Coal country eyes hemp as new economic driver

In West Virginia, residents are now able to apply to the agriculture commissioner for a license to grow industrial hemp for commercial purposes. Morgan Leach,...

Biobased route to butadiene eyed as solution to supply crunch

In Delaware, researchers at the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation have announced a new method for converting plant-based sugars into butadiene, a key component...

Keeping rats from eating your car: Consumer Reports investigates

In New York, product safety and quality watchdog Consumer Reports has evaluated techniques from car makers and internet posters alike on keeping vermin from...

Blue agave-based ethanol gains support Down Under

In Australia, the administration of Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is helping fund feasibility studies looking at biorefinery development in the Atherton Tableland region of...

Canada looks to keep out the cold using lignin

In Quebec, insulation manufacturer Enerlab 2000 has received federal funding to replace petroleum-based materials in insulation and structural panels with lignin. Natural Resources Canada’s Investments...

Canadian researcher wins grant to study bug pheromones as pesticide

In Ottawa, Acadia University has received almost $3 million from the federal government to support research into using pheromones to manage pests that threaten...

Biopesticide consolidation: Certis acquires LAM International

In Maryland, biopesticide maker LAM International has been acquired by Certis USA. Financial terms were not disclosed. Certis CEO Jow-Lih Su said LAM’s Butte facility...

Biodegradable car gets Dutch clearance

In the Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology has kicked off a national press tour for LINA, the world’s first biodegradable car. Unveiled in May, the...

Ford updates progress on sustainable materials

At a recent conference in Orlando, Debbie Mielewski, Ford’s senior technical leader of materials sustainability, provided an update on the automaker’s many sustainable material...

Vietnamese students create cassava flour-based bioplastic

In Vietnam, two students have developed a plastic bag replacement from cassava flour. Nguyen Cam Binh Minh and Nguyen Cam Kieu Khanh, students at...

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