More than a caffeine fix: Coffee waste finds its way into long list of...

In Ireland, phys.org has compiled a list of the many ways coffee waste is being repurposed worldwide into useful products.  In Italy, product designer Julian...

Netflix and chill naturally with seaweed-based lube from Maine

In Maine, entrepreneur Mariah Curtis has developed a personal lubricant made of local seaweed.  "This is a personal and massage lubricant that can be used...

INOLEX boasts most personal care ingredients with BioPreferred certification

In Philadelphia, cosmetics ingredient supplier INOLEX has received 55 certifications from the United States Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred Program—giving the company the largest personal...

Atlanta company looks to boost both industrial hemp production and minority farm ownership

In Atlanta, Cultiv8 is encouraging minority-owned farmers to grow hemp for the company to convert into products such as biodegradable food packaging and hempcrete.  Steven...

Wood-based yarn included in smart fashion material hub

In Milan, Eastman Chemical, a producer of wood-based yarn, has joined C.L.A.S.S., a “hub” for smart material development for the fashion industry.  Eastman’s yarn, dubbed...

BP joins biobased paraxylene pact

In Wisconsin, biobased paraxylene developer Virent has partnered with BP and Johnson Matthey to advance its technology.  Virent’s Bioforming technology, which is being developed with...

Philippines project touts bamboo to reinvigorate typhoon-hit farms

In the Philippines, Bantayan Bamboo, a social initiative aimed at rebuilding the country’s farming community in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda, is advocating bamboo...

Mexican scientist pioneering bioplastic from prickly pear

In Mexico, scientist Sandra Pascoe has produced a biodegradable plastic from nopales, also known as prickly pear.  Working at Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in...

Biowax among Cup Challenge winners, gourd cups earn honorable mention

In California, twelve sustainable cup designs out of 480 have been chosen as winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge, an innovation competition working to...

Wood-based sensors could enable an Internet of Greener Things

In Canada, Simon Frasier University professor Woo Soo Kim and researchers from Switzerland have developed a sensor made from cellulose for use in the...

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