BASF expands NOR light and heat stabilizer for agricultural plastics

In Germany, BASF expands its NOR technology to help farmers continuously produce in a sustainable way with their Tinuvin NOR 356 which protects and...

Surfs up! Making a water sport greener with biobased surfboards

In France, Notox is using recycled and biobased materials for creating more eco-friendly surfboards. They are using recycled EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam, renewable resources...

Dress with CO2 – Elastic textile fibers made from carbon dioxide

In Germany, Covestro and its partners, foremost the Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University and various textile manufacturers, are developing the production...

AMOÉBA’s substance fights against rust disease in field crops

In France, AMOÉBA, producer of a biological biocide, announced an efficacy of more than 85% of its amoeba lysate Willaertia magna C2c Maky in...

Lenzing Group builds world’s largest lyocell fiber plant in Thailand

In Austria, Lenzing plans to invest more than EUR 1 billion in new lyocell fiber production facilities over the next few years. The first...

Know where your food really comes from? Counterfeit-proof food profiles could be the future

In Germany, University of Hohenheim is working on new methods to determine the origin of plant foods so what a food producer says about...

World’s first water-activated powder shampoo debuts

In New York, OWA Haircare, Inc. launched the world’s first water-activated powder shampoo, Moondust Collection: Hair Wash. It is sourced from naturally-derived ingredients and...

Biobased roads trial and demos a success – stands up to wear and tear

In the Netherlands, Wageningen University’s Food & Biobased Research team is making progress with the development of bio-asphalt. Half of the fossil-based bitumen has...

100% biobased chemicals part of EU funded project for Kemira

In Finland, Kemira has joined a four-year EU funded project which aims to develop 100% bio-based chemicals, produced from renewable raw materials. In addition,...

African forest leaf ‘eru’ beats Popeye’s iron-filled spinach as superfood

In Cameroon, with an iron content 85 percent higher than spinach, a new study suggests forest leaf, ‘eru’ is key to lower anemia rates...

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