Be Still My Beating Heart Made From A Spinach Leaf

In Massachusetts, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute as well as University of Wisconsin-Madison and Arkansas State University, took a spinach leaf and grew a...

Biobased 3D Printing Focus of Horizon 2020’s Project BARBARA

In Spain, Project BARBARA (Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing), is developing new biobased 3D printing materials...

Stora Enso announces two big investments to expand in consumer board and biomaterials

In Finland, Stora Enso announced positive third quarter results and new investments of 94 million Euros to grow in renewable materials and to increase...

Denmark Launches National Genome Center and Personalized Medicine Initiative for Improved Healthcare for Danish...

In Denmark, the government will spend about DKK100 million or $14.2 million over the next three years on expanding personalized medicine and genomic data...

Super hero cocktail of insect wings, shrimp shells, and copper fight superbugs

In Colorado, researchers at Colorado State University are trying to fight superbugs, those nasty, deadly, stubborn bacteria that traditional antibiotics can’t kill, with what...

Croatian bioplastics maker joins packaging consortium

In Central Europe, renewable corrosion protection company EcoCortec has joined the BIOCOMPACK project, a consortium that aims to bring together R&D institutions and companies...

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...

Fruit and nut bars get new compostable bio-based wrapper

In Ireland, film supplier, TIPA, developed a new compostable film wrapper for Shanvalley Innovative Food Company of Ireland’s fruit and nut bars. TIPA did...

Petronas and Leaf Malaysia sign MoU for biorefinery project

In Malaysia, Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad, an integrated chemicals producer, and Leaf Malaysia, part of Australian-based Leaf Resources which converts plant biomass into industrial...

Pineapple-waste fiber gains traction in shoe market

In the Philippines, Puma has created a prototype shoe using a textile produced from pineapple plant waste. The nonwoven material, called Piñatex, is made from...

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Edible bowls: The new taco shell?

In South Africa, a startup has created edible bowls to reduce plastic waste. Munch Bowls, founded by Georgina de Kock in 2014, sells bowls made...

Two friends quit jobs, create leather alternative made from cactus

In Mexico, two entrepreneurs have developed a biodegradable, vegan leather from cactus, which they named Desserto. Friends Adrian Lopez Velarde and Marte Cazarez began...

Bioplastic is an “apeeling” solution to banana waste

In Queensland, researchers at the University of New South Wales have developed a process to convert banana waste into plastic. Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot and...