Sarnia biocluster proving attractive to green chemicals

In Sarnia, Ontario, the influx of renewable industries into a historically petrochemical production hub is gaining momentum—and transforming the local economy. "The petrochemical industry developed...

Amyris adds talent to keep up with skin care demand

In California, Amyris has appointed two executives to its Clean Beauty team to keep pace with rapidly growing sales for its Biossance skincare line...

Starbucks declares the last straw

In Seattle, ubiquitous coffee chain Starbucks has joined several other retailers in announcing plans to ditch straws. Alternatives include newly designed, straw less lids for...

Sheep-free wool nabs PETA prize

In Colombia, students from the La Universidad de Los Andes have won the Bio Design Challenge, a contest cosponsored by animal rights group PETA...

Taiwanese startup develops sugar-based straws

In Taiwan, a startup has developed a straw alternative based on sugarcane waste. 100% Plants, founded by Huang Chien-chung, uses simple chemical methods to turn...

Bioplastics need a level playing field

In Europe, Hasso von Pogrell, managing director of trade group European Bioplastics, is calling for measures to level the playing field for bioplastics. Specifically, he...

Study: Biorefineries won’t drive up wood costs

In Sweden, a report from researchers at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Luleå University of Technology (LTU), and RISE Research Institutes says growth...

UK researchers turn lignin into bioplastic

In the United Kingdom, researchers at the University of Warwick have created a bioplastic by genetically modifying a lignin-eating bacteria. “I have been working on...

Deinove skincare ingredient wins Most Innovative Technology Award

In France, biotechnology cluster IAR has named Deinove’s PHYT-N-RESIST Phytoene ingredient for skin care its Most Innovative Technology for 2018. Phytoene is a colorless carotenoid...

Promiscuous enzyme could be lignin-busting breakthrough

In the United Kingdom, researchers at the University of Portsmouth have developed a new, “promiscuous” enzyme that can convert plant waste into fuel, nylon,...

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Starbucks and McDonald’s partner up to find the perfect biobased cup

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