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Bioplastics Venture Uses Fisheries Waste Stream

Sierra Resins has begun work to develop biodegradable plastic from fisheries waste streams that can be applied to products that are used in the food services and food processing industry. During the developmental process, the bioplastic manufacturer says it will work with Dr. Jason Bolton, a food safety specialist at the … Read more »

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Sustainable Source of Plastics Ingredients Discovered

A new process can convert a wide variety of vegetable and animal fats and oils — ranging from lard to waste cooking oil — into a key ingredient for making plastics that currently comes from petroleum, scientists say. In their report, published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, … Read more »

Offshore Wind: Brighter Future?

This week we saw two signals that the nascent US offshore wind industry might finally find its feet. Yesterday the Department of the Interior announced a date for the nation’s first ever competitive offshore wind auction, for two leases with an estimated capacity of up to 3,395 MW. (A couple … Read more »