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In British Columbia, BC Innovation Council has awarded $300,000 to Darrel Fry of Advanced BioCarbon 3D  and Jason Taylor of Selkirk College to develop...

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In France, packaging company SPhere is expanding its bioplastics offerings and anticipating Asia to be its next high-demand market. Established in 1976, SPhere began using...

Givaudan to acquire Naturex for $1.6 billion

In France, Givaudan has agreed to acquire a 40.6% stake in natural extracts and ingredients firm Naturex, for €135 ($167) per share, or €522...

Polish company develops energy bars for bees

In Poland, Saatchi & Saatchi IS Warsaw has created paper that acts like an energy bar for bees—fortifying the vital workers and, hopefully, reducing...

Fish-skin nanofiber maker set to boost capacity

In New Zealand, Revolution Fibres is tripling production of nanofibers to meet demand in a growing range of applications, including personal care and aerospace. Revolution...

Entrepreneur takes cue from ancient cave paintings

In Nova Scotia, an entrepeneur’s vacation led to a startup idea for 100% plant-based paints. “I was in a cave in France and looking at...

Middle East demand for natural cosmetics set to expand

In the Middle East, natural and organic cosmetics are set to grow over the next five years from an estimated $2.25–$2.5 billion in 2017,...

Databases help consumers identify, qualify biobased products

In Isle of Man, Phys.org has published a list of resources for consumers looking for certified biobased products such as apparel made from milk,...

Natural textiles dominate Fashion for Good accelerator program

In Amsterdam, global fashion sustainability initiative Fashion for Good has announced 15 start-ups to participate in its 12-week accelerator program. Eight of the 15 start-ups...

Common natural products implicated in hormone disruption

In Chicago, researchers have demonstrated a link between regular exposure to essential oils lavender or tea tree oil—common, natural ingredients found in personal care...

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