Lenzing Group builds world’s largest lyocell fiber plant in Thailand

In Austria, Lenzing plans to invest more than EUR 1 billion in new lyocell fiber production facilities over the next few years. The first...

Know where your food really comes from? Counterfeit-proof food profiles could be the future

In Germany, University of Hohenheim is working on new methods to determine the origin of plant foods so what a food producer says about...

World’s first water-activated powder shampoo debuts

In New York, OWA Haircare, Inc. launched the world’s first water-activated powder shampoo, Moondust Collection: Hair Wash. It is sourced from naturally-derived ingredients and...

Biobased roads trial and demos a success – stands up to wear and tear

In the Netherlands, Wageningen University’s Food & Biobased Research team is making progress with the development of bio-asphalt. Half of the fossil-based bitumen has...

100% biobased chemicals part of EU funded project for Kemira

In Finland, Kemira has joined a four-year EU funded project which aims to develop 100% bio-based chemicals, produced from renewable raw materials. In addition,...

African forest leaf ‘eru’ beats Popeye’s iron-filled spinach as superfood

In Cameroon, with an iron content 85 percent higher than spinach, a new study suggests forest leaf, ‘eru’ is key to lower anemia rates...

New biological biocide could eliminate bacterial risk in H2O and protect plants

In France, producer of a biological biocide capable of eliminating bacterial risk in water and human wounds, and a biocontrol product for plant protection,...

BASF launches new product for mercury removal from natural gas

In Germany, BASF launched Durasorb HG, a non-regenerable, mixed metal oxide mercury removal adsorbent containing a dispersed and promoted copper sulfide phase. As an...

Nutrien Ag Solutions and BASF work on digital agronomic tools

In North Carolina, BASF and Nutrien Ag Solutions are working together on a digital collaboration to provide their customers with easier access to leading...

Hemp fiber-reinforced plastic, hemp protein powder and hemp face cream

In Germany, the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year” has been granted to the young, innovative hemp industry for finding suitable applications and...

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