A UPM bio-refinery will begin production this year with hopes of producing 100,000 tonnes of wood-based BioVerno biodiesel annually. Opening this year in Lappeenranta, Finland with a staff of around 200, it is the world’s first commercial scale…
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With the growing interest in alternative fuels, one possible green business idea that combines recycling of resources with a product that is constantly in need (fuel) is a biodiesel cooperative or biodiesel processing facility. 1. What is a biodiesel co-op? Biodiesel is an environmentally friendly (renewable), typically domestically produced, and healthier alternative to traditional diesel fuel. […]
What do you do with vacant area in and around airports without much utility?
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has some great ideas. How about a massive solar panel installation, and an alternative fueling station for private and commercial vehicles at O’Hare International Airport? A new composting program for some restaurants operating at Midway International Airport can’t be too bad either!
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino to announce the new sustainability initiatives that will make Chicago’s airports greener than ever during the kickoff of the 2011 Airports Going Green conference in Chicago on October 31st.
Want more of those delicious and crispy fries? Thanks to DC Biofuels, the tasty french fry in the DC may linger on a little longer – fueling the vehicle fleets in the area as the nation’s capital area will get its own biofdiesel facility next year!
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While the U.S. Congress and President Obama attempt to jump-start the economy (the destructive “growth” one, not the nature-based, restoration ECOnomy) by spending hundreds of billions of dollars they don’t even have, many ecopreneurs and the green businesses they manage continue to prosper in the restoration ECOnomy. True, some of the proposed Federal spending will […]
Civil and environmental professor and ecopreneur-inventor Jack V. Matson, PhD. dedicates his life to practicing “intelligent fast failure,” an expression he coined to capture the essence of innovation. It’s captured in his irreverently titled book, Innovate or Die: A Personal Perspective on the Art of Innovation. As an ecopreneur, he started an environmental design firm, […]