Tag: Washington state

Holland America Line successfully completes cruise industry’s first biofuels test

Holland America Line successfully completes cruise industry’s first biofuels test

September 19, 2022 |

In Washington state, Holland America Line completed the cruise industry’s first multiweek test of biofuels on board Volendam at Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The 20-day test was conducted in partnership with GoodFuels, a leading producer and supplier of sustainable biofuels for the transportation industry, and Wärtsilä, a global leader in power and propulsion technologies and […]

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Researchers discover new artificial enzyme that chews through lignin

Researchers discover new artificial enzyme that chews through lignin

May 31, 2022 |

In Washington state, a new artificial enzyme has shown it can chew through lignin, the tough polymer that helps woody plants hold their shape. Lignin also stores tremendous potential for renewable energy and materials.  Reporting in the journal Nature Communications, a team of researchers from Washington State University and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest […]

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Washington State University researchers find extensive benefits from plant-based jet fuel

Washington State University researchers find extensive benefits from plant-based jet fuel

May 12, 2022 |

In Washington state, experimental plant-based jet fuel could increase engine performance and efficiency, while dispensing with aromatics, the pollution-causing compounds found in conventional fuels, according to new research. In a study published in the journal Fuel, researchers analyzed a Washington State University-developed jet fuel based on lignin, an organic polymer that makes plants tough and […]

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Tidal Vision converts crab waste into wastewater treatment

Tidal Vision converts crab waste into wastewater treatment

March 7, 2022 |

In Washington state, a company called Tidal Vision has created a material out of crab shells that can treat wastewater.  Tidal Vision’s process converts seafood industry waste shells into chitosan, which is further processed into a liquid for wastewater treatment. “Essentially, chitosan works like a magnet on a microscopic level—with chitosan’s positive charge binding to […]

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WSU researchers turn hazelnut shells into composite panels

WSU researchers turn hazelnut shells into composite panels

February 28, 2022 |

In Washington state, at WSU’s Composite Materials Engineering Center, researchers turn agricultural waste products, such as shells, fibers, and stubble, into resin-strengthened architectural and decorative panels. Funded by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture’s Small Business Innovation Research Program and inspired by a Northwest client seeking help making compressed fiber panels, the latest project explores […]

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Boeing to buy 2M gallons of blended SAF from EPIC Fuels

Boeing to buy 2M gallons of blended SAF from EPIC Fuels

February 9, 2022 |

In Washington state, Boeing announced a supply agreement for two million gallons (7.5 million liters) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with EPIC Fuels to power its Commercial Airplanes operations in Washington state and South Carolina through 2022. The agreement is the largest announced SAF procurement by an airframer and further demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to […]

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PNNL researchers marry algae for biofuels with fighting viruses

PNNL researchers marry algae for biofuels with fighting viruses

September 15, 2021 |

In Washington state, when the coronavirus pandemic thrust the world into turmoil last year, a group of bioenergy researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) saw an unconventional way to fight the pandemic: algae.  What followed was a deep dive into the literature linking algae and antivirals as far back as 1956. To make sense […]

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PNNL researchers scaling up patented process for ethanol-to-jet or diesel

PNNL researchers scaling up patented process for ethanol-to-jet or diesel

August 19, 2021 |

In Washington state, a patented process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gasses into jet or diesel fuel is being scaled up at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the help of partners at Oregon State University and the carbon-recycling experts at LanzaTech. Two key technologies power the […]

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PNNL researchers turn chemical energy storage into practical solutions for renewables

PNNL researchers turn chemical energy storage into practical solutions for renewables

July 28, 2021 |

In Washington state, through decades of fundamental research, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have contributed detailed information about how catalysts help convert energy into molecular bonds, storing the energy by making bonds and releasing it by breaking bonds. Now, a team is working to turn chemical energy storage into practical setups that could […]

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Sironix Renewables to hold ribbon cutting ceremony Friday

Sironix Renewables to hold ribbon cutting ceremony Friday

July 26, 2021 |

In Washington state, during an in-person ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s new Seattle headquarters on July 30, Sironix Renewables will celebrate several important company milestones, including its expanded development facility, which further strengthen Sironix’s ability to scale production to growing customer demand. Sironix develops non-toxic, sustainably sourced ingredients for the cleaning products and personal […]

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