Sustainable nitrogen-producing microbe for corn reduces need for chemical fertilizer

In California, Pivot Bio was recognized for its transformational work in agriculture, specifically for developing the industry’s first sustainable nitrogen-producing microbe for corn that...

Elastoskin based paper honeycomb car trunk floor

In China, Green & Light Automotive Components introduced an easy-to-clean surface covering for car trunk floors using polyurethane paper honeycomb technology. The trunk floor...

Lobster’s underbelly is as tough as industrial rubber

In Massachusetts, MIT engineers are looking at the lobster’s underbelly where a soft, translucent membrane is found which is remarkably tough, flexible and protective....

Scientists create biodegradable disposable products

In Poland, an innovative polymer composition created in the Department of Polymers Technology at the GUT Faculty of Chemistry allows the production of ecological,...

BASF makes shoe shanks easier and more sustainable

In Germany, BASF presented the newest material developments targeted specifically on manufacturing optimized shanks for shoes but with more sustainable and biobased materials than...

Stora Enso and museum to build Stockholm’s smartest wood building

In Sweden, with Stora Enso as the principal partner and donations of SEK 85 million, Tekniska Museet – Sweden’s National Museum of Science and...

Eastman Naia cellulosic yarn premieres in peacock inspired dress

In Tennessee, made from bio-based wood pulp, Naia, the sustainably-sourced cellulosic yarn from Eastman, demonstrates its versatility in fashion fabrics with a one-of-a-kind peacock...

CoClear creates world’s first data visualization of product carbon footprints

In New York, an interactive data visualization depicting the life cycle analysisv (LCA) of hundreds of commercial and consumer products has been developed by...

BAUX launches 100% biobased acoustical panels

In Sweden, BAUX launched their latest innovation, the first 100% bio-based acoustical panels, which were developed in collaboration with design studio Form Us With...

Grow and build your own bioplastic home with food waste

In the United Kingdom, architect Maria Vergopoulou proposed and designed a micro home called “Cocoon BioFloss” made from extremely fine bioplastic fibres, reminiscent of...

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