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The Role of Renewable Natural Gas in the Decarbonization of Our Economy

The Role of Renewable Natural Gas in the Decarbonization of Our Economy

The potential of renewable natural gas in the decarbonization landscape is examined in this Q&A with Johannes Escudero, CEO and ED of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition).

Starbucks, Unilever, Dairy Farmers of America on Their Food-Waste-to-Energy Alliance

The three founding members of the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance discuss how the pioneering partnership is propelling their individual sustainability strategies.

Chicago-Area Communities See Benefits of Biodiesel

Biodiesel blends of 20%, also known as B20, are growing in popularity. Here are stories of three suburban Chicago communities that have committed to B20, and the many benefits they’ve received.

New Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Highlights Circular Solution to Food Waste, GHG Reduction

Unilever, Starbucks and Dairy Farmers of America have joined the historic alliance, which calls on the food industry to embrace the simple, circular relationship between food waste and its potential to reduce greenhouse gases.

Brewed Responsibly: How Smart Craft Brewers Are Cleaning Up Our Favorite Beverage

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. The immediate future offers a financial challenge for most brewers and distributors; but everyone from craft brewers to large factories can increase sustainability and protect their bottom lines through process efficiencies, more nimble supply chains and smart recycling solutions.

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Busting Myths About Biodiesel’s Environmental Impact

Debate about whether biofuels are environmentally friendly goes on — especially around land use. At issue is whether the amount of land available for agricultural production can support the growing global population’s demand for both food and fuel.

The Moment of Truth for Urban Mobility Decarbonization Is Upon Us

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Urban mobility has continued to evolve along with humans’ changing need for transport. Here are a few emerging technologies, public-private partnerships and city design initiatives fueling the transition to a sustainable future for urban mobility.

Corporate-Backed Tech Accelerator's Innovation Ecosystem to Foster Climate Solutions

Backed by 9 corporate giants representing $3T in market cap and 9 investor partners with $2B in assets, the D3 tech accelerator will help commercialize and scale an inaugural cohort of almost 50 climate-innovation startups.

Trucking Fleets Don’t Look Back After Switch to Biodiesel

As fleets look to reduce GHG emissions, they are looking beyond improvements in fuel economy to advanced technologies and alternative fuels — which can also offer financial savings over petroleum diesel.

Electric Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Can Coexist in a Clean Energy Future

The future of alternative energy will not be based on a single solution. Options are much more likely to include “all of the above” answers, using both electricity and proven alternatives such as biodiesel.

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Repurposing Farm-Based Food Waste Provides Pathway to a Healthier Planet

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Food waste handling presents itself as either a generator of deadly greenhouse gases — or a tool for immediate decarbonization of the food cycle, and an increase in the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.

Scarcity Breeding Increasingly Innovative Water-Saving Strategies in Agriculture

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. By incorporating new technologies and tactics into farming practices, agriculture can promote more efficient irrigation and water management — and play a major role in global water conservation and reuse.

Chicago Parks Contribute to Cleaner Air with Renewable Fuel

How biodiesel use supports the Chicago Park District's mission to preserve its world-class park system for future generations.

Embracing Collaboration Is Key to Delivering the Low-Carbon World We Need

A recent collaboration between Shell Energy and Wells Fargo shows how the corporate world has responded to the evolving market — and how using renewable energy just makes good business sense.

Precision Ecosystems: An Improved Model for Better Indoor Crops

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The progress of humankind is heavily linked to technological changes in how farming is done. Today, farming in the US faces challenges never before seen that require supplementing traditional agriculture with new approaches.

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Soybean Farmer Takes Active Role in Biodiesel Industry

Rob Shaffer — a fourth-generation soybean, corn and Angus cattle farmer — has been active in industry organizations for more than a decade. He was invited to join the National Biodiesel Board in 2012 and hasn’t looked back.

Biogen Puts $250M Toward Protecting the Climate, Human Health, Social Justice

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. With its commitment to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2040, Biogen aims to accelerate progress on improving air quality and addressing the harm being done to vulnerable communities around the world.

The Slow, Steady Climb on the Road to Higher Blends of Biodiesel

Advocates for biodiesel notched a big victory in December when President Trump signed into law a new budget deal that included a five-year extension of the $1/gallon tax credit for biodiesel blenders.

Does Adopting Renewable Energy Feel Complex? 4 Considerations to Get You Started

When adopting a renewable energy strategy, here are four considerations all executives should keep in mind that will streamline the process and ensure their end results achieve their sustainability goals.

River Cruise Giants Make Big Waves, Smaller Impacts with Biodiesel

For Hornblower, the integration of biodiesel into its latest boats was a natural evolution of its environmental stewardship. The company has led the charge in the industry, in terms of reducing its fleet’s impacts on the environment.

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