• January 20, 2021

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    What is biochar and how is it made?

    Biochar is a carbon-rich material that can be made from many forms of wasted organic material. Learn about the unique role it can play as part of a sustainable, circular economy.

  • November 5, 2020

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    What is green hydrogen energy?

    Across the globe, ambitious government policies are investing billions of U.S. dollars into hydrogen-based energy. Has the moment for sustainable hydrogen power arrived? Read on for a deep dive into green hydrogen and its potential as part of the world’s clean energy mix.

  • November 5, 2020

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    Fueling the next wave of clean energy

    What will it take to bring next-wave clean energies like hydrogen-based technologies to market maturity, like wind and solar today? To find out, we sat down with Daniel O’Connell, an innovator with Plug Power, the world’s fastest-growing hydrogen company.

  • November 4, 2020

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    What is the circular economy?

    The circular economy completely reimagines how we make and consume—it’s a framework for designing waste out while keeping materials in use for as long as possible. Read on to learn how circularity works and why so many companies and policymakers are turning to it today.

  • July 15, 2020

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    Mapping sustainability in the post-COVID landscape

    Governments and businesses around the world are re-evaluating their priorities as they work to ensure public health and economic security in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Is sustainability in the face of climate change among those priorities?

  • July 2, 2020

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    What is life cycle assessment (LCA)?

    One of the most common methodologies for quantifying sustainability is life cycle assessment (LCA). It can give businesses, policymakers, and consumers valuable data for understanding the environmental impact of industrial processes and systems.

  • April 30, 2020

    Remanufacturing thermal spray

    What is remanufacturing?

    Remanufacturing is an industrial process for returning used or worn parts and products to a like-new condition. Read on for a deeper dive into this little-known but fast-growing resource-recovery method, what it is, how it works, and why it matters today.

  • February 5, 2020

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    Three tips for making your new technology idea a success

    Most startups don’t learn how to talk to a manufacturer until it’s too late, costing them resources they don’t have. Knowing what a manufacturing partner expects from you will help ensure that your next tech commercialization is headache-free.

  • October 17, 2019

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    How to find (and fix) the blind spots in your sustainability data

    Known unknowns, unknown unknowns, and data blind spots can make understanding environmental impact difficult. On-the-ground, data-driven resources like the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) are helping businesses and nonprofits measure their impact and put in place successful plans.

  • July 30, 2019

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    Putting technology and innovation to work to end food waste

    About a third of all food in the United States never gets eaten. The result is an estimated $218 billion loss to the U.S. economy each year, an enormous toll on the environment, and a missed opportunity to feed food-insecure communities.