Too good to waste – cacao bean waste turned into beer, juice, and more

In Colombia, scientists at the Industrial University of Santander are creating new products like beer, juice, desserts and nutraceuticals from cacao beans waste material....

Soy based shoes get USDA biobased product label

In Georgia, family-owned company, Okabashi, earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for their sustainable shoes. Okabashi’s Buford, Georgia factory...

Nike publishes circular design workbook for sustainable guidelines

In Oregon, Nike’s new guide, Circularity: Guiding the Future of Design, is intended to provide designers and product creators across the industry with a...

ORNL and UMaine to work on $20M biobased 3D printing project

In Tennessee, a new research collaboration between the University of Maine and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will advance efforts...

Coffee waste upcycler and edible traceability markers are “SnackFutures” winners

In Italy, Mondelēz International’s global innovation and venture hub, SnackFutures, recognized two start-ups for their innovative snacking solutions to help support a healthier planet...

Renewable solvent wins environmental leader’s top product award

In Australia, Cyrene, a bio-based, renewable solvent produced by biotechnology company Circa Group, won Top Product 2019 at the Environmental Leader (EL) and Energy...

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,...

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Tyson jumps deeper into Alt Protein, launches Raised & Rooted Brand

In Arkansas, Tyson Foods introduced the company’s first plant-based and blended products, along with its new Raised & Rooted brand. The initiative makes Tyson Foods the...

ZeaKal picks up $10M from Canopy Rivers to bring PhotoSeed to Cannabis

In California, Canopy Rivers announced an investment and strategic collaboration with ZeaKal, a California-based plant science innovator with proprietary technologies that sustainably increase photosynthesis,...

Iowa State researchers studying slow-release fertilizer to feed crops, improve water quality

In Iowa, Iowa State University researchers may have found a slow-release fertilizer that could feed crops while protecting water quality, but they may have...