Malaysian researchers create drone with pineapple-leaf frame

In Malaysia, researchers at Universiti Putra Malaysian are using natural fibers made of pineapple leaves for drone frames. The pineapple leaf material has a higher...

Canada invests in forest-fiber face masks

In Canada, the government has invested in producing biodegradable face mask filters to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the...

Russian student develops bioplastic in home lab amid COVID-19 pandemic

In Russia, a student at the National University of Science and Technology MISiS has made a bioplastic from gelatin and sawdust. Valeria Solovyova, who is...

CP Kelco taps Biesterfeld to distribute natural food ingredients

In Eastern Europe, specialty chemicals distributor Biesterfeld will distribute renewable food and nutrition ingredients produced by Atlanta’s CP Kelco. Under the terms of the deal,...

Squid skills inspire military research

In Maryland, researchers at the US Army Research Institute are  developing a renewable, self-healing material inspired by squid teeth in the hopes it can...

Boston company seeks to solve key infant formula shortcoming

In Boston, Massachusetts, biological engineering company Conagen has developed a process to produce lactoferrin, an abundant protein in breast milk that acts as an...

Pandemic pivot: Company converting dairy waste into alcohol switches to hand sanitizer production

In New York, New Age Renewable Energy has been converting dairy waste into hand sanitizers to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  The company is...

Bamboo bikes improve environment and education in Ghana

In Ghana, a local entrepreneur is producing bicycles from bamboo to provide an eco-friendlier method of transportation, create local jobs, and help children focus...

Banana fiber PPE can combat pandemic without adding to plastics waste

In the Philippines, a natural fiber already used to produce tea bags and Japanese currency could be used to produce biodegradable personal protective equipment...

California company gets EPA Safer Choice nod for renewable surfactant

In California, Advanced BioCatalytics says it has received the coveted EPA Safer Choice Approval for Glucospike, a microbiology-based surfactant for cleaning applications. To qualify for...

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