Edible, seaweed-based packaging now available for sale

In Indonesia, seaweed-based food packaging firm Evoware says its products are now available for sale online. Edible-grade packaging, which has halal and food safety certifications,...

Biobased composite car seat wins innovation award

In Germany, the Bio4self consortium’s biobased autocomposite project has won the JEC Innovation Award for its prototype of a car seat made from self-reinforced,...

Biopolymers investment aimed at revitalizing local economy

In New Orleans, Advantage Capital has invested $6.5 million in Danimer Scientific, a producer of biobased polymers. Danimer plans on using the money to...

Queensland opens biofutures funding

In Queensland, proposals are being accepted for the $5-million, Queensland Waste to Biofutures Fund aimed at cultivating technologies that convert waste into useful products...

Finnish tissue producer taps Braskem, Amerplast for packaging

In Finland, Metsä Tissue and Amerplast will introduce tissue packaging for Metsä Tissue’s Serla brand that uses biobased polyethylene and Amerplast’s ESSI Kiertokääre product,...

Rice husk attracts attention in architecture

In France, architect Philippe Madec expects biobased materials like rice husk to change architecture and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. Rice husk...

Indian researchers produce jute- and kenaf-reinforced composites

In India, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi have successfully produced a composite plastic material reinforced with jute and kenaf using microwave...

UMadison researchers convert lignin into plastic substitute  

In Wisconsin, researchers have genetically engineered Novosphingobium aromaticivorans to digest lignin and produce smaller aromatic hydrocarbons that could be used to produce a plastic...

Renewable insulation materials eyed in France and UK to cut construction emissions 

In the United Kingdom and France, efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the construction industry has led several universities to assess the insulation...

Italian exhibition features “leather” dress made from wine waste

In Indonesia, a 70th anniversary celebration of Indonesia-Italy relations began with a science exhibition featuring a vegan leather dress made from Italy’s wine industry...

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PETA urges Levi’s to switch to vegan leather

In Virginia, the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals has called on the popular fashion brand Levi’s to replace the leather patch on...

Swede’s doctoral thesis features bioplastic from apple and orange waste

In Sweden, Veronika Bátori has developed a bioplastic using apple and orange waste as part of her doctoral thesis for Western Swedish University. Her work...

Bioplastic offers disposability amid India’s plastic bans

In Nagpur, India, chemical engineer Poonam Dixit has launched EnsaBio, a bioplastic made from vegetable starch and other renewable materials that can be used...