Plant-based packaging for your plant-based meat

In North Carolina, No Evil Foods is now using biodegradable Kraftpak carton board with plant-based inks and water-soluble adhesives to package its plant-based meat...

U.K. start-up raises $9.8 million toward open-source computing for biotechnology

In the United Kingdom, open-source biotechnology operating system company Synthace has raised £7.3 million (USD9.8 million) in a Series A funding round. The funds will...

UPM Raflatac launches biobased PE adhesive films

In Europe, pressure-sensitive label materials maker UPM Raflatac has launched a plant-based polyethylene film for home and personal care products. RafBio PE film can be...

“Molecular conveyor belts” in could boost yields in yeast

In Germany, researchers at Goethe University in Frankfurt have developed a new mechanism in yeast to improve the rate at which transport proteins deliver...

Nine animal-free ways to make leather

In California, Entrepreneur magazine showcased nine startups that are looking to meet consumer  demand for sustainable, cruelty-free leather substitutes. Vegan leathers made from fruit waste...

French milk-based bioplastic maker nabs government grant

In France, milk protein-based bioplastic company Lactips has received a €1.5-million (USD1.8-million) grant from the European Union’s H2020 SME funding vehicle to help the...

West Virginia professors tinker with cottonwood trees to improve bioproducts

In West Virgina, researchers are using transgenics to develop cottonwood trees with cell wall characteristics that make it easier to extract lignin. “One of the...

Technavio reports growing interest in glycerin-based epichlorohydrin production

In the United Kingdom, Technavio says biobased production processes will account for an increasing amount of global epichlorohydrin manufacturing. According to the consultancy, increased availability...

India’s Circot develops Nano cellulose for cotton processing

In Mumbai, The Central Institute for Research in Cotton Technology Mumbai has developed nanocellulose from cotton waste that can be used as a spinning...

Teesside University invests in industrial biotechnology

In the United Kingdom, Teesside University has announced a £300 million (USD406 million) investment, which will include a new, £22.3 million research and teaching...

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Eyewear eyes green material alternatives

In the United Kingdom, Optometry Today has covered the growing trend of sustainable eyewear, including the increased use of materials based on renewable feedstocks. The...

All that glitters is not green: Swedes create renewable sequins

In Sweden, designers and materials scientists have teamed up to create biodegradable sequins from cellulose. Designer Elissa Brunato created the Bio Iridescent Sequin in collaboration...

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In Germany, family-owned chemical company Follmann, together with its Sealock subsidiary, have developed a biobased adhesive for use in disposable coffee cups. The innovation...