Tuskegee researchers solve cellulose bioplastics challenge

In Alabama, Tuskegee University researchers have discovered a cellulose dispersion method that could help bioplastics overcome some of the performance issues that limit its...

Keep Those Crab and Shrimp Shells for Biomedical Purposes

In Portugal, researchers have now given us a reason to keep those crab and shrimp shells after consuming the deliciousness inside. Three researchers at...

STEM In Schools Reach New Level with DNA Sequencing Brought to 7th Graders

In New York, 12 and 13 year olds get to try their hand at DNA sequencing during science class for the first time thanks...

Vegea showcases clothing prototypes using grape-based leather textiles

In Italy, Vegea completed its first wardrobe capsule made entirely of a biobased leather made from grapes. After working with research centers on the...

Bayer Middle Africa Expands Presence in Nigeria

In Nigeria, Bayer Middle Africa Limited announced it is now active in Nigeria and is participating in the International Trade Fair this week in...

Would You Ride on a Wooden Motorcycle that Runs on Algae Biofuel?

In the Netherlands, two friends developed a motorcycle built from wood that runs completely on algae based biofuel. Their goal was to look at...

Polybion creates fungicel based biomaterials packaging

In Mexico, Polybion is replacing unicel with fungicel, a biomaterial made from fungi that can be used in packaging material. Brothers Alexis and Axel...

American Process and MYBiomass Collaborate on Malaysia Oil Palm Biomaterials Project

In Malaysia, MYBiomass Sdn. Bhd. and Atlanta, Georgia based American Process Inc. are working together on a nanocellulose production project using oil palm empty...

Pineapple-waste fiber gains traction in shoe market

In the Philippines, Puma has created a prototype shoe using a textile produced from pineapple plant waste. The nonwoven material, called Piñatex, is made from...

United Airlines, UPS and others Join Below50 Sustainable Fuels Campaign

In Switzerland, World Business Council for Sustainable Development announced that five new companies have joined their sustainable fuel initiative called below50. The companies include...

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Starbucks and McDonald’s partner up to find the perfect biobased cup

In New York, Starbucks and McDonald’s are teaming up to build a fully recyclable, compostable cup, lid and straw in the next three years....

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