NSF Awards Grant for Biodegradable Diapers

In Michigan, Ecovia Renewables has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop biodegradable superabsorbent biopolymers for hygiene applications. Ecovia’s technology...

Austrian researchers hatch plan to protect eggs

In Austria, researchers have found a microorganism that eliminates germs from hatching eggs and could one day replace current chemical-based methods. Hatcheries usually prevents bacterial...

South African party cup company goes green with switch to biobased

In South Africa, entrepreneur Luvuyo Ndiki is launching biodegradable cups made from sugarcane and corn starch. Ndiki, who previously sold the red plastic cups that...

Circular economy expert: Bioplastics may fix plastic’s image

In Germany, head of the IKK Institute for Plastics and Circular Economy at Leibniz University of Hanover claims biobased plastics could help repair the...

Bacteria-eating bacteria may solve bioplastic challenge

In Spain, researchers have found a more efficient method to extract bioplastics from engineered bacteria: a separate, “predatory” bacteria. Bacteria have already been engineered to...

Hemp airplane struggles to gain funding

In Ontario, Hempearth is raising funds to build the world’s first hemp airplane, and the company’s founder hopes to one day build the world’s...

Squid-inspired fibers eyed as microplastics solution

In Pennsylvania, Penn state researcher Melik Demirel is working on biosynthetic textiles inspired by squid that could cut down on the amount of microplastics...

Support from nature: Adhesive bra features natural latex, essential oils

In Singapore, adhesive bra maker Kissbobo has launched a new line using natural latex and essential oils. Like their other bras, Kissbobo’s Eco-Chic bra...

Vegetable oil-coated sawdust could solve Arctic oil spill dilemna

In Washington, researchers at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have turned sawdust into a “super sponge” for oil spills. The researchers were able to chemically...

Tyson jumps deeper into Alt Protein, launches Raised & Rooted Brand

In Arkansas, Tyson Foods introduced the company’s first plant-based and blended products, along with its new Raised & Rooted brand. The initiative makes Tyson Foods the...

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Corbion to build new PLA plant, exit FDCA

In the Netherlands, food ingredients and biobased products major Corbion disclosed its 2020-2025 strategy, which includes increasing investments in natural food preservation and lactic...

Sweetgreens upgrades compostable bowls after PFAS revelation

In California, to-go salad mainstay Sweetgreens is set to launch new compostable fiber bowls after its previous version was called out for containing perfluoroalkyl...

Service allows parents to mail back dirty diapers for composting

In Arizona, a compostable diaper company has launched a subscription service to send clean diapers to parents and receive return shipments of the used...