ÄIO and Fibenol partner to convert wood into food

In Estonia, ÄIO and Fibenol have partnered to develop a reliable alternative to traditionally produced fats and vegetable oils. The partnership will leverage Fibenol’s process,...

Werewool looks to proteins for colored textiles

In New York, designer Chiu-Lian Lee is using lab-growth proteins to produce colored textiles, having been inspired to create sustainable change for the fashion...

Rosiro Group biobased coffee capsules get nod for compostability

In the Netherlands, certification program TÜV Austria has confirmed single-serve coffee capsules from Rosiro Group are compostable. Dubbed Solinatra and made from plant-based materials,...

Indian Oil evaluating biobased naphtha as cracker feedstock

In India, a top refiner may soon be adding biobased naphtha to its ethylene crackers to help decarbonize its operations. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, chairman...

Amyris and Croda sign squalene supply deal

In California, synthetic biology leader Amyris, Inc. has signed an exclusive license agreement with British specialty chemicals company Croda International for the supply of...

Hit the green: Allbirds launches golf shoe

In San Francisco, biobased sneaker pioneer Allbirds has launched its first golf shoe.  The Dasher Golf Shoe retails for $145 and is available in...

Hublot and Nespresso upcycle coffee waste into watch

In Switzerland, coffee giant Nespresso has partnered with watchmaker Hublot to create wrist watch elements from used coffee grounds and pods. The material is...

Braskem shareholder confirms takeover offer from private equity firms

In Brazil, Novonor has confirmed a takeover offer from private equity investors Apollo and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for its shares in petchems,...

Lenzing celebrates 40 years of biobased acetic acid

In Austria, wood-based fibers maker Lenzing Group is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its biorefinery and coproduct brand LENZING Acetic Acid Biobased. Since its...

Octarine Bio and Ginkgo Bioworks Partner to on Natural Pigment

In Boston, synthetic biology firms Octarine Bio and Ginkgo Bioworks have partnered to produce compounds in the tryptophan pathway. Specifically, the two will jointly...

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Purrfect idea: Soybean waste could be kitty litter alternative

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