Software challenge yields algae-based route to ethylene

In Turkey, two Izmir Institute of Technology students have won Honeywell’s UniSim Design Challenge by using the company’s software to demonstrate a process route...

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...

Belgium biopesticide maker raises €9 million

In Belgium, biopesticide maker Aphea.Bio has raised €9 million in a Series A financing led by V-Bio Ventures. PMV, Agri Investment Fund, VIVES LOUVAIN...

Demand for natural ingredients equals big profits for Minnesota firm

In Minnesota, consumer demand for natural ingredients in cosmetics products has spurred growth for contract manufacturer Bell Labs. The company, which manufactures organic health and...

Feed the fish and work on your swing: Biodegradable, fish-feed-filled golf balls exist

In Connecticut, Hartford’s Riverfront Recapture is organizing a program to provide biodegradable golf balls full of fish feed for residents to whack into the...

Cricket treats fails to impress the Shark Tank

In California, a line of protein bars made from ground up crickets failed to open any wallets of Shark Tank’s “sharks”. According to CNBC, Pat...

Best thing since sliced bread: Spanish lab seeks to make bakery bags from bakery...

In Spain, AIMPLAS’ Bread4PLA project, which aims to make biodegradable packaging for bakery and pastry products from bakery waste, has won a Green Award...

Biobased filaments maker launches Kickstarter to kick start production

In Vermont, 3D printing firm A1Filament has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of its filament range made from biobased composites. After solving technological...

Disposable, biodegradable batteries under development in Canada

In Canada, researchers at Simon Fraser University are developing a compact, disposable, and biodegradable battery that could revolutionize disaster response or bring power to...

Ich bin ein bioplastic: German law seeks to increase renewable content

In Germany, a new packaging law has been approved by Germany’s upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, that intends to improve recycling rates of...

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Researchers create bioplastics from waste fryer oil

In Slovakia, researchers from the Slovak Technical University are reporting that a new patent application for second-generation bioplastics has been submitted to the Patent Office. "Second-generation...

SeaWorld, IKEA, Royal Caribbean dump single-use plastic straws

In Florida, SeaWorld Entertainment said that all 12 of its theme parks have removed all single-use plastic drinking straws and single-use plastic shopping bags. IKEA...

Sealed Air expands into biobased food packaging

In Texas, Sealed Air Corporation entered into an agreement with Kuraray America, Inc., a Japanese chemical company, to offer food packaging materials derived from...