Global Bioenergies hits isobutene milestone at Leuna plant

In Germany, Global Bioenergies has produced biobased isobutene at the scale of its 5,000-liter fermentation plant at Leuna—less than five months after the unit...

London firm pioneers boat shoes from invasive algae

In London, an ecofriendly footwear firm is set to launch the “ultimate amphibious adventure shoes” made from invasive algae. Vivobarefoot and Bloom, a producer of...

New microbeads concept could actually benefit oceans

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Innovation award winners generate useful products from wastewater, bugs

In Belgium, a bioremediation startup and a company using insects to produce sustainable nutrients won bioinnovation awards at the European Forum on Industrial Biotechnology...

Waste not, want not: Dutch extracting cellulose from used toilet paper

In the Netherlands, a wastewater treatment plant is extracting cellulose from used toilet paper for use in insulation, bottles, and bike lanes. The two-year pilot...

Mexican Engineering Students Develop Oat-Based Plastic

In Mexico, two engineering students have developed a biodegradable polymer out of oat starch. Esbeydhy Oyuky Yescas and Marlen Hernández, both students at the Technological...

Croda exec: Renewable ingredients key to sustainability in personal care

In New York, Croda executive Chris Sayner said renewable products play a large part in the company’s sustainability goals in the cosmetics and personal...

French Skin Care Company Joins EU Algae Project

In France, skin care firm Lessonia has joined a research project aimed at increasing production and use of two European seaweeds: brown alga Saccharina...

Berkeley researchers get E. coli to produce fluorinated molecules

In California, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have coaxed Escherichia coli to use fluorinated building blocks to make new organofluorine target molecules. Led...

London locates second “fatberg”

In London, another giant ball of garbage—congealed together by decades worth of discarded fats and oils—has been found clogging the city’s sewer. The latest “fatberg”...

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