Dude creates surfing gear out of cyanobacteria, eyes shoe market

In California, surfer-turned-entrepreneur Rob Falken is looking to make shoes from harmful algae called cyanobacteria. Falken’s company, Bloom, uses a mobile harvester to gather the...

Eucalyptus pulp maker invests in cellulose nanocrystals

In Montreal, Brazilian eucalyptus pulp maker Fibria has invested CAD$5.3 million in Canadian cellulose nanocrystals company CelluForce and  gained exclusive distribution rights to the...

Evonik adds biomaterials capacity, medical device lab in Alabama

In Alabama, Evonik will add capacity to produce bioresorbable polymers for use in medical devices and controlled-release formulations for parenteral drug delivery. The expansion includes...

Biomaterials to Help Kidney Disease Patients with Dialysis

In Washington, a new Center for Dialysis Innovation has opened at The University of Washington and the Kidney Research Institute. The center will be...

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...

Marijuana Medicine Expansion: Cannabis Science Builds 33,000 Greenhouse

In California, Cannabis Science, Inc. announced it has started to build out its 33,000 greenhouse in Douglas County, Nevada. Cannabis Science focuses on the...

Broken Biochemical Cycle of Nitrogen: Not As Easy To Fix As Thought

In Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that it’s not easy to fix the biochemical cycle of nitrogen and that human activities leading...

Corbion breaks ground on PLA plant in Thailand

In Thailand, Corbion has broken ground on a polylactic acid plant that will produce both standard and high heat resistant PLA. The 75,000 tons per...

RSB Global Members Vote to Approve Revised Principles and Criteria

In Switzerland, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials global members voted and approved revised Principles and Criteria at its Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting in Hanoi,...

InVivo Therapeutics Expand Biomaterial Clinical Trials, Now at 27 Locations

In Massachusetts, InVivo has been expanding clinical trials and announced the latest addition of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa...

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In the United Kingdom, A new study showed that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are...

USDA offers state agencies greater control over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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In Washington, D.C., researchers developed a new imaging system designed to monitor the health of crops in the field or a greenhouse.  The new...