Creek Colors have partnered to advance plant-based indigo dye.  Under the terms of the collaboration, Stony Creek Colors will provide its pre-reduced IndiGold  pigment to partners’ denim mills for performance testing and to evaluate different applications […]

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ORNL researchers add gene into switchgrass allowing it to interact with beneficial fungus

ORNL researchers add gene into switchgrass allowing it to interact with beneficial fungus

December 15, 2021 |

In Tennessee, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team has successfully introduced a poplar gene into switchgrass, an important biofuel source, that allows switchgrass to interact with a beneficial fungus, ultimately boosting the grass’ growth and viability in changing environments. Scientists observed the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor as it enveloped the plant’s roots. This behavior, not […]

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ORNL researchers introduce poplar gene into switchgrass to allow for fungus interaction

ORNL researchers introduce poplar gene into switchgrass to allow for fungus interaction

October 5, 2021 |

In Tennessee, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team has successfully introduced a poplar gene into switchgrass, an important biofuel source, that allows switchgrass to interact with a beneficial fungus, ultimately boosting the grass’s growth and viability in changing environments.  Scientists observed the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor as it enveloped the plant’s roots. This behavior, not […]

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High-end headphones feature tree bioplastic

High-end headphones feature tree bioplastic

September 13, 2021 |

In Tennessee, Eastman Chemical says its tree-based engineering bioplastics are being used in premium headphones manufactured by Ontario’s thinksound. The over-ear headphones, dubbed ov21, use Eastman’s Trēva™ engineering bioplastic that contains more than 40% biobased content derived from sustainably harvested trees. ov21 is available on preorder for shipping in October.  “We’re a company that has […]

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