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Essential oils evaluated for diesel blend stock

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Cali seeks new uses for almond waste amid nut boom

In California, the Almond Board of California is looking for new applications for the 4.3 billion pounds of almond waste hulls grown annually in...

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Firmenich launches traceability initiative for flavors business

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Amyris to join Russel Microcap Index

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New 3-D printing filament a “turning point for global manufacturing”

In Singapore, researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully demonstrated the use of cellulose in making large, 3-D printed objects. By...

Adidas taps German biotech firm for bioinspired, biodegradable sneakers

In Germany, synthetic biology firm AMSilk is mimicking spider silk to produce materials for apparel, including biodegradable Adidas sneakers. CEO Jens Klein  tells Labiotech.eu that...

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