What I’m Researching this Week

I recently started a part-time Research Position for AIChE Institute for Sustainability and have been keeping up with new trends in a few industries. These are a few of the articles I compiled from around the web and were indicative of future trends. Enjoy!

Mango Materials enters Textiles

Mango Materials finds application for their methane eating bacteria in textiles.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40476430/the-shirt-of-the-future-is-made-from-polyester-thats-been-created-by-methane-eating-bacteria

 

Reducing Cow Burp Methane

Methane-blocking molecule cuts down on methane emissions from cow burps.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-29/cutting-down-on-cow-burps-to-ease-climate-change

California’s Low Carbon Definition

Plans to expand California Low Carbon Fuel Standards to jet fuel will increase incentives to develop lower carbon jet fuels.

http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2017/12/01/lo-carb-at-any-speed-the-digests-2017-multi-slide-guide-to-californias-low-carbon-fuel-standard/

Trend – Electric vs gas compressors

Electric drives require less maintenance cost and, in light of regulations, cost less because they are greener.

http://www.lead-central.com/AssetManager/02427e68-6f15-4f3a-9749-d37abf613741/Documents/ABBReview/ABB-1878-WPO.pdf

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