If year-round sales of E15 gasoline are established it would not have much of an impact on the US ethanol market, with overall sales expected to just have a slight increase, according to analysts. "The likely impact on US ethanol and corn demand in the foreseeable future is immaterial, in our view," said J.P. Morgan analyst Ann Duignan.
Argonne National Laboratory's System Assessment Group has updated its greenhouse gases, regulated emissions and energy use in transportation model, or GREET, an analytical tool used to review the life cycle of transportation fuels and vehicle technologies and their effect on energy and the environment. The 2018 GREET update include changes for bioproducts and biofuels, such as the addition of three bio-derived products, and carbon calculator adjustments for land use change from the production of biofuels.
Procter & Gamble is launching "Ambition 2030," a sustainability campaign that addresses finite resources and increased consumption. Company officials said 2020 goals have already been met or plans are in place to meet them.
T-Mobile has enrolled in Green Direct, a Puget Sound Energy program that will provide the company with energy from local wind and solar projects to power its Bellevue, Wash., headquarters by 2021. T-Mobile is pursuing a 100% renewable sourcing goal for all its operations and already holds power purchase agreements with wind farms in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Unilever's sustainability agenda is based on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is evident in every aspect of the company's operations, says Chief Sustainability Officer Jeff Seabright. The company hopes to become carbon-positive by 2030.
Texas' Austin Parks Foundation will be a part of the Austin City Limits Festival for the second year with its Rock & Recycle event, which encourages local recycling, and Divert It, which teaches sustainability efforts like composting. Participants will earn a T-shirt and be entered into a contest.
San Francisco-based sustainable footwear brand Allbirds has opened its first UK store in London's trendy Covent Garden shopping district. The company makes its shoes out of eco-friendly eucalyptus, wool and sugar cane, and it has investor support from Leonardo DiCaprio and celebrity endorsements.
Moline, Ill., residents now can recycle glass curbside as part of the area's single-stream system. The town will also introduce new recycling bins equipped with RFID technology to verify service and keep track of containers.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has unveiled a plan for eight state agencies to shift to buying wind and solar generation over the next several years. He says the move will save money and curb greenhouse gas emissions.
UK discount retailer Lidl will only use sustainably sourced soy for its own-brand products. The company will buy Roundtable for Responsible Soy credits for its complete soy footprint.