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Sustainable Paper’s Best Kept Secret: Biogas

Having spent 17 years working at a paper plant in a wide variety of roles, I am passionate about finding and sharing solutions for industries built around fossil fuels. The papermaking process is extremely energy intensive and requires thermal energy to dry paper, making it a challenging nut to crack. The path taken by Rolland to clean up its energy footprint is encouraging for the papermaking industry and serves as a model for other gas-consuming industries.

Ivy League Brains Figure Out How to Make Biodegradable Plastic from Greenhouse Gases

  Two graduates from Princeton University and Northwestern University have developed a process for converting greenhouse gases from sewage treatment plants, landfills, and power plants into a biodegradable plastic called AirflexTM. Under the auspices of their company, called Newlight Technologies, LLC, the technology counts as a way to capture methane and carbon dioxide, … [continued]