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Goodwill of Delaware now collecting plastic film that can be used to make Trex decks

Three independent Goodwill organizations serving Delaware and Delaware County, PA, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia, today formed a partnership with Trex to collect plastic film that will be used in Trex composite decking products. Trex is the world's largest composite decking company, offering a outdoor products that include fencing, furniture, and pergolas made from 95% recycled...

Bloom Energy to install green hydrogen system at Minnesota nuclear power plant

Bloom Energy announced plans to install a hydrogen-producing electrolyzer at the Xcel Energy Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Minnesota. The plant is located south of Minneapolis-St. Paul along the Mississippi River. Bloom, based in northern California, builds fuel cells and electrolyzers at its site in Newark. Employment has risen to 700, according to the company. Bloom Energy’s electrolyzer –...

I-95 south in Wilmington to close over weekend

Drainage and paving work near exits 7A/Route 52 and the exit 8 Route 202 interchange will require the closing of ramps, and the weekend closing of I-95 south through Wilmington. Work began on Wednesday Dates (subject to weather) and location- Exit 7A/SR 52 south: Overnight closing - 9 p.m. Thursday Sept 15 to 5 a.m. Friday Sept. 16- Exit 7A/SR...

UD’s Horn program announces 17&43 entrepreneur award winners

(From Lerner College of Business and Economics) Horn Entrepreneurship and the University of Delaware Lerner College of Business and Economics announced the 2022 Blue Hen 17&43 award winners. Criteria used in the selection of the winners included revenue, growth, innovation and social impact. Businesses span areas from SaS platforms, consumer packaged goods, financial services and bio-medical technology. ...

Young businesses can now apply for state EDGE grants

Young Delaware companies in need of funding to help expand their business can apply to compete for an Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) grant from the Division of Small Business. The division will be accepting EDGE grant applications through September 30 from promising early-stage businesses throughout Delaware. Businesses that are less than five years old and employ no more than 10 employees are...

My view: Solar net metering is kinda complicated

One of the advantages of setting up a solar panel system at your business or home is something known as "net metering." Simply stated, it allows a customer to be paid for excess solar-powered electricity that is fed back into the grid.Net metering sounds like a no-brainer, but as we found out in Sussex County, change is difficult.While getting paid...

Plans announced for second library on Wilmington’s East Side

The State of Delaware has entered into a sales agreement for a new Wilmington Library. The site, at 3905 North Market Street, is the current site of the vintage Saab dealership. The construction of the new library, which will provide land for site development and increased parking needs, will be funded through approximately $22 million that was...

NIIMBL pharma manufacturing research center in Newark gets $8 million in funding

U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.) announced $8 million in new funding for the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) on the University of Delaware Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus in Newark. NIIMBL is supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Director of NIST and Under Secretary of Commerce Laurie E. Locascio joined...

My take: Task of watering ‘broadband deserts’ gets underway

An ambitious program to bring broadband internet to areas of the state is getting underway. Three of the four cable companies operating in Delaware will share in the nearly $45 million grant that is part of a $110 million program announced earlier,  Fierce Telecom reported. The money comes from the American Rescue Plan Act. (Graphic from the State of Delaware)  Comcast will get $33...

Viewpoint: Why the ChristianaCare-Crozier deal fell through

Author sees chance of Delaware hospital system being acquired by Highmark by C.D. Casscells, M.D., Center for Health Policy, Caesar Rodney Institue, Glasgow (The opinions expressed here are those of the author and not Delaware Business Now) The second week of August 2022, the planned take-over of the Crozer Health (four hospitals in Delaware County, PA) by ChristianaCare (three hospitals, outpatient & other services in Delaware and...

Chemours begins commissioning work at Florida mine

The Chemours Company has begun commissioning work at its newest mineral sand mine, Trail Ridge South. The new mining operation represents a $93 million investment that will create approximately 50 new jobs in the three-county area. Commissioning work to test operations at the new Florida mine is underway, with startup anticipated later this year. Expansion of its mining operations...

Plans announced for an increased number of vehicle charging stations

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resources announced plans to locate 11 multi-car, fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations along major travel routes. It will be followed by an expansion of EV charging stations into communities over the next five years. It's part of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law initiative to expand charging across the country. Under an initial plan...

Former Vice Chancellor Slights joins tech law giant Wilson Sonsini

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati announced that former Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III has joined the firm’s litigation department as a partner in the Wilmington, Delaware, office. He will be a member of Wilson Sonsini’s corporate governance practice.  Before joining the firm, Slights served as Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery for six years prior to  his...

IT service provider SSD purchased by Long Island-based company

Sourcepass announced the addition of two IT companies –Wilmington-based SSD Technology Partners and Total Technology Solutions – to its portfolio of technology solutions companies serving small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Sourcepass is based in Long Island, NY. “In keeping with our goal of being the leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) for SMBs, we are always looking for partner companies that enhance...

Memorabilia company opens secure storage site in New Castle area

Collectors has launched  Collectors Vault, a service that authenticates, grades, researches, stores, buys, and sells collectibles through one platform. The company earlier announced plans for a secure storage facility for collectables in the New Castle area. Delaware has become a popular site for secure storage, thanks to its East Coast location and the lack of a sales tax. In recent years,...