Dutch designer creates 100% sunflower-based products

In the Netherlands, a designer is using sunflower crop waste to make sustainable products such as insulation, phone cases, binders, and varnish. Thomas Vailly, founder...

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...

Biobased polyester breakthrough could improve production rates

In Japan, researchers at the Toyohashi University of Technology have developed a method to producing a new lactic acid-based polyester with an alternating arrangement...

Brazil’s Beraca to launch silicone alternative made from tucumã fruit

In Amsterdam, Beraca will launch Tucumã Butter, a 100% natural alternative to silicones in skin care products, at the upcoming in-cosmetics Global. Brazil-based Beraca says...

South Korean citrus protects skin from indoor pollution

In Switzerland, a cosmetics active ingredient extracted from the green citrus unshiu has won the Sustainable Beauty Award at the recent Sustainable Cosmetics Summit...

Amyris raises $34 million as it pursues skin care, sweeteners, and CBD

In California, renewable chemical company Amyris has closed most of a $34-million private placement of its common stock and warrants to purchase common stock...

PHA water bottles eyed for ocean plastics crisis

In California, a new bottled water is launching later this month using PHA bioplastic that will biodegrade in water and soil after just 6...

White Dog Labs plans protein plant in Nebraska

In Nebraska, White Dog Labs is planning to build a commercial-scale production facility for its renewable proteins. White Dog Lab’s ProTyton is a single-cell protein...

Sailing competition pilots mushroom remediation technology

In Denmark, the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 recently concluded with an emphasis on improving the sports’ sustainability profile. Mycoremediation was one of this...

India eyes bioplastics as pollution woes mount

In India, the number of bioplastics manufacturers is growing rapidly as the populous country scrambles to curb plastics pollution, but local manufacturing is needed...

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Dutch research envisions homes made from fungus

In The Netherlands, researchers at Utrecht University have submitted a paper detailing the potential for homes to be made out of fungus. The group evaluates...

Living, programmable robots raise ethics concerns

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Itaconix and Nouryon terminate chelates deal

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