Small-batch personal care maker gains a following

In Washington State, small business owner Laura Kneib has been batch-producing soap, lip balms, and shampoo using waste biodiesel glycerin and reclaimed vegetable oil...

Italian report finds many biobased building materials are seismically favorable

In Italy, environmental organization Legambiente is advocating the use of biobased materials in future construction as a way of improving the safety of structures...

Calysta Signs Sustainable Aquaculture Pledge Ahead of World Oceans Day

In California, protein maker Calysta has pledged support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14 aimed at conserving and sustainably use marine resources. According...

Maryland researchers tweak wood into cheap, effective insulating material

In Maryland, researchers have developed an inexpensive, biodegradable, and heat-insulating material dubbed nanowood that could revolutionize energy-efficient buildings. Current insulating materials are expensive, energy-intensive to...

Anellotech sends first shipment from Texas biobased aromatics plant for testing

In Texas, biobased aromatics company Anellotech has sent its first shipment of BTX to partners IFPEN and AXENS for purification studies to make biobased...

Dutch Students Design 300-Kilogram Car with Biobased Materials

In the Netherlands, Eindhoven University students have designed a four-seat electric car that weighs just 300 kilograms, thanks to a light-weight biobased composite material...

Textile recycling process gives used garments a second life

In Austria, fashion label Sabinna and the Wearable technologists Engage with Artists for Responsible innovation (WEAR) project have developed a process to turn used...

Deinove and Processium partner to bring carotenoids to market faster

In France, Deinove has tapped process design firm Processium to help the company scale its carotenoid production process. Deinove, which uses Deinococcus bacteria to produce...

P&G hair-care megabrand taps expertise of UK’s Royal Botanic Gardens

In Cincinnati, Procter & Gamble brand Herbal Essences has partnered with United Kingdom’s Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew) to incorporate botanical science into its shampoos...

Essential oils evaluated for diesel blend stock

In Australia, researchers are using waste oil from oranges, tea trees, and eucalyptus as a diesel blend stock with comparable performance to all-diesel fuel. Queensland...

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Light-regulating living biomaterial reacts to its environment

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