Amyris squalane plant undamaged by Hurricane Florence

In North Carolina, Amyris says its Leland joint venture facility does not appear damaged from Hurricane Florence and that most employees have reported to...

Snack guilt-free with biobased chip packaging

In Germany, snack maker myCHIPSBOX is using compostable, biobased films made of wood pulp in its chip bags. The packaging was designed by Futarama...

Firmenich adds biotech sweetener company for $73 million

In Switzerland, Firmenich has agreed to buy fermentation-based sweetener Senomyx for $73 million, or $1.50/share in cash—a 43% premium of the company’s closing price...

“Minimalist” shoes a step toward greener living

In San Diego, self-described “barefoot” and “minimalist” shoe maker VIVOBAREFOOT is planning a new product line made with polymer made from industrial field corn. Dubbed...

PepsiCo joins biobased bottle consortium

In New York, soda-and-snack giant PepsiCo has joined the NaturALL Bottle alliance, a consortium of entities looking to develop bioplastic bottles. The alliance was formed...

Danimer creates biodegradable straw as bans proliferate

In Georgia, Danimer Scientific says it has created the world’s first fully biodegradable straw using its Nodax™ polyhydroxyalkanoate biopolymer. The innovation comes as many...

Dutch partnership to produce chemicals from sunlight and carbon dioxide

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel and Photanol are planning to build a demonstration plant for Photanol’s cyanobacteria technology. Photanol’s process uses cyanobacteria to convert sunlight and...

DuPont completes Sorona expansion

In North Carolina, DuPont Industrial Biosciences has completed an expansion of its Kinston biopolymer facility. The investment increased capacity by 25% and will help...

German researchers demonstrate a wood waste-to-bioplastic process

In Germany, researchers at the Fraunhofer IGB are developing a process to convert biobased terpene into 100% renewable polyamide. The project, dubbed TerPa, has already...

Biodegradable caskets give guinea pigs dignity in death

In Australia, two women have launched a business making biodegradable pet coffins and body bags. Zoe Ednie-Brown and Jahna Trethowan of Kojonup, West Australia, founded...

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Ecover’s new bottle rethinks ocean waste and plastic

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Light-regulating living biomaterial reacts to its environment

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In Indonesia, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) proposed the establishment of an integrated laboratory of bioproduct (iLAB) to increase economic value-added and create...