Kris Jenner and Chrissy Teigen launch “plant-powered” cleaning and personal care line

In California, A-listers Kris Jenner and Chrissy Teigen have launched a home cleaning and self-care brand containing plant-based ingredients and natural aromatherapy scents.  Dubbed Safely,...

WSU researchers report lignin-based carbon fiber breakthrough

In Washington, researchers have developed a new approach to turning lignin into carbon fiber suitable for automotive applications. In a presentation at the recent National...

Bath time just got more sustainable

In Brazil, Braskem’s biobased polyethylene will be used as packaging for Buhbli Organics’ Himalayan Bath Salts for sale at Walmart stores in the United...

Protective coating in fly eye could have applications in medicine and electronics

In Russia and Switzerland, researchers are replicating a nanocoating found in fruit fly eyes  with potential applications in medicine, textiles, and nanoelectronics. The team,...

Amyris expands contract manufacturing agreement

In California, Amyris has expanded an existing contract manufacturing pact with Spain’s ADL Bionatur Solutions. Amyris develops and produces renewable ingredients for the Health &...

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...

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...

Italian shoe brand debuts apple-based vegan leather 

In Italy, designer shoe brand VEERAH has launched a line of footwear made from apple peels. The vegan leather, which took six years to develop,...

Biobased composite car seat wins innovation award

In Germany, the Bio4self consortium’s biobased autocomposite project has won the JEC Innovation Award for its prototype of a car seat made from self-reinforced,...

Whiskey byproduct eyed for salmon feed in Scotland

In Scotland, Horizon Proteins is planning to build a plant to produce fish feed proteins from whiskey byproduct. The company’s process extracts protein from the...

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“Let’s Get Physical” sustainable activewear line is the 80s throwback we deserve

In London, sustainable apparel firm PANGAIA is set to launch an activewear line that incorporates numerous renewable materials while at the same time paying...

Nike adds pineapple leather to materials palette

In Oregon, sneaker giant Nike has introduced a new collection incorporating a pineapple-based leather alternative produced in the Philippines. The Happy Pineapple collection debuted...

Gucci develops vegan leather

In Italy, luxury brand Gucci has launched its first eco-friendly sneaker, featuring animal-free leather developed in-house. Dubbed Demetra, the material was developed at Gucci’s Gruppo...