Shell to supply biosurfactants for Henkel detergents

In Louisiana, two Shell Chemical LP production sites will manufacture biobased surfactants for Henkel, producer of household-name detergents like Persil®, Purex® and all. The collaboration...

Solvay to produce tire additive from rice waste in Italy

In Italy, chemical maker Solvay is investing at its Livorno site to manufacture its first highly dispersible silica from sodium silicate derived from rice...

Maire Tecnimont acquires majority stake in Conser

In Italy, engineering and technology conglomerate Maire Tecnimont has acquired a majority stake in biodegradable monomer firm Conser. Upon closing, the 83.5% stake will...

Crayola partners on natural glitter sunscreen 

In Pennsylvania, Crayola has partnered with a biodegradable glitter maker to produce colorful and sparkly sunscreen for kids.  Partner Sunshine & Glitter, whose glitter...

Israel’s Balena field tests cinnamon-scented compostable slides

In Tel Aviv, material science company Balena hopes to shortly launch 60% biobased, 100% compostable, and cinnamon-scented slide-style sandals.  Made from a proprietary natural...

Mowilex produces air-cleaning paint from seeds and grass

In Indonesia, Mowilex has created a 28% biobased paint that is not only more sustainable to produce, but also converts harmful formaldehyde into water...

LanzaTech SPAC heads to shareholder vote

In Chicago, special purpose acquisition company AMCI Acquisition Corp. II has scheduled a special meeting of its stockholders to vote on the proposed business...

Synbio firm Visolis raises $8 million

In California, Visolis has raised $8 million in seed funding to advance its platform, which combines synthetic biology and traditional chemical catalysis to manufacture...

Billie Eilish sports renewable corset on Vogue digital cover

In New York, singer/songwriter Billie Eilish has worn a corset made from multiple renewable materials on Vogue’s first-ever video cover. The “Bad Guy” and...

Minnesota research team develops catalyst for renewable acrylic acid

In Minnesota, university researchers have developed a catalyst that significantly reduces the cost of producing renewable acrylic acid and acrylates, which are used globally...

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adidas apparel collaboration invokes golf’s natural roots

In Germany, sneaker and sportswear brand adidas has launched a golf apparel brand focused on renewable materials. Developed in partnership with Burning Cart Society,...

Field hockey world cup pitches feature biobased turf from Poligras

In India, the 2023 field hockey world cup fields at Bhubaneswar and Rourkela will use partially biobased turf manufactured by Spain’s Poligras.  Shaun Goudie,...

Aleph Farms secures key kosher certification for cultivated steak

In Israel, Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau has affirmed that cultivated steak produced by Aleph Farms is kosher—a ruling the company says paves the...