Fortress Paper Expands Investment into Hemicellulose as Biomaterials Feedstock

In British Columbia, Fortress Paper Ltd., which focuses on dissolving pulp and security paper products, has broken out into the renewable energy area and...

Brooks Automation Acquires Cool Lab for $5 Million Cash

In Massachusetts, Brooks Automation, Inc. announced it has acquired Cool Lab, LLC in exchange for a $5 million cash payment and a $9 million...

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...

HEXPOL TPE expands renewable thermoplastic elastomers range

In Sweden, HEXPOL TPE has added new grades to its Dryflex Green biobased thermoplastic elastomers product line. These include a low-hardness TPE compound with 90%...

PTT donates sustainable packaging to mitigate trash left by Thai mourners

In Thailand, PTT Public Company Limited has donated more than a million biodegradable polybutylene succinate-coated paper food containers to help manage the massive trash...

Canadian Government to Develop First Algal Biorefinery Project for Biofuels and Biomaterials

In Canada, the Government of Canada is making an effort to double funding for clean energy and clean technology by 2020 as part of...

Starches Produced From Yeast for First Time Ever, Allowing Study for Starch Optimization and...

In Switzerland, researchers at ETH Zurich’s Institute of Agricultural Sciences created a first in biochemistry – they produced starch from yeast in a non-plant...

Tryptophan in Your Turkey Not Only Thing to Blame for that Thanksgiving Day Nap...

In Florida, researchers from The Scripps Research Institute Florida campus studied fruit flies behavior to figure out why we get that sleepy feeling after...

Sparing Horses By Creating Diphtheria Antitoxins in a Lab

In the United Kingdom, PETA International Science Consortium is giving about $142,000 to the Institute of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics at the Technische Universität...

NIH Awards $5.4 Million to Three Colorado State University Genetics Researchers

In Colorado, three researchers from Colorado State University received the National Institute of General Medicinal Sciences “Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award” to take on solutions...

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Money down the toilet: Flushable pregnancy test startup announces funding

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