Tag: Texas

Researchers switchgrass can be adapted to expand its habitat range

Researchers switchgrass can be adapted to expand its habitat range

April 13, 2022 |

In Texas, a collaborative team led by researchers at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology (HudsonAlpha), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has discovered that the candidate bioenergy feedstock switchgrass has adapted to expand its habitat range. […]

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Sustainable upgrade: Dell ups renewable content in laptops

Sustainable upgrade: Dell ups renewable content in laptops

April 11, 2022 |

In Texas, Dell Technologies has incorporated biobased rubber from castor beans and other renewable materials into its best-selling Latitude 5000 series laptops.  The laptop lid is made from recyclable and renewable materials including tree-based bioplastic upcycled from the paper making industry, reclaimed carbon fiber and post-consumer recycled plastic. The base of the Lattitude 5000 is […]

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FuelTrust and Isle of Man Ship Registry sign MOU to support Green Ship scheme

FuelTrust and Isle of Man Ship Registry sign MOU to support Green Ship scheme

March 30, 2022 |

In Texas, FuelTrust and Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR), one of the world’s leading registers of ships, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. IOMSR will use FuelTrust’s fuels and emissions digital technology to validate vessels for the flag’s Green Ship scheme, and to collaborate on further projects to incentivize and enable emissions reductions. The […]

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Frito-Lay revisits compostable packaging with quieter design

Frito-Lay revisits compostable packaging with quieter design

March 28, 2022 |

In Texas, snack giant Frito-Lay has introduced 100% biobased packaging that is industrially compostable and—unlike its first foray into renewable packaging—quiet.  Developed in partnership with Printpack, the bags are made of non-food, plant-based materials with newly developed compostable inks. A QR code directs consumers on locating composting drop-off sites or how to obtain a prepaid […]

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Neiman Marcus to phase out fur, eyes plant-based alternatives

Neiman Marcus to phase out fur, eyes plant-based alternatives

March 28, 2022 |

In Texas, department store Neiman Marcus—one of the one’s largest fur sellers—is phasing out the high-end material in favor of slaughter-free alternatives. The company expects to stop selling fur entirely by March 2023.  CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck recently told Vogue Business that Neiman Marcus’s fur operations are “a small but real part of our business […]

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Viridis Chemical successfully produces renewable Ethyl Acetate in Nebraska

Viridis Chemical successfully produces renewable Ethyl Acetate in Nebraska

March 28, 2022 |

In Texas, Viridis Chemical, LLC announced its first production of renewable Ethyl Acetate from its manufacturing plant in Columbus, Nebraska. HELM U.S. Corporation, Viridis Chemical’s exclusive marketing partner, is already in the process of sending samples and distributing material to Ethyl Acetate customers. Björn Steckel, President Chemicals Americas of HELM U.S. Corporation, stated, “We are […]

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AECOM teams with Genifuel to scale production of SAF and biogas from wild algae

AECOM teams with Genifuel to scale production of SAF and biogas from wild algae

March 24, 2022 |

In Texas, AECOM has signed a strategic agreement with Genifuel Corporation to scale production of carbon neutral sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and biogas from wild algae and biosolids. The partnership employs a patent-pending process developed by AECOM to harvest wild algae and a patented process developed by Genifuel and the U.S. Department of Energy to […]

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Navigator CO2 Ventures signs CCS deal with Siouxland Ethanol

Navigator CO2 Ventures signs CCS deal with Siouxland Ethanol

March 23, 2022 |

In Texas, Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC has entered into a long-term agreement with Siouxland Ethanol LLC to provide CO2 capture, transportation and storage services on its carbon capture and storage (CCS) system, the Heartland Greenway. The agreement between companies outlines the key terms for Navigator to design and install Siouxland’s carbon capture equipment. Once installed, […]

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Dell explores dissolvable circuit boards in laptops 

Dell explores dissolvable circuit boards in laptops 

March 21, 2022 |

In Texas, Dell Technologies has launched a prototype laptop featuring biobased components as it looks to increase product content and packaging from recycled or renewable materials as one lever for cutting emissions in half by 2030.  The prototype is part of Concept Luna, a “parallel innovation workstream” with Intel aimed at accelerating circular design in […]

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Chick-fil-A chooses Darling Ingredients to convert UCO into biofuel

Chick-fil-A chooses Darling Ingredients to convert UCO into biofuel

March 21, 2022 |

In Texas, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has chosen Darling Ingredients to convert its used cooking oil into cleaner burning renewable transportation fuel. Darling Ingredients’ service brand DAR PRO Solutions, will collect used cooking oil from all Chick-fil-A restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, Darling Ingredients turns hundreds of millions of pounds of used cooking oil […]

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