Algae-based flip-flops coming soon to a beach near you

In San Diego, a trio of professors at the University of California have created a prototype flip-flop made from algae-derived polymeric polyols. Founded by Stephen...

A robot you can eat

In Switzerland, researchers at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne are developing edible robots that could be used for everything from food transportation to...

Scottish algae company sees green in the color blue

In Scotland, Scottish Bioenergy is looking to replace synthetic food colorings with a natural, algae-based version, dubbed ScotBio Blue. Chief Operating Officer Polly Van Alstyne...

Hard times fall on North Dakota startup

In North Dakota, a company produces paper flower pots, paper and boards from manure is facing eviction from a city-owned industrial park for failing...

Gevo teams up with National Labs to improve ethanol-to-olefins catalyst

In Colorado, Gevo and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are collaborating to improve Gevo’s ethanol-to-olefins catalyst. Gevo’s...

Tackling Indonesia’s trash problem with seaweed

In Indonesia, startup Evoware is looking to combat plastic waste by producing edible, biodegradable seaweed-based packaging. Evoware cofounder David Christian tells DogoNews the company was...

Bioplastic set to launch in UAE

In the United Arab Emirates, bioplastics made from cassava starch, vegetable oils, and organic resins are about to hit to hit shelves. Avani, cofounded by...

Amyris adds operations chief

In California, renewable chemicals firm Amyris has appointed Eduardo Alvarez Chief Operating Officer. Alvarez has over 30 years of experience. He served as Global Operations...

Danes may have revolutionized the tailgate with cheap, disposable grollgrill

In Denmark, a $12.99, biodegradable, disposable grill has won an entrepreneur competition sponsored by Ace Hardware and could be found on the store’s shelves...

Biobased coating to prove its mettle during desert solar race

In Australia, Covestro has announced an automotive refinish coating featuring its biobased hardener will be tested during the country’s World Solar Challenge. The coating...

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