Day: March 10, 2021

A grid run on renewable energy can withstand extreme weather, if done properly

Read the full story from KOMU.

In the United States over the past week, millions of Americans lived without power for an extended time. This is due to extreme winter weather increasing reliance on power supply to keep warm and battle the stretch of record-breaking cold weather.

However, it isn’t only about the increased need for power. In Texas, much of the electrical grid has not been winterized, and failed as a result. 

Worth their salt: New battery anodes use salt for energy, stability

Read the full story from Argonne National Laboratory.

Rock salt can give a car a little extra traction on a snowy day, but it turns out that it might also be of benefit to fast charging batteries in electric cars as well.

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of California San Diego have discovered that a material that looks geometrically similar to rock salt could be an interesting candidate for lithium battery anodes that would be used in fast charging applications.

Closing the loop in chocolate: Barry Callebaut collaborates on ‘ground-breaking’ process to turn hazelnut shells into vanillin

Read the full story at Confectionery News.

Barry Callebaut has joined forces with Swiss chemistry start-up Bloom Biorenewables to investigate upcycling chocolate side streams. The first result: vanillin produced from hazelnut shells.

Paper not Plastic: Tom’s of Maine repackages the full Natural Strength Deodorant line

Read the full story at Cosmetics Design.

The Colgate-Palmolive subsidiary is taking steps to reduce plastic waste, developing and using plastic packaging that is actually recyclable and opting for alternatives to plastic as well.

Webinar: Fueling Innovation with Hydrogen

March 31, 2021, 3-4 pm CDT
Register here.

We’ll cover how the hydrogen industry is developing, associated risks and benefits, and how the versatile element could be used as an innovative solution for your work.

Tetra Pak introduces certified recycled polymers

Read the full story at Dairy Reporter.

Tetra Pak has introduced certified recycled polymers, becoming the first company in the food and beverage packaging industry to be awarded Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Advanced Products certification.

%d bloggers like this: