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Baltimore, MD (November 18, 2015) - When 23-year old Brendan Quinn took over the family business as interim-CEO of Ernest Maier in 1995, few people would have predicted that he could save a concrete block manufacturing company on the brink of bankruptcy. Fast-forward twenty years to present day, and not only is Ernest Maier a highly successful building solutions provider, but it is leading the charge to bring sustainable innovations to the forefront of the concrete industry.  more...

(Newswise November 11, 2015) - The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted NewLeaf Symbiotics US Patent No. 9,181,541 for its Microbial Fermentation technology. The patent covers compositions comprising Pink Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs (PPFMs). PPFMs are beneficial bacteria that naturally colonize plants and stimulate their growth.  more...

Springfield, VA (November 10, 2015) - The ready mixed concrete industry is about to get greener thanks to a trailblazing partnership announced today by CarbonCure Technologies of Nova Scotia, and Vulcan Materials Company.  more...

(October 19, 2015) - The US company Vestaron Corporation is the winner of the inaugural Bernard Blum Award. The award ceremony took place on Monday 19th October in Basel, Switzerland, at the opening ceremony of the annual ABIM Congress, the largest Biopesticide industry gathering in the world. The Bernard Blum award was created by IBMA in memory of the association founding father Bernard Blum whom the award and trophy is dedicated to in this 20th anniversary of the formation of IBMA as an association. Dr Robert Kennedy, Chief Scientific Officer at Vestaron Corp, received the award from the hands of Dr Willem Ravensberg, President of IBMA.  more...

Portland, OR (October 7, 2015) – ESS Inc. has closed a Series A Round of $3.2M, led by Pangaea Ventures, to commercialize its All-Iron Redox Flow Battery (IFB). The IFB is designed for the long duration energy storage market, where greater than 4 hours of energy capacity and high numbers of cycles are expected. The financing will enable the Company to make investments in tooling that will position ESS for volume production of its low cost battery components and to support its market development activities.  more...

It’s not just fish meal, it’s happy meal — for investors, we hear. As Calysta pivots towards methane-to-protein and supersizes its business plan, we visit with CEO Alan Shaw to find out who’s lovin’ it...  more...

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB September 01, 2015) - ACME Advanced Materials, Inc. today announced they have partnered with two of the world’s leading SiC research groups to independently evaluate and assess the performance enhancement from devices fabricated on their microgravity processed SiC substrates (S Grade). When compared to devices made on traditional Prime Grade substrates, ACME’s initial tests showed that the S Grade devices had:  more...

BNN interview with CarbonCure CEO Robert Niven. CarbonCure retrofits concrete plants with a technology that recycles waste carbon dioxide to make affordable, greener concrete products.  more...

KALAMAZOO, MI (June 23, 2015) - Vestaron Corporation, the leading developer of insect control products derived from naturally occurring peptides, today announced that its VST-006330-EP biopesticide has received a product registration and master label from California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. This follows last year’s registration with EPA and subsequent label expansion last month.  more...

(May 19, 2015) - CarbonCure Technologies Inc., a green technology company serving the concrete sector, has closed a $3 million Series C investment round. The oversubscribed round was led by Pangaea Ventures, a world leader in advanced materials venture capital. The investment will be used to accelerate sales in the concrete masonry sector, and expand CarbonCure’s CO2 utilization technology platform into the ready mixed concrete sector.  more...

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