Deinove Inks Cosmetics Agreement with Greentech

In France, Deinove and Greentech have signed a codevelopment and marketing agreement for new skincare active ingredients produced biotechnologically. Under the terms of the agreement,...

Lanxess Looks to Green the Tannery

In Germany, Lanxess is leading a leather recycling research project that aims to turn waste leather shavings and an undisclosed “organic biomass” into retanning...

NSF Awards Grant for Biodegradable Diapers

In Michigan, Ecovia Renewables has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop biodegradable superabsorbent biopolymers for hygiene applications. Ecovia’s technology...

Sandworm’s Jaw Could Hold Key for Soft Robotics

In Boston, researchers have developed a pH- and ion-sensitive material from a protein found in worm jaws that could enable “soft” robotics. The work was...

Natural Skincare Firm Calls Shenanigans on Big Players’ Organic Claims

In New Zealand, organic skincare firm Goodbye is raising concerns that an absence of marketing rules is letting large manufacturers of soap, shampoo, and...

Cosmetics JV Between Amyris and Nikkol Begins Operations

In Japan, cosmetics ingredients firm Nikkol has finalized the formation of its 50-50 joint venture with Amyris. The JV, dubbed Apprinova, was first announced in...

3-D Printing with Bacteria Evaluated for Graphene Structures

In the Netherlands, Delft University of Technology researchers are using bacteria and 3-D printing to produce graphene. The work could yield a more environmentally...

CPL Aromas sign sustainable farming agreement

In Sri Lanka, CPL Aromas and Plant Lipids have signed a formal agreement to sustainably source essential oils from the nation’s farmers. The pact...

China XD Advances $357-million biocomposites plant

In China, China XD Plastics Company Limited says it has formally signed a land-use agreement with the People’s Government of Shunqing District, Nanchong City,...

Biobased Glue Flexes Mussels, Outperforms in Wet Bonding

In Indiana, Purdue University professors have created a biobased glue that outperforms commercial adhesives when bonding wood, Teflon, and polished aluminum in water. Research lead...

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