Kraig Biocraft ready to ship recombinant spider silk silkworm eggs

In Michigan, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., a leading developer of spider silk-based fibers, is finalizing the details of its first shipment of their proprietary...

Café Favorito packaging to be produced with Braskem’s green plastic

In Brazil, Braskem is to become a Green Plastic supplier for the traditional Rio de Janeiro-based brand Café Favorito. The renewable resin is produced...

Better bags – Co-op UK and Novamont partner up for bioplastic shopping bags

In Italy, Co-op UK and Novamont, a bioplastics leader, signed a collaboration agreement aimed at supplying the British distribution chain with a new type...

Growth ahead for Genomatica with $90M equity offering

In California, Genomatica announced it issued $90 million in its latest equity offering, strengthening its balance sheet to fully execute on its business plan...

Amedica sells off spine business to focus on biomaterial business

In Utah, Amedica Corporation, a biomaterials and OEM company, completed the sale of its spine business to CTL Medical, a Dallas, TX-based privately held...

Canadian company looks to expand bamboo-based offering

In British Columbia, a start-up manufacturing utensils and shopping bags from bamboo aims to expand into food and beverage containers. Bella Bamboo CEO Keith...

Beyond Burger LCA shows huge GHG, energy, water benefits over beef burger

In Michigan, the Center for Sustainable Systems at University of Michigan conducted a “cradle-to-distribution” life cycle assessment of the Beyond Burger, a plant-based patty...

100% biobased thermally stable polyamide possible from turpentine oil waste

In Germany, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB are investigating a sustainable alternative for the production of new high-performance...

$1M NextGen Cup Challenge opens Oct 9

In California, OpenIDEO, part of IDEO’s open innovation practice, is launching the $1 million NextGen Cup Challenge on October 9, 2018 as a way...

Calcium silicate spheres leads to stronger, greener concrete

In Texas, Rice University researchers developed packed, micron-scale calcium silicate spheres that could lead to stronger and greener concrete, the world’s most-used synthetic material....

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Money down the toilet: Flushable pregnancy test startup announces funding

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