Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019 open for students and young professionals

In Germany, for the second year in a row, Covestro is a partner of the global Carbon Footprint Challenge, an international business idea competition...

Climbing GrowBot, a plant robot, paves the way of the future

In Italy, researcher Barbara Mazzolai with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia’s Center for Micro-BioRobotics developed a plant robot or plantoid called GrowBot, which moves...

Sitting on some wood – Lenzing’s latest goes to automotive seat covers

In Austria, Lenzing partnered up with Swiss automaker Rinspeed to expand into automotive seat covers and upholstery. Lenzing produces Tencel, a brand of lyocell...

Regenerative fibers and water-based textile coatings make for sustainable shoes

In Germany, Covestro and the Austria-based Lenzing Group developed environmentally-compatible polyurethane (PU) synthetics for the shoe industry. It uses Tencel Lyocell fiber from Lenzing,...

Bringing to market new and innovative cup solutions

In California, the NextGen Circular Business Accelerator is taking selected winning ideas from the Cup Challenge to the next level. For six teams, the...

Algae foam makes green backpacks and travel bags even greener

In Canada, Tentree International is making their recycled products even greener with algae foam, and being the first company to make bags out of...

A sweaty proposition – power generation from human sweat

In New York, Binghamton University received a $452,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research generating power from human sweat. They will attempt...

Itaconix gets first European order for new biobased detergent polymer

In New Hampshire, Itaconix received its first order from a European customer for its latest bio-based detergent polymer following successful trials. The customer is...

CBD supply chain meets blockchain technology

In Colorado, CBD is going high tech with Mile High Labs Client Portal now powered by Ethereum Blockchain, allowing customers to securely and transparently...

“Straw-ghetti” inspired by Canadian’s Nonno

In British Columbia, two entrepreneurs have introduced an innovative solution to the problem of plastic waste from straws—pasta tubes you can sip a drink...

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