Univar, Hallstar expand renewable personal care ingredients distribution deal

In Europe, Univar has extended its exclusive distribution agreement in Italy with Hallstar to include  Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, and Benelux. The deal covers...

Bali entrepreneur launches cassava-based bioplastic

In Bali, biology graduate student and surfer Kevin Kumala has launched Avani Eco, a manufacturer of bioplastics made from cassava starch, vegetable oils, and...

Vietnamese students create cassava flour-based bioplastic

In Vietnam, two students have developed a plastic bag replacement from cassava flour. Nguyen Cam Binh Minh and Nguyen Cam Kieu Khanh, students at...

Bioplastics from garbage and wood waste advance in Europe

In Europe, two government-funded projects are advancing processes to produce plastics from materials such as garbage and wood waste. SYNPOL is working to convert the...

Algae-based fish food could reverse decline in salmon omega-3s

In California, TerraVia says feeding farmed salmon its omega-3-rich, algae-based AlgaPrime DHA could help combat a decline in the popular fish’s omega-3 fatty acid...

Solabia buys French algae firm, targets cosmetic ingredients

In France, Solabia Group has acquired Algues & Mer, an algae-based ingredients located on Ouessant Island. Since its founding in 1994, Algues & Mer has...

Herbivore uproar not enough to stop tallow-based currency

In the United Kingdom, vegan outrage over the use of animal fat in currency will not halt the introduction of £10 notes that contain...

Soy-based air filter can deliver better purification than plastic

In Washington, researchers have developed an air filter using soy protein along with bacterial cellulose. The filter was developed by Washington State University researchers in...

Fashion brand eyes vegan-friendly silk, partners with Bolt Threads

In San Francisco, fashion house Stella McCartney is expanding its eco-friendly fashion innovation through a partnership with biotechnology company Bolt Threads. Under the collaboration,...

Lithuanian Researchers Develop Packaging that Biodegrades and Keeps Food Fresher

In Lithuania, Kaunas University of Technology researchers believe they have developed a biodegradable food packaging that will keep food fresher for longer—reducing food waste...

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