Engineered E. coli turn petroleum processing byproducts into scent ingredients

In Tennessee, students from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s department of chemical and biomolecular engineering department have engineered E. coli to produce natural scents from...

Pollutant-eating bacteria sought for soil remediation

In Belgium and Austria, pollutant-eating microbes are being added to tree roots to clean soil contaminated with chemicals and metals. Markus Puschenreiter, a professor at...

Nebraska hemp research targets lubricants and plastics

In Nebraska, university students have planted their first industrial hemp crop as part of a research project to develop biobased products from the partially...

Global Bioenergies completes demo unit

In Germany, Global Bioenergies has completed construction of a demonstration facility for direct fermentation of gaseous hydrocarbons. The 100 tons/year facility, located at Fraunhofer CBP’s...

Solabia buys French algae firm, targets cosmetic ingredients

In France, Solabia Group has acquired Algues & Mer, an algae-based ingredients located on Ouessant Island. Since its founding in 1994, Algues & Mer has...

Deinove and Processium partner to bring carotenoids to market faster

In France, Deinove has tapped process design firm Processium to help the company scale its carotenoid production process. Deinove, which uses Deinococcus bacteria to produce...

BioAmber courting both U.S. and Canada for second biobased succinic acid plant

In Ontario, BioAmber is working to secure an incentive package for its second commercial-scale biobased succinic acid facility. The new plant, which would be...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop launches natural fragrance line, lambasts “toxic” chemicals

In New York, actress-turned-lifestyle-guru Gwyneth Paltrow is adding a natural fragrance line to her Goop brand that she says will offer “the modern woman...

Sephora partnership to help Amyris double consumer beauty sales

In California, Amyris says its Biossance consumer beauty brand soon be available at Sephora stores and Sephora online. The February 2017 launch will be...

Unibio reaches commercial-scale in Denmark

In Denmark, Unibio has completed its first commercial-scale plant for producing single-cell protein animal feed from natural gas. The process, dubbed U-Loop, creates favorable growth...

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