Bio-on Introduces Oil-Eating Bioplastic Solution

In Italy, Bio-on has launched a new oil remediation product based on biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates plastic. Dubbed Minerv Biorecovery, the PHA micropowders form a porous structure...

United Arab Emirates Taps Finland’s VTT for Industrial Bio Research Center

In the United Arab Emirates, the American University of Sharjah Enterprises and the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) have agreed to study the...

South Korean Scientists Report Biocatalytic Route to Terephthalic Acid

In South Korea, researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology researchers have developed a biocatalytic route produce terephthalic acid from paraxylene Using...

Calysta Signs Sustainable Aquaculture Pledge Ahead of World Oceans Day

In California, protein maker Calysta has pledged support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14 aimed at conserving and sustainably use marine resources. According...

UPM Biofuels receives Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials certification for wood-based fuels

In Finland, UPM Biofuels received The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials certificate for BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha, as well as production sidestreams turpentine and pitch....

Fish-based kicks quietly winning the eco-friendly sneaker game

In Paris, shoe brand Veja is pulling out all the stops to create sustainable sneakers. While major brands Nike and Reebok are focusing on...

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...

Beneficial bacteria the next trend for skincare

Your skincare routine—from cleansers to anti-aging serums—could come with a healthy dose of friendly bacteria that supports your skin’s microbiome. Already a mainstay of gut...

High hopes for hemp in Australia

In Australia, expanding government acceptance and Chinese demand is giving hemp growers a boost, but infrastructure and new seed varieties are still required before...

Bee venom the bee’s knees for anti-aging products

In South Korea, Beesen Bio has signed a contract to supply anti-aging face masks based on bee venom. The two-year deal calls for 400,000...

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