Bio-boating: Yamaha to use cellulose nanofiber in watercraft and sport boat engines

In Georgia, Yamaha Marine U.S. will use plant-derived cellulose nanofiber (CNF) reinforced resin in the manufacture of select parts for watercrafts, including sport boat...

Calyxt advances soybean-based palm oil alternative

In Minnesota, synthetic biology firm Calyxt, Inc., has completed the first phase of a research collaboration aimed at developing a soybean capable of producing...

BioFluff raises half a million for plant-based fur

In San Francisco, plant-based fur developer BioFluff has raised $500,000 in pre-seed funding. Participants included SOSV/IndieBio fund, Joyance partners, and Ataraxia Partners Limited. The...

Cactus leather slip-ons prove G.H. Bass isn’t “loafing about” on sustainability

In Minneapolis, iconic shoe brand and penny loafer inventor G.H. Bass has produced two versions of its Weejun loafer using cactus leather. Manufactured by...

Electric motorcycle revs up use of renewables

In Brooklyn, Tarform has launched an electric motorcycle that incorporates several biobased materials. Dubbed Luna, the bike’s body is made from a flaxseed and...

Theater group’s cardboard Trojan horse weighs whopping 1.5 tons

In the United Kingdom, a theater group’s giant cardboard Trojan Horse has broken the Guinness World Record for the country’s largest cardboard sculpture. Assembled...

German toymaker expands line of bioplastic play sets

In Germany, Playmobil will soon expand its Wiltopia bioplastic range of play sets to include a Tropical Jungle Playground and a Paddling Tour with...

Success of biobased noodle cups feeds further collaboration 

In the Netherlands, Be Good Friends and TotalEnergies Corbion have formally entered into a long-term collaborative arrangement for application development and supply of TotalEnergies...

Macroalgae plastics startup announces €2-million seed round

In Amsterdam, Biotic has raised €2 million in a seed round that the bioplastics startup will use to build a plant, optimize processes, and...

Lygos taps Gingko to optimize organism

In Boston, Gingko Bioworks has partnered with Berkeley, California’s Lygos to optimize production of biobased specialty chemicals. Under the terms of the deal, Lygos...

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Faux-fur fit for a king: ECOPEL urges Charles to ditch ermine coronation robes

In London, plant-based fur maker ECOPEL is urging King Charles to forgo animal-fur trim in his coronation robe in favor of a cruelty-free alternative....

Oatly offers Thanksgiving emotional support hotline for vegans

In New York, alternative dairy major Oatly has announced the “Oatly Emotional Support Hotline for Plant-Based Eaters Attending Traditional Meat and Dairy-based Thanksgiving Dinners.”...

UPSIDE secures FDA approval for cultivated chicken

In California, cultivated meat maker UPSIDE Foods has received a “No Questions” letter from the US FDA, which amounts to confirmation that UPSIDE’s cell-based...