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In Belgium, researchers are looking at seafood industry shell waste as a valuable biomaterial to be used to restore oyster reefs. Usually thrown in...

Beetles, Flies and Crickets Oh My! Insects Approved As Fish Food in Europe

In Belgium, FEFAC has allowed farmed fish producers to use insects as feed as a way to help improve the sustainability of aquaculture in...

Bioplastics to Overtake Conventional Plastics by Early 2020s

In Italy, the Italian Institute of Technology is studying the viability of bioplastics and predicts that biomaterial based plastics will outperform and overtake traditional...

Corn and Sugar Not Just in Cereal Anymore – John Deere Bioplastic Toys to...

In Colorado, John Deere and toy company BeginAgain teamed up to make new eco-friendly John Deere-licensed toys made from corncobs and sugar cane. Made...

Biomaterial Busts Out Micro-Pollutants Faster Than Others

In the United Kingdom, CustoMem developed a new granular absorbent that can bind and remove a variety of micro-pollutants which are usually very tough...

Iron Man Hand Becomes Reality as 3D Printing in Medicine Grows

In the United Kingdom, Paul Croft, Director at Ultimaker GB, shares how 3D printing using biomaterials has made strides in recent years in the...

Watch Out Super Soakers – Soy Absorbs 40 Times Its Weight

In Spain, researchers altered the composition of soy to design a new bioplastic that can absorb up to 40 times its own weight. Since...

No Air? No Explosion! Biodegradable Tire with Replaceable Treads Can’t Blowout on Road

In South Carolina, Michelin is expanding on the sustainability of cars by focusing on a new tire made of fully biodegradable biomaterials and utilizing...

Mushrooms Sausages Go From Dinner Plate to Building Material

In the United Kingdom, university students are using mushrooms as a new building material. They mixed mycelium, also known as oyster mushroom spawn, with...

Going Where the Big Guns Are – Eastman Launches Treva Biomaterial in China First

In China, Eastman Chemical Co. chose the country to launch its new Treva material because it sees China as the largest market for the...

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