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...

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...

Dry cleaning gets cleaner with biobased solvents

In Tampa, German textile care company Kreussler is introducing a biobased solvent for dry cleaning dubbed SOLVON K4 at Clean Show 2017. The solvent is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bee-inspired designer shapes fashion collection from renewable fibers

In New York, designer Jamela Law has created a 3D-printed fashion collection with honeycombs—one of nature’s strongest shapes—as its inspiration. The collection, called Beeing...

Dutch Students Design 300-Kilogram Car with Biobased Materials

In the Netherlands, Eindhoven University students have designed a four-seat electric car that weighs just 300 kilograms, thanks to a light-weight biobased composite material...

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New cigarettes good for the environment (but still bad for you)

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Cardboard café opens in Bombay

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