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...

Sustainable textile wins NatGeo award

In New York, Fashion Institute of technology student Asta Skocir was among four winners of National Geographic’s Chasing Genius competition for AlgiKnit, an algae-based...

Evolva nabs US contract for Zika-battling nootkatone

In the United States, Evolva has been awarded a government contract to advance its fermentation-based nootkatone for the control of mosquito-born diseases such as...

Skincare dos and don’ts from a botanical chemist

In Australia, Annabelle Personeni, a botanical chemist with A’kin, discussed what natural ingredients, consumers should look for in their skincare products with Australian Journal of...

600 liters of biodegradable paint transform Swiss mountainside into a canvas

In Switzerland, an artist has used 600 liters of biodegradable paint to create a massive work of art on a mountain above Montreux. “A Story...

Bath time just got more sustainable

In Brazil, Braskem’s biobased polyethylene will be used as packaging for Buhbli Organics’ Himalayan Bath Salts for sale at Walmart stores in the United...

Swedish outdoor apparel brand launches 100% biobased coat

In Sweden, outdoor apparel brand Tierra has launched a jacket made 100% from biobased materials. Dubbed Deterra, the jacket’s exterior fabric is made of...

IKEA innovation lab explores microalgae for food

In Copenhagen, IKEA’s Space10 innovation lab and three young architects have built a “food-producing architecture pavilion” consisting of a microalgae-growing bioreactor. The 4-meter high dome,...

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Edible bowls: The new taco shell?

In South Africa, a startup has created edible bowls to reduce plastic waste. Munch Bowls, founded by Georgina de Kock in 2014, sells bowls made...

Two friends quit jobs, create leather alternative made from cactus

In Mexico, two entrepreneurs have developed a biodegradable, vegan leather from cactus, which they named Desserto. Friends Adrian Lopez Velarde and Marte Cazarez began...

Bioplastic is an “apeeling” solution to banana waste

In Queensland, researchers at the University of New South Wales have developed a process to convert banana waste into plastic. Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot and...