ARPA-E’s energy crop scanner improves data speeds 70X

In Arizona, the Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture group of the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy office has built a scanner that...

WSU researchers find new method to separate lignin from wood

In Washington, Washington State University researchers used a new type of solvent to separate lignin from wood without altering its key properties – a...

NCBiotech receives $1.87M USDA/DOE grant to lead SE sorghum initiative

In North Carolina, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center received a $1.87 million federal grant for a three-year study of the production of sorghum as...

Preservation Sciences licenses dehydration tech to Bright Green for Arizona project

In New Mexico, Preservation Sciences, Inc. is licensing its dehydration technology to the Bright Green Group for use in the $160 million facility Bright...

USDA to purchase $20M in surplus cheese

In Wisconsin, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. Department of Agriculture will purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese to reduce a private cheese...

Nigeria to plant jatropha along 5,000km of NNPC pipelines

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company announced it will begin planting jatropha along its 5,000km of pipeline to produce biodiesel but the trees...

Agrivida closes $20.4-million funding round 

Agritech company Agrivida has raised $20.4 million in a Series E funding that will be used to commercialize its Grainzyme feed enzyme for poultry...

ASSOBARI becomes first Brazilian sugarcane group to earn RSB sustainability certification

In Switzerland, ASSOBARI (Associação  dos Fornecedores de Cana da Região de Bariri) became the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on...

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Kraig Biocraft develops spider silk proteins breakthrough

In Michigan, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., and its R&D team have achieved a major breakthrough in the construction of DNA encoding for spider silk...

Arctic Biomaterials wins 2018 Innovation Award

In Germany, the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018” goes to Arctic Biomaterials from Finland for degradable glass fibre reinforced PLA. The...

Nine products nominated for “Hemp Product of the Year”

In Germany, for the first time ever, an innovation award will be presented for the “Hemp Product of the Year”. Nine products were nominated...