Boosting proteins involved in photosynthesis increased tobacco yield by 20 percent

In Illinois, by boosting levels of three proteins involved in photosynthesis, University of Illinois researchers increased tobacco plant productivity by at least 14 percent...

McDonald’s chooses two new potato varieties to make golden fries more sustainable

In Washington, Washington State University researchers announced that McDonald’s has chosen two new russet potato varieties for their french fries. The Clearwater Russet and the...

NIFA supports sustainable U.S. aquaculture with $1.2 million in grants

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced four grants totaling $1.2 million to support the development...

UK funds program that pairs bioscience PhD students with industry

In Scotland, the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre has been awarded GBP2.7 million by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Collaborative Training Partnership to...

Four universities win $50,000 each in the first national I-FAST competition

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation presented the winners of the...

AgResearch investing $25 million to grow healthier farm animals with more nutritious ryegrass

In New Zealand, AgResearch scientists aided by a five-year $25 million grant are enhancing ryegrass to produce healthier animals, better production on the farm...

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...

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...

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...

Eco-friendly cleaning brand taps Braskem bioplastic for detergent bottles

Natural cleaning products brand Seventh Generation is using biobased polyethylene produced by Braskem in its 100-oz laundry detergent bottles. The bottles are now 80%...

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