California shoemaker debuts new vegan kicks

In California, T.U.K. Footwear is launching a new shoe line for fall that includes seven styles made from a new, softer vegan material dubbed...

Texas dissolvable cup maker looks for a dance partner

In Dallas, Lore Technology has introduced beverage cups made from corn protein that take mere hours to dissolve in hot water. The cups use...

Swedes look to forests for textiles innovation

In Sweden, scientists at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås have made a dress entirely out of paper in an effort to promote...

Ambassador: Netherlands fertile ground for palm oil innovation

In the Netherlands, ambassador to Malaysia Karin Mossenlechner is urging Malayia’s palm oil industry to view Dutch universities as an avenue to expand into...

Algae-based cosmetics firm to expand

In France, algae-based cosmetics firm Lessonia will double production capacity at Saint Thonan. The expanded, 8,000-square-meter facility will open in 2018 and meet demand...

Algae-based flip-flops coming soon to a beach near you

In San Diego, a trio of professors at the University of California have created a prototype flip-flop made from algae-derived polymeric polyols. Founded by Stephen...

A robot you can eat

In Switzerland, researchers at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne are developing edible robots that could be used for everything from food transportation to...

Scottish algae company sees green in the color blue

In Scotland, Scottish Bioenergy is looking to replace synthetic food colorings with a natural, algae-based version, dubbed ScotBio Blue. Chief Operating Officer Polly Van Alstyne...

Hard times fall on North Dakota startup

In North Dakota, a company produces paper flower pots, paper and boards from manure is facing eviction from a city-owned industrial park for failing...

Gevo teams up with National Labs to improve ethanol-to-olefins catalyst

In Colorado, Gevo and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are collaborating to improve Gevo’s ethanol-to-olefins catalyst. Gevo’s...

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