Archive | September, 2009

Weekly news roundup

The green blogger needs a vacation…badly! I am getting a lot of information which I can’t even post in the blog due to multitudes of deadlines. But I will try really, really hard to post some of them this week. In the meantime, check out my article this week about China’s renewable energy market on […]

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WWF endorses industrial biotech

Environmental group WWF is giving a green thumbs-up approval to industrial biotechnology stating that not only could it reduce up to 2.5 billion tons/year of CO2 emissions by 2030, it could also help create a true 21st century green economy. “Low carbon biotech solutions are a good example of hidden or invisible climate solutions that […]

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Valero to produce fat-based green diesel

The green blogger is certainly familiar with US tallow and grease producer Darling International given that she pestered them every week between the year 2000 and 2006 for pricing information. Hopefully, their new venture into the renewable diesel market with oil company Valero Energy (via its subsidiary) will work out. According to Darling, the joint […]

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Recycled plastic for the army

The beauties might get their bioplastic (see last post on Miss USA) but the brawns are commending the use of recycled plastic in their military bridges. According to an email from Axion International, they have just completed construction of two 100% recycled plastic bridges for the US Army stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The […]

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Beauty pageant promotes bioplastic

The green blog has been neglected these days and to compensate (especially for the male readers..Lol) here’s a very important news about bioplastic invading the beauty pageant industry. According to the Miss America Organization, it has partnered with Nature’s Bottles to promote their bioplastic-based bottled water made from NatureWorks’ Ingeo polylactic acid resin. Nature’s Bottles […]

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Weekly News Roundup

A very exhausting but productive weekend for the green blogger covering Lanxess’ first World Rubber Day celebrating the centennial anniversary of synthetic rubber. There was talks about issues on rubber recycling and possible development of biobased synthetic rubber but for Lanxess, that is not yet in their portfolio, according to CEO Axel Heitmann. Lanxess, however, […]

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Salute to green warfighters

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is making sure they’re fighting for our nation’s cause the right way…by going green. DoD’s Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) recently awarded algal-based biofuel developer Solazyme and camelina-based biofuel manufacturer Sustainable Oils contracts for R&D and manufacture of their products. Sustainable Oils will supply this year 40,000 gallons of […]

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Solarized new workers

An interesting and very cool idea coming from Florida-based Solar Energy Initiatives Inc. on setting up job training for laid off/out-of-job workers as solar energy installation and maintenance technicians in Jacksonville. The company’s “Renew the Nation” campaign is being funded in part ($396,000) by the federal stimulus program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. […]

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Analyzing green waste

These are definitely information not to be wasted (lol!) if you are into renewable energy. First stop is Europe where according to consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, the region is the largest waste-to-energy plants market in the world with over 429 plants installed last year. This market earned EUR 3.1 billion ($4.5bn) last year, Frost […]

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Asia explores more downstream oleochem

Here’s another preview of the incoming ICIS World Oleochemicals Conference in Berlin on October 20-21. Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, who will present at the conference, recently put out a study about the Southeast Asian oleochemicals market and how this market is expected to expand downstream activities from the basic fatty acid and fatty alcohol […]

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