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Urban Mining Northeast, LLC, located in New Rochelle, New York, is a licensed regional producer of Pozzotive®, a high-performance pozzolan derived from post-consumer recycled glass. Pozzotive® is used in a multitude of applications, including as a supplementary cementitious material in cement. Urban Mining was challenged with evaluating the performance of Cathode Ray Tube panel glass as an alternative feedstock for Pozzotive®.
Two companies located in the Rochester, New York area, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. and LiDestri Food & Drink collaborated to assess the opportunity to upcycle some of their respective food waste streams into new end-products via industrial dehydration. Both companies were interested in evaluating the viability of collecting the previously defined excess products and co-streams and turning them into new end-products. Before performign a pilot or conducting a detailed market assessment, it was important for Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. and LiDestri Food & Drink to assess the logistical feasibility of industrial dehydration.
Staach, Inc., located in Rochester, New York is a manufacturer of handcrafted furniture. Staach prides itself in being proactive and continually looking for ways to improve operationally, socially and environmentally. As such, Staach was interested in identifying less impactful manufacturing processes as part of their business expansion and improve their positioning as a sustainable supplier.
In microbial fuel cell output evaluation, different subtrates were compared including pretreated Laminaria saccharina (kelp) and glucose. Additional pretreatment using hydrolysis and a fermentation bioreactor using glucose was also tested.
UltraCell Insulation, LLC. located in Buffalo, New York was founded in 2013 to develop high efficiency cellulose insulation, manufactured primarily from recycled corrugated cardboard. After important breakthroughs in material science, and two rounds of product dvelopment, the insulation is ready for introduction to the market. NYSP2I was chellenged with analyzing the potential greenhouse gas impact of UltraCell Insulation™ for the U.S. residential housing market.
Hansford Parts and Products is a contract machining services company located in Macedon, New York. Hansford also manufactures their own products including the Hansford Davis Keyseater, Hansford Die Handler, and Hansford Die Carts. Hansford Parts and Products was encountering increasing customer demands for the implementation of an ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System in order to do business.
Located in Brooklyn, New York, Dandelion, Energy (Dandelion) offers affordable geothermal heating and cooling systems to homeowners in New York State. Dandelion utilizes a new propietary drilling technology for geothermal system installations, enabling access and minimal disruption to the installation sites. With the challenges of installation logistics, Dandelion requested assistance to better understand their geothermal installation logistics.
The mission of Industrial/Organic (I/O), located in Brooklyn, New York, is to recover the resources spent on food that is wasted, and reuse them to create a more sustainable system for food and other consumer goods. Industrial/Organic wanted to understand feasibility of scaling up their food waste fermentation system and the potential end market.
The electrical discharge plasma process has the potential to inhibit foot spoilage and increase liquid food shelf life thereby reducing food waste and preventing the formation of greenhouse gases.
This technology has the potential to be an improvement of the current wind turbine gearbox lubricants by reducing wear.