Limestone paper maker seeks funding for overseas growth

In Japan, a company producing paper from rock is seeing pre-IPO funding to expand production and sales. TBM’s technology converts limestone into paper using less...

Amyris’ fermentation-based CBD work reaches milestone, triggers $10-million payment

In California, renewable chemical company Amyris has received a $10 million milestone payment from LAVVAN for delivery of fermentation-based cannabinoid. The partnership aims to disrupt...

Dutch researcher aims to make better bioeconomy crops

In the Netherlands, Wageningen University professor Luisa Trindade is looking to develop plant varieties that can be used to advance the bioeconomy, including hemp,...

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition, Marrone Bio ink plant health pact

In Kansas, Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition has partnered with Marrone Bio Innovations to develop specialty plant nutrient products enhanced with microorganisms. The goal is...

Consortium launches PLA-based barrier films

In Spain, packaging maker Coexpan has partnered with bioplastic producer NatureWorks and Italian manufacturer of extrusion and thermoforming lines AMUT Group to develop biobased...

Swedish funeral company launches wheat bran and food waste coffins

In Sweden, the green burial trend is getting a new twist with coffins made of wheat bran and biofibers from food waste, including orange...

3D printed, biobased dwelling wins Mars habitat competition

In New York, a “multi-planetary architectural and technology design agency” has won NASA’s Mars Habitat Competition with a biobased, 3-D printed dwelling design. AI SpaceFactory...

Algae discovery could improve solar power efficiency

In the United Kingdom, researchers at the University of Birmingham are studying algae that can capture 95% of light—much more than the 10-20% captured...

BASF partners with milk-protein film firm Lactips

In France, chemical giant BASF has signed a marketing contract with French milk-protein films company Lactips. Under the terms of the deal, BASF will...

Seed pencil maker branches out into tea bags

In Denmark, the producer of a biodegradable pencil containing seeds has expanded into teabags. Dubbed Sprout Spoon, the foldable teabag/stirrer combo is 100% biodegradable and...

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Pope weighs in on sustainability, calls for circular economy

In Vatican City, the Catholic Church has called for a transition to a circular economy, including the use of more biobased products. Pontifical Academy of...

Hemp maker acquires Blue Marble Biomaterials, plans quick scale-up in Missoula

In Montana, a hemp processor has purchased Blue Marble Biomaterials, including the company’s plant in Missoula. Socati Corp. (Woodburn, Oregon) plans on hiring 40 workers,...

Colorado algae startup makes black ink green

In Colorado, a startup is producing sustainable ink for packaging using algae as feedstock. Dubbed Living Ink, the company was founded by PhD researchers Scott...