Silk Therapeutics $11 million steps closer to launching liquid silk into apparel industry

In Massachusetts, Silk Therapeutics, a specialty biomaterials company, closed on an $11 million Series A3 financing. This concludes a total of $21 million within...

Pubs say no more plastic straws and yes to biodegradable straws

In the United Kingdom, JD Weatherspoon, a giant business with over 900 pubs across the UK, will stop offering plastic straws to customers in...

Biodegradable bioplastic coffee capsules launched in Brazil

In Brazil, after a year of research and development to find the best solution for its coffee capsules Orfeu, launched its biodegradable and compostable...

SC Johnson acquires Ecover and Method to expand biobased products

In Wisconsin, SC Johnson multinational brand has acquired biobased brands Method and Ecover in an effort to expand their eco-friendly products. Details of the...

Biomaterials research comes to a halt at Venezuelan universities

In Venezuela, universities are not getting the government funding they need for biomaterial research projects and other biology and chemistry research that they were...

Tasar silk beats out mulberry silk in battle of strength

In India, a study conducted by researchers in India and South Korea indicates that tasar silk is a better biomaterial than mulberry silk due...

Arbiom receives €10.9M in funding and launches new wood to food value chain project

In France, Arbiom received €10.9 million (about $12.8 million) in funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking to demonstrate the production of sustainable feed...

First leather company to use lignin modified polyphenolic in its products

In the Netherlands, Smit & Zoon filed a patent application in Europe for lignin modified polyphenolic leather chemicals. The patent is for the industrial...

Eastman’s TREVA bioplastic secures USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

In Tennessee, Eastman Chemical Company secured USDA Certified Biobased Product Label from the United States Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred program for its TREVA product....

Report says biobased biodegradable plastics to reach 1,356.9 thousand tons by 2020

In the United Kingdom, Future Market Insights states in its latest report that the global bio-based biodegradable plastics market is expected to demonstrate a...

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In Mexico, Biofase is making straws out of avocado pits—a concept poised to gain ground as plastic straw bans proliferate globally. Based in Michoacán, Biofase...

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