Sustainability


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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
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    Walmart pilots 3D weaving machines for apparel manufacturing

    The retailer has partnered with fashion tech company Unspun in an effort to reduce waste and boost U.S. textile production.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • March 25, 2024
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    Verdagy’s green hydrogen factory receives $39.6M DOE grant

    The Department of Energy's funding is part of its larger effort to accelerate the mass adoption of green hydrogen in U.S. manufacturing.

    By March 22, 2024
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    GM hires former Tesla exec as head of manufacturing and sustainability

    Jens Peter Clausen led efforts to scale the production of EV propulsion systems at the electric automaker’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.

    By Eric Walz • March 14, 2024
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    Biden administration boosts EV supply chain with $2B lithium loan

    The money will go towards constructing processing facilities at Lithium Americas' upcoming project, expected to produce 40,000 tons of the material a year beginning in 2027. 

    By March 14, 2024
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    How the SEC climate rule will impact manufacturers’ supply chains

    Even with scope 3 emissions left out of the new rule, contract manufacturers should be prepared to report emissions data as more states adopt disclosure requirements, experts say. 

    By March 12, 2024
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    How digitalization can help manufacturers reach sustainability goals

    In the wake of the SEC’s new climate disclosure rule, companies can use data tools and cloud-based solutions to better track emissions, experts say.

    By Michelle No • March 11, 2024
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    SEC drops scope 3 emissions from final climate disclosure rule

    The agency scaled back reporting requirements for scope 1 and 2 and will take a phased approach to the new mandates.

    By Lamar Johnson • March 6, 2024
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    Solarcycle to build $344M recycled solar glass plant in Georgia

    The manufacturer will produce up to six gigawatts of recycled solar glass annually.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    To farm or fabricate? 3D printing’s role in the food industry

    As food production startups begin commercializing 3D-printed seafood, some experts question the viability of the technology in the broader market.

    By Megan Ruggles • Feb. 28, 2024
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    Clean energy manufacturers invested $2.4B in new projects in January: E2

    The investments, which came from four companies, add to the now 234 manufacturing projects announced since the Inflation Reduction Act passed.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    EU looks to boost clean tech manufacturing with new legislation

    The Net-Zero Industry Act seeks to expedite permits for projects to create solar panels, wind power, electrolysers, batteries and more.

    By Lamar Johnson • Feb. 16, 2024
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    EPA lowers maximum soot pollution emissions

    Manufacturing trade groups pushed back against the new rule, saying it will be harder to build new factories and create jobs.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Louis Dreyfus building new pea protein facility

    An increasing shift to plant-based protein, especially for dairy products, is driving demand for the ingredient.

    By Rose Palazzolo • Feb. 13, 2024
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    US electric demand set to grow 1.5% annually through 2026

    Growth in manufacturing and industrial electrification are among the factors behind the growth, according to the International Energy Agency.

    By Ethan Howland • Jan. 31, 2024
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    Policy outlook 2024: What’s on manufacturers’ minds

    Three industry groups said they are watching federal funding, regulation concerns and election rhetoric — among other issues.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    EV battery research gets $131M funding boost

    The Energy Department financing includes millions for OEMs like Cummins and Paccar.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    Cummins to spend $580M to upgrade North Carolina plant

    The new equipment will expand the Rocky Mount plant’s ability to produce gasoline and propane engines.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Battery recycling could cut dependence on China for rare earths

    Circularity strategies like battery reuse could help the U.S. meet up to 40% of rare earth needs, says a new study in Nature Geoscience.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Jan. 17, 2024
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    Verizon supplier to open $30M New York plant

    Orbic Electronics plans to move its cell phone and tablet production from China to Long Island.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    Qcells, Microsoft expand solar panel supply partnership

    The new agreement could provide enough solar energy to power up to 1.8 million homes a year.

    By Jan. 8, 2024