Biome Bioplastics develops new biobased coffee cups and lids

In the United Kingdom, Biome Bioplastics developed a plant-based disposable coffee cup and lid that is compostable and recyclable, but that can still handle...

Keeping grass green in more ways than one with biobased controls

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers and the USDA Agricultural Research Service found that a fungus called Metarhizium brunneum, does a great job of killing...

Sponge implants wake up fat cells and lower blood sugar levels

In South Carolina, researchers are using implantable polymer sponges into fat tissue to fight diabetes. So far, they’ve only tested it in mice, but...

It’s a wrap! Nanomaterial wrap improves microscopy images

In Japan, researchers loved the idea of food plastic wrap and thought a similar product would help keep microscope samples protected and prevent them...

Brazil’s biomaterials market to reach more than $5.18 billion by 2022

In Brazil, Zion Market Research predicts that the biomaterials market will grow significantly from the 2016 level of $1.89 billion to more than $5.18...

“Just levitate, just levitate” – Levitation now possible at home

In the United Kingdom, University of Bristol engineers developed a way to levitate matter with a 3D printed levitator using ultrasound waves that you...

Bio-based fermentation skincare expanding in Asia

In South Korea, Swanicoco is now one of the South Korea’s leading cosmetics companies and is expanding into Malaysia with its biobased skincare products....

Domtar not afraid of risk with potential biomaterial opportunities

In Canada, Domtar, a leading pulp and paper manufacturing company, is expanding its products from wood pulp and remnants into other biomaterials. Shabnam Sanaei,...

BioAmber reports largest quarterly revenue ever

In Minnesota, biochemicals company BioAmber reported record quarterly revenue for Q2 reaching $4.1 million for its sales of biosuccinic acid citing new customers and...

Wanted dead or alive – Lacewing insects to ward off pesky greenflies

In the United Kingdom, lacewing insects are wanted dead or alive to fend off greenflies that infest gardens and farms. A scientist from The...

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