Climbing to new heights with biobased rock climbing holds

In Pennsylvania, students majoring in biorenewable systems from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and who worked as managers at Penn State’s indoor climbing...

A gourd idea: New York firm grows cups and flasks in molds

In New York, architecture and design firm Creme is designing cups and flasks using gourds that are grown inside 3D-printed molds. "The inspiration actually came...

EPA awards $2.3M to 21 small businesses for novel tech like PFAS water remediation

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving $2.3 million in funding for 21 small businesses to develop technologies that will help...

Slimy sea lettuce isn’t so bad after all – one of the easiest to...

In Jersey, a small island in the English Channel that has dealt with an annual green sea lettuce in St. Aubin’s Bay is now...

Lenzing Group builds world’s largest lyocell fiber plant in Thailand

In Austria, Lenzing plans to invest more than EUR 1 billion in new lyocell fiber production facilities over the next few years. The first...

Bringing to market new and innovative cup solutions

In California, the NextGen Circular Business Accelerator is taking selected winning ideas from the Cup Challenge to the next level. For six teams, the...

Future Food Today cookbook brings algae and insects to kitchen table

In Denmark, IKEA’s research and design laboratory, known as SPACE10, released a new cookbook that features recipes with algae, seaweed, insects, spirulina and other...

African forest leaf ‘eru’ beats Popeye’s iron-filled spinach as superfood

In Cameroon, with an iron content 85 percent higher than spinach, a new study suggests forest leaf, ‘eru’ is key to lower anemia rates...

Mango-based film keeps chicken fresh for fortnight

In India, researchers have developed antimicrobial food packaging from mango peel extracts and three other biodegradable polymers. The team from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre demonstrated...

Bamboo based bandages offer eco-friendly booboo option

In Australia, PATCH has created bandages that are made from 100 percent organic bamboo fiber, and are completely compostable and plastic-free, including all packaging....

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