Clean and green moss removes lead from water

In Japan, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) demonstrated that moss can be a green alternative for decontaminating polluted water...

Stingray-inspired bio-robot combines biomaterials with electronics

In California, UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini led the development of a tissue-based soft bio-robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new...

European Commission adopts new plastic strategy since China no longer option

In Belgium, the European Commission is adapting to the news that China will no longer accept plastics from abroad, by developing the first-ever Europe-wide...

Researchers program biomaterials with ‘logic gates’ that release therapeutics in response to environmental triggers

In Washington, University of Washington scientists built and tested a new biomaterial-based hydrogel delivery system that will encase a desired cargo, like drug treatments,...

Shrimp shells becomes burn treatment

In Indonesia, researchers at Bogor Agricultural University’s Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science are finding good use for shrimp shells by using the chitosan...

Polybion creates fungicel based biomaterials packaging

In Mexico, Polybion is replacing unicel with fungicel, a biomaterial made from fungi that can be used in packaging material. Brothers Alexis and Axel...

3D printing not so green says OECD report

In France, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development published a report, “3D Printing and its Environmental Implications,” that looks at 3D printing’s sustainability...

Klimahouse Startup Award narrows to 10 finalists

In Italy, the finalists of the Klimahouse Startup Award 2018 which honors sustainable technologies for intelligent construction with a view to people and nature....

Bioplastics set to challenge incumbent

Conventional plastics produced from oil may begin to lose market share to once-niche bioplastics as consumer preferences lean toward natural products and renewable technologies...

Royal fiancée plugs vegan leather

In the United Kingdom, princess-to-be Meghan Markle has endorsed vegan leather trousers—a move that will likely drive interest for the material if prior public...

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