University of York awarded regional development grant

In the UK, The University of York has been awarded £1.79 million by the European Regional Development Fund to support local biobased industries. The university...

New and Improved! RSB updates its definitive take on sustainability standards

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) celebrated the announcement at its Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam that its global members have voted...

Government of Canada announces $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund

In Canada, the Government of Canada announced the $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund to support projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and...

Biodiversity and 6.5 million pounds stimulates the bioeconomy of Colombia

In the United Kingdom, Research Councils UK announced a four-year, £6.5 million investment to stimulate the bioeconomy of Colombia by increasing knowledge of Colombia's...

Government of Canada helps Canadian farmers secure new export opportunities in China

In Ontario, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, has concluded his second mission to China where he helped secure new export...

Canada invests $950 million in nationwide innovation superclusters

In Canada, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the Government of Canada is investing up to $950 million...

Ontario launches the Low Carbon Innovation Fund to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

In Canada, Ontario is helping researchers, entrepreneurs and companies create and commercialize new, globally competitive, low-carbon technologies to reduce provincial greenhouse gas emissions. The Low...

Australia allows cannabis product exports

In Australia, MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. announced that Australia will expunge the export ban on cannabis products in February 2018 and allow the worldwide exportation...

New Canadian Agricultural Partnership strengthens the agri-food and agri-based products sector

In Canada, Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement on the key elements of a new federal, provincial and territorial agricultural policy framework. Coming into effect on...

USDA withdraws proposed biotech regulations to take a fresh look

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, tasked with overseeing genetically-engineered organisms, announced it is withdrawing a...

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Pope weighs in on sustainability, calls for circular economy

In Vatican City, the Catholic Church has called for a transition to a circular economy, including the use of more biobased products. Pontifical Academy of...

Hemp maker acquires Blue Marble Biomaterials, plans quick scale-up in Missoula

In Montana, a hemp processor has purchased Blue Marble Biomaterials, including the company’s plant in Missoula. Socati Corp. (Woodburn, Oregon) plans on hiring 40 workers,...

Colorado algae startup makes black ink green

In Colorado, a startup is producing sustainable ink for packaging using algae as feedstock. Dubbed Living Ink, the company was founded by PhD researchers Scott...