Slovenian skateboarders find another use for cannabis

In Slovenia, startup Rolkaz Collective is crowdfunding its business to produce skateboards from marijuana cousin hemp. The “deck” of the skateboard—the main part that the...

Sukano and Total Corbion link up in high-performance PLA materbatches

In Germany, Swiss masterbatch firm Sukano and Total Corbion PLA have launched a range of functional and optical polylactic acid masterbatches. The materials offer...

Crab shells and silver nanoparticles found to inhibit spread of malaria

In India, researchers have determined a spray made from chitosan from crab shells and silver nanoparticles is effective at preventing the proliferation of malaria-carrying...

Healthy Choice frozen entrees to switch to plant-based packaging

In Chicago, Conagra Foods, the food company behind the popular frozen entrées Healthy Choice, says it will be replacing plastic with microwave-safe serving bowls...

BioAmber to list shares on Toronto Stock Exchange

In Montreal, biobased succinic acid producer BioAmber says shares of common stock have been conditionally approved for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange. BioAmber...

Your next pair of pants could be made out of mushrooms

In Amsterdam, a venture fund and innovation accelerator aimed at lowering the environmental impact of the fashion industry has selected start-ups to participate in...

Pineapple-based leather substitute firm raises funds, plans to ramp up supply

In London, Ananas Anam, a maker of a leather alternative based on pineapple leaf fiber, has completed a financing round for an undisclosed amount. The...

3-D printing startup hopes to ramp up PLA filament sales

In Michigan, 3-D-printing startup Maker North is using polylactic acid to make everything from broken knobs to prosthetic limbs at lower costs. The company is...

Wisconsin researchers report 1,5-pentanediol breakthrough

In Wisconsin, university researchers have developed a low-cost, renewable route 1,5-pentanediol. The alpha, omega-diol could be used in place of 1,4-butanediol and 1,6 hexanediol...

CTO Karl Schoene takes top job at Elevance

In Illinois, Elevance Renewable Sciences announced that Karl Schoene will replace Tony Parnell as CEO, effective immediately. Schoene has been president and CTO of...

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Icelandic designer creates meat packaging from animal hides

In Iceland, designer Valdís Steinarsdóttir will introduce her latest piece—a plastic-like material to package meat made from that individual animal’s hide—at the upcoming DesignMarch...

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