Danimer acquires Novomer for $152 million

In Georgia, polyhydroxyalkanoates bioplastics company Danimer Scientific has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Novomer, Inc., a New York-based producer of polymers and chemicals,...

Bota Bio raises $100 million in Series B

In San Francisco, industrial biotechnology startup Bota Bio has raised $100 million in an oversubscribed  Series B financing. Founded in 2019, Bota Bio has developed...

DIC taps Debut Biotechnology for natural pigments

In Japan, DIC Corporation has signed a joint research pact with California’s Debut Biotechnology targeting natural pigments for food colorants and cosmetics.  Debut’s continuous, cell-free...

Worth a shot: Jose Cuervo gives away agave straws

In Mexico, tequila giant Jose Cuervo wants you to make a good decision for the planet even if you make bad decisions after ordering...

Crocs wants to put best food forward with net zero clogs

In Colorado, Crocs, Inc., best known for popularizing comfy foam clogs, is working on using more bio-based material as part of its commitment to...

Sweet supply deal: Pineapple leather maker partners with Dole

In London, the creators of a vegan leather made from pineapple leaf fibers have partnered with Dole Sunshine Company to help expand production.  Ananas Anam,...

Brew can do it: UK company wants to expand uses for spent coffee grounds

In the United Kingdom, bio-bean Ltd. has launched a new material based on spent coffee grounds that it says could be used to replace...

Biobased cosmetics brand touts Holy Grain: Makeup you can sleep in

In California, makeup brand Youthforia is solving one of the biggest problems associated with cosmetics: forgetting to wash it off, resulting in days of...

Stora Enso begins piloting wood-based anode materials

In Finland, forest products maker Stora Enso says its pilot plant for lignin-based battery materials is now online.  Dubbed Lignode, the material is a wood-based...

Biobased lingerie launch is a step forward for sustainable skivvies

In the US, undergarment manufacturer Gelmart will soon release a bra with padding made from sugarcane. Vogue Business noted that the sustainable brassiere will be...

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