Mommy Bloggers Rejoice! Startup Turns Corn Starch into Diapers

In North Carolina, startup Tethis has developed a biodegradable polymer from corn starch that is generating interest from diaper manufacturers looking for greener alternatives. Scott...

Greenpeace: Bioplastics not the answer to ocean waste problem

In the Netherlands, Greenpeace is concerned that bioplastics will contribute to the problem of marine waste and insists that the only solution is to...

BioAmber, CJ CheilJedang plan succinic acid joint venture in China

In Montreal, BioAmber has signed a letter of intent with South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang Corporation to form a biobased succinic acid production joint venture...

New 3-D printing filament a “turning point for global manufacturing”

In Singapore, researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully demonstrated the use of cellulose in making large, 3-D printed objects. By...

AkzoNobel announces finalists for Imagine Chemistry challenge

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel has announced the 20 finalists for its Imagine Chemistry Initiative, which aims to identify sustainability solutions to the company’s chemistry...

Bacteria-powered flaps could make your next jog less sweaty

In Boston, MIT researchers have developed active wear that automatically opens flaps in the fabric when heat and sweat are present. The breakthrough comes from...

Unibio eyes capacity jump after hitting protein milestone

In Denmark, Unibio will begin large-scale production of single-cell protein animal feed from natural gas by year-end after completing a technology upgrade to its...

Hemp plane looks to fly high

In North Carolina, Hempearth Group is planning to order a four-seater aircraft composed of 75% industrial hemp. The company is currently performing structural testing on...

Greening Chemical Production with Earthworm Powder, Millipedes

The need for more sustainable manufacturing processes is compelling researchers to find renewable replacements for traditional catalysts. In China, Yan-Hong He and others at the...

U.S. Army is looking for a few good biobased, seed-conveying bullets

In the United States, the Department of Defense is looking for partners to develop biodegradable training ammunition that doubles as a seed for environmentally...

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