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    Researchers find PFAS in non-plastic straws, complicating sustainability efforts

    Recent studies showing the presence of forever chemicals in a range of “eco-friendly” alternatives highlight the need for third-party certifications.

    By Lela Nargi • Nov. 15, 2023
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    Chocolate contains ‘concerning’ amounts of lead and cadmium, Consumer Reports finds

    The nonprofit found troublesome amounts of the heavy metals in 16 out of 48 products tested and called out Hershey to take action.

    By Christopher Doering • Nov. 10, 2023
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    The Manufacturing Outlook for 2023

    Take a look at what’s ahead for the manufacturing industry this year, from a continued labor crunch to regulatory and tech upgrades, and how companies are preparing for the changing landscape. 

    By Manufacturing Dive staff
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    Manufacturing across the U.S.

    Clean energy manufacturing is on the rise in New York

    The state has established multiple funding programs to entice sustainable production and development, bringing wind energy companies, appliance makers and others to the area. 

    By Sakshi Udavant • Nov. 9, 2023
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    Qcells opens expanded Georgia solar panel factory

    The expansion is part of a $2.5 billion investment from the South Korea-based company to increase U.S. production capacity.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    Climate initiative to reduce apparel manufacturers’ carbon emissions

    The Sustainable Apparel Coalition launched a program with apparel manufacturers like Nike and Target to reduce companies' GHG emissions by at least 45%.

    By Howard Ruben • Oct. 19, 2023
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    7 hydrogen hubs get $7B in DOE funding

    The chosen hubs span coast to coast, with each focusing on a different type of hydrogen production.

    By Emma Penrod • Oct. 16, 2023
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    EVs could reach 86% of global vehicle sales by 2030

    Although EVs took roughly six years to get from 1% to 10% of global market share, it will take just six more years to reach 80% adoption, an RMI report says.

    By Eric Walz • Oct. 4, 2023
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    Apparel manufacturers could lose $65B in export earnings due to climate change

    Increased flooding and extreme heat could have a sizeable financial impact on global fashion suppliers, according to a Cornell University report.

    By Laurel Deppen • Sept. 27, 2023
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    More than 300 Apple manufacturers have commited to clean energy

    The device maker also released its first carbon-neutral devices as it closes on its goal of dramatically cutting emissions in its supply chain.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Sept. 22, 2023
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    Mercedes-Benz strikes deal for US-made steel with Steel Dynamics

    The steelmaker will provide more than 50,000 metric tons of the material a year to the automaker. 

    By Sept. 19, 2023
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    BASF, Nanotech Energy team up to produce lithium-ion batteries with recycled metals

    The companies will also work with American Battery Technology Co. and Toda Advanced Materials to build a North America-based battery value chain.

    By Sept. 18, 2023
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    A path to more sustainable chip manufacturing

    Establishing benchmark metrics and onshoring production are key ways companies can reduce their carbon footprint.

    By Art Figueroa • Sept. 18, 2023
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    Southeast a ‘powerhouse’ of EV manufacturing but utility investment lags rest of nation: report

    “We're going to do a lot of education and outreach to our regulators,” said Stan Cross, electric transportation policy director for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

    By Robert Walton • Sept. 13, 2023
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    Can New England produce 30% of its food supply by 2030?

    Regional distributors are paving the way for local resilience, but farmers and fishermen will need more support to compete against global food production supply chains.

    By Erin X. Wong • Sept. 5, 2023
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    Redwood Materials raises $1B to expand US supply chain

    The startup aims to produce 100 GWh of cathode and anode components per year by 2025.

    By Eric Walz • Sept. 5, 2023
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    Siemens to manufacture solar inverters at Wisconsin facility

    The new production line at contract manufacturer Sanmina’s plant will help meet growing demand for clean energy components.

    By Aug. 21, 2023
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    As demand for solar labor surges, training standards are a key focus

    The solar industry will need to triple its workforce by 2030 to meet Solar Energy Industries Association targets, requiring companies to train workers with little or no experience, according to one expert. 

    By Diana DiGangi • Aug. 21, 2023
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    3 ways manufacturers can save on energy costs

    As prices continue to rise, companies should evaluate which equipment and facilities spend the most and consider renewable alternatives.

    By Rebecca Heilweil • Aug. 15, 2023
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    Maxeon Solar Technologies to build $1B New Mexico solar panel factory

    The 160-acre site will be the Singapore-based company's first US facility, spurred in part by the Inflation Reduction Act.

    By Aug. 11, 2023
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    Provided by J.B. Hunt. 

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    4 supply chain insights for the second half of 2023

    Experts gave tips on economic metrics to watch and how to assess producers’ readiness to nearshore during the live event “Supply Chain Outlook: Trends and Risks To Watch."

    By Aug. 9, 2023
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    Walmart partners with biotech firm to reduce manufacturing emissions

    A test with Rubi Laboratories seeks to produce affordable apparel using carbon-capture technology.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 2, 2023
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    Vestas to invest $40M in 2 Colorado factories

    The Denmark-based wind energy giant is preparing for production of its newest turbine for the U.S. market.

    By July 26, 2023
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    How AI is driving supply chain advancements for food manufacturers

    CPG companies can use the technology to see which investments are most effective — particularly with product development and sustainability.

    By Chris Casey • July 25, 2023
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    Nova Chemicals collaborates on plant to make recycled polyethylene

    Partner Novolex will operate the Indiana facility, which is expected to open in early 2025.

    By Katie Pyzyk • July 24, 2023
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    Feds award $2M to Penn College for workforce development

    The college will match the investment, creating a $4 million budget for initiatives such as construction to add capacity for worker training programs.

    By July 19, 2023