Danish scientists achieve serine production breakthrough.

In Denmark, researchers at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability have engineered Escherichia coli to produce commercially meaningful amounts of the amino acid...

Soy-based air filter can deliver better purification than plastic

In Washington, researchers have developed an air filter using soy protein along with bacterial cellulose. The filter was developed by Washington State University researchers in...

German company plans engineered fiber plant

In Germany, Zelfo Technology is building an engineered fiber production and research facility in Schwedt. The company’s produces cellulosic and ligncellulosic fibers, including micro fibrillated...

Malaysia launches $22.4-million biotech fund

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd has been chosen to manage the newly launched, RM100-million ($22.4-million) Biotechnology Commercialisation Fund. The BCF is both...

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...

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...

Gevo’s Luverne plant down for two-week maintenance

In Colorado, Gevo has provided an update on the status of its Luverne, MN isobutanol plant as well as detailed output in the fourth...

Fulvic acid firm branches out into biostimulants

In Michigan, nutraceutical maker AgTonik is expanding into new markets with its biobased fulvic acid and plans to at least double its business in...

Oregon company launches renewable grooming solutions for man’s best friends

In Oregon, Thinkplanet has introduced a line of biobased pet products, including formulations for controlling fleas and ticks and a range of organic conditioners...

Rice University professor touts methane feedstock and smaller-scale manufacturing

In Texas, Rice University professor Ramon Gonzalez is working to advance biomanufacturing technologies using methane commonly flared by petrochemical plants as a feedstock. In a...

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