Canada tasks Composites Innovation Centre with developing quality standards

In Manitoba, the Composites Innovation Centre has received $2.9 million in funding to advance Canada’s biomass and composites industries. The Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada funding...

Punk rockers launch plant-based packaging for coffee brand

In California, a Bay Area coffee company owned by two members of the punk band Green Day has introduced the first coffee bag made...

AgTech Accelerator Gets Another $8.5 Million

In North Carolina, the Research Triangle Park AgTech Accelerator received another $8.5 million in funding via Elanco, bringing the accelerator’s total funding to $20...

Latest Report Projects Growth in Biomaterials and Biodegradables in Implants

In California, a new report “Analysis of Biomedical Textiles Market in U.S.” from Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Science Team predicts a growth in the...

InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors

In Massachusetts, Hatfield previously also worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). He earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and...

Report Identifies Top Board and Paper Packaging Companies

In the U.S., Beige Market Intelligence published a report listing what they consider the top consumer board packaging companies globally based on their research....

MIT engineers develop explosive-detecting spinach

In Boston, researchers have successfully demonstrated one of the first examples of engineering electronic systems into plants. Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor...

Solegear narrows loss, improves revenue

In Vancouver, Solegear Bioplastic Technologies reports sales of $412,525 for the three months ended August 31, compared with no revenues in the year-ago quarter....

Stora Enso adds veteran to consumer board division

In Finland, Stora Enso has appointed Annica Bresky Executive Vice President, Consumer Board division and member of the Group Leadership Team, effective 1 May...

Study Looks for Answers on How Bacteria Adapts in Different Environments

In New York, a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) researcher received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a study on bacteria...

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Local algae could address Bangladesh’s water crisis

In Bangladesh, scientists from Dhaka University and Sweden’s Uppsala University are using local microalgae to generate clean water. Pithophora—locally known as Shewla—removes cellulose nanofibers from...

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In Thailand, efforts are underway to significantly ramp up bioplastics production using the nation’s significant sugar output as feedstock. Plastics Institute of Thailand Executive Director...