HP and IKEA join first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains

In New York, NextWave Plastics has two new member companies – HP Inc. and IKEA – that are joining its consortium of worldwide businesses...

Target and ADM join AgWater Challenge

In the United Kingdom, big retailer Target and one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, Archer Daniels Midland Company, both...

Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue

In North Carolina, biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a...

Covestro develops first biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings

In Germany, Covestro received the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2018 for the development of the first biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings....

Algae production pilot program hits major milestone

In Michigan, PHYCO2 LLC’s three-year pilot program with Michigan State University reached a new milestone with the operation of its new, scalable algae production...

Anellotech to plan commercial plant for Bio-TCat unit

In New York, Anellotech confirms significant progress in its Bio-TCat technology development program and has begun planning for scale-up design and engineering of a...

SwissFEL electron laser maps protein, molecule structure

In Switzerland, the X-ray free-electron laser SwissFEL has now, for the first time, directed its strong light onto protein crystals and made their structures...

New concretes found, now reinforced with renewable materials

In Germany, researchers will present a prototype of a natural fiber-reinforced concrete bridge at the BAU 2019 trade fair in Munich on January 14...

Covestro develops biobased film perfect for hairstyling products

In Germany, Covestro, one of the world’s largest polymer companies, developed a film-forming polyurethane dispersion for hairstyling products with a carbon content based on...

Bio-on wins “Best Practices” award for most innovative component in cosmetics

In Italy, bioplastic innovator Bio-on won the “Best Practices” award from Frost & Sullivan for the most innovative component for the cosmetic industry obtained...

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Money down the toilet: Flushable pregnancy test startup announces funding

In Philadelphia, biodegradable pregnancy test startup Lia Diagnostics has raised $2.6 million in private funding. The company, which says its paper-based tests are flushable, did...

Architecture that cleans the air unveiled in Dublin

In London, design house ecoLogicStudio is piloting the use of photosynthetic microalgae to help de-carbonize cities. The company has developed an “urban curtain” of...

South Korean citrus protects skin from indoor pollution

In Switzerland, a cosmetics active ingredient extracted from the green citrus unshiu has won the Sustainable Beauty Award at the recent Sustainable Cosmetics Summit...