Rice and tapioca straws launch at Whistler

In British Columbia, Rice Straw Technology is distributing biodegradable and edible straws made from rice that are already being used at the province’s famous...

Solabia acquires microalgae major Algatech

In France, Solabia Group has acquired Israel’s Algatech, a producer of microalgae ingredients for food and cosmetics. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1998,...

Croatian brothers carry on family shoe legacy with biodegradable tennis kicks

In Croatia, two brothers have created biodegradable tennis shoes made from hemp, cotton, and other natural materials. Domagoj and Hrvoje Boljar from Duga Resa founded...

Finnish design firm, VTT explore synbio possibilities with renewable headphones

In Finland, design studio Aivan is using six renewable materials to produce headphones. Dubbed Korvaa, which is derived from the Finnish word for “ear,”...

Mumbai startup seeks to combat plastic waste with biobased bamboo and corn products

In Mumbai, a start-up is producing biodegradable, everyday items like kitchen towels and trashbags from bamboo and corn starch to help combat plastic waste...

Renewable chemical firm raises $32 million in Series B

In Houston, biobased peroxides firm Solugen has raised $32 million in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Founders Fund and included...

Delft spin-out gets cash for single-reactor technology

In the Netherlands, a startup spun out of the Technical University of Delft has received €2 million ($2.2 million) in funding to advance its...

Brazilian researchers report nanocomposite starch breakthrough

In Brazil, researchers at Federal University of Lavras are working on biodegradable packaging materials using starch. Viviane Machado Azevedo and colleagues experimented with using sodium...

Neste, VTT sign biobased economy R&D pact

In Finland, Neste and VTT have signed a cooperation agreement to advance biobased and circular economy R&D and infrastructure. The terms specifically provide VTT access...

Pope weighs in on sustainability, calls for circular economy

In Vatican City, the Catholic Church has called for a transition to a circular economy, including the use of more biobased products. Pontifical Academy of...

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Tyson jumps deeper into Alt Protein, launches Raised & Rooted Brand

In Arkansas, Tyson Foods introduced the company’s first plant-based and blended products, along with its new Raised & Rooted brand. The initiative makes Tyson Foods the...

ZeaKal picks up $10M from Canopy Rivers to bring PhotoSeed to Cannabis

In California, Canopy Rivers announced an investment and strategic collaboration with ZeaKal, a California-based plant science innovator with proprietary technologies that sustainably increase photosynthesis,...

Iowa State researchers studying slow-release fertilizer to feed crops, improve water quality

In Iowa, Iowa State University researchers may have found a slow-release fertilizer that could feed crops while protecting water quality, but they may have...