Sustainability


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    Italy-based Westrafo to build its first US transformer plant

    The Ohio medium transformer manufacturing facility will have an output of 12 gigawatts per year starting in 2027.

    By July 12, 2024
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    Enso to build $500M carbon-neutral EV tire factory

    The London-based startup aims to phase out fossil fuel-based raw materials from its tires by 2030.

    By July 9, 2024
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    GE Aerospace, NASA, team up on hybrid electric airplane engine

    The engine maker and federal agency are modifying GE's Passport engine with hybrid components to create electric aircraft engines for commercial aviation.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Condair Group to build evaporative technology plant in Virginia

    The Richmond facility is part of the humidifier maker’s goal to better serve customers in the data center, market such as Microsoft and Amazon.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Topsoe, ABB, Fluor to build joint electrolyzer facility in Virginia

    The collaboration aims to develop a facility with reduced costs and improved safety for making e-fuels.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Sponsored by Breakthrough Energy

    What it will take to decarbonize cement

    We have cost-competitive solutions to reduce cement emissions significantly. But to get to zero, we need innovation.

    June 24, 2024
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    Solugen receives $213M DOE loan for biochemical facility

    The sustainable chemical manufacturing plant will use nearby ADM-sourced sugar substrate at its Marshall, Minnesota facility.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Trump could roll back Inflation Reduction Act tax credits if reelected

    Volkswagen and Samsung SDI leaders expressed concerns at a conference last week about the stability of the IRA should the administration change.

    By June 17, 2024
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    How smart policy can fuel innovation and decarbonization in manufacturing

    More than any other sector, heavy industry cannot decarbonize without innovation—and the policy to support it.

    June 17, 2024
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    Hino Motors to close Arkansas plant, lay off 1,300 workers

    The truck and engine manufacturer plans to close its largest U.S. plant as it exits the auto parts business.

    By June 12, 2024
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    ITC advances tariff petition of 7 US solar manufacturers

    The decision follows the expiration of a two-year moratorium on Southeast Asian solar import duties.

    By Diana DiGangi • June 10, 2024
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    Billerud scraps $1B cartonboard plant plan

    The packaging manufacturer is pulling back amid a soft boxboard market. Industry observers say others may follow suit.

    By Katie Pyzyk • June 10, 2024
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    Achieving net-zero emissions in manufacturing

    Innovation and policy both play key roles in the transition to a clean manufacturing economy.

    June 10, 2024
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    Chemours pauses production in Mexico amid drought

    The chemical company is one of multiple manufacturers in Tamaulipas pausing operations in as the state contends with a water shortage.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Battery, critical mineral producers face inventory glut amid slowing EV demand

    The oversupply, however, is likely to be short-lived, with experts urging diversified sourcing and increased investments to avoid future shortfalls.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Tracking the Inflation Reduction Act’s impact on US manufacturing

    The landmark legislation has sparked a new wave of clean energy manufacturing. This database tracks major IRA-linked investments for projects in electric vehicles, solar and more on a monthly basis.

    By , Updated July 17, 2024
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    Ion Storage Systems’ opens solid-state battery factory in Maryland

    The manufacturing startup is developing a portable battery for the U.S. Army, which it expects to deliver later this year.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Common wastewater challenges and how to solve them

    For many businesses, wastewater offers unique challenges that require best-in-class solutions.

    April 22, 2024
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    EPA designates PFOS, PFOA as hazardous substances

    The agency intends to pursue companies that significantly contributed to the release of forever chemicals into the environment.

    By Megan Quinn • April 19, 2024
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    Chemical giants must soon slash toxic emissions after new EPA rule

    The regulation will require companies such as 3M and Honeywell to reduce emission levels at 200 plants across the country.

    By April 17, 2024
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    EPA sets PFAS drinking water standards

    The final rule includes a mandate for public water systems to complete initial monitoring for the chemicals within three years.

    By Cole Rosengren • April 10, 2024
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    How solar manufacturers can leverage IRA clean energy tax credits

    More than 500 companies and 45,500 projects registered for clean energy tax credits under the law as of March 8.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Biden administration awards $4B in clean energy manufacturing tax credits

    The money from the 48C credit spans 35 states and is part of a slate of tax incentives funded by the Inflation Reduction Act.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Silfab Solar to work with Solarcycle to reuse supply, bolster sustainability

    The solar industry firm will send old or underperforming parts to be recycled and then repurchase them as part of its manufacturing supply chain.

    By March 27, 2024
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    White House funds $6B to decarbonize US industrial sector

    The Department of Energy offered grants for 33 projects in eight historically high carbon-emitting industries such as aluminum, concrete and chemicals.

    By March 26, 2024