Reverdia, Xinhuarun to develop microcellular foam shoe soles

In the Netherlands, Reverdia and Dezhou Xinhuarun Technology (Xinhuarun) agreed  to jointly develop and promote Biosuccinium-based microcellular polyurethane (PU) foams. These new microcellular foams will...

Plant Meat Matters kicks off to enable industrial-scale plant protein production

In the Netherlands, the Plant Meat Matters project, a four-year, public-private partnership kicked off to study the appearance, texture, taste and sustainability benefits of...

Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture receives $16 million to improve forest health

In West Virginia, the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture is working with landowners in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Kentucky to improve the health of...

Polyurethane-Eating Fungi Isolated in China

In China, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Kunming Institute of Botany have isolated a fungus that can produces polyurethane-degrading enzymes. Dubbed Apergillus tubingensis,...

University of Delaware teams with brewery on bio-acetone research

In Delaware, research emerging from two labs at the University of Delaware and their collaborators at White Dog Labs in New Castle drives the...

EU biomass policy needs a fundamental rethink: report

Spanish and Dutch policy experts have published research that used mathematical models to evaluate the role of public policy on biomass usage and better...

Using old tree rootstock to make new apple trees increases resistance to disease and...

In New York, geneticists with the Agricultural Research Service are working with one of the ancestors of the world’s first apple trees from Kazakhstan...

A low carbohydrate diet can be an effective diabetes management strategy

In the UK, new research by London Metropolitan University suggests following a reduced carbohydrate diet as a potentially safe and effective diabetes management strategy....

Turning sawdust into fish food to fight world hunger

In Finland, a scientist wants to fight world hunger with sawdust. Risto Korpinen, a research scientist at Finland’s natural resource institute, is leading a...

A single dose of psilocybin mushrooms reduces mental anguish in cancer patients for months

In New York, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers showed that when combined with psychological counseling, distressed cancer patients that took a single dose of...

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Plant reactions to anesthetics are similar to humans and animals

In the United Kingdom, A new study showed that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are...

USDA offers state agencies greater control over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to promote...

New crop imager detects chlorophyll fluorescence for a true picture of crop health

In Washington, D.C., researchers developed a new imaging system designed to monitor the health of crops in the field or a greenhouse.  The new...