France’s Alban Muller benefits from consumer demand for natural cosmetics

In France, cosmetics maker Alban Muller is finding increased demand for its naturally sourced cosmetics, particularly in Europe and the United States. The company, founded...

Indian textile industry edging toward natural processes

In India, an increasing number of textile dye houses are using natural dyes in an effort to improve worker health and the environment, as...

Grow Bioplastics named Sizzle TechStart’s first incubator client

In Tennessee, Grow Bioplastics has become the inaugural agricultural technology client for Sizzle TechStart, a small business incubator. GROW PLASTICS Formed by the Roane Alliance,...

Neste Jacobs’ technology boosts tall oil output at Finnish plant

In Finland, Neste Jacobs has installed an advanced process control technology at Forchem Oy’s Rauma tall oil facility that will increase product output. A two-month...

Small-batch personal care maker gains a following

In Washington State, small business owner Laura Kneib has been batch-producing soap, lip balms, and shampoo using waste biodiesel glycerin and reclaimed vegetable oil...

Anonymous Donor Gives University Huge $8 million Donation for Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

In New Jersey, an anonymous donor, maybe looking to give a nice big charity donation before the end of the tax year, or someone...

Converting Greenhouse Gases to Useful Biofuel Possible Via Key Enzyme

In California, biologists at the University of California, Irvine, have found a way to convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using a key enzyme...

Multinational licenses Bio-on bioplastic technology for plants in Asia, Europe

In Italy, Bio-on has signed licensing agreements with an undisclosed, multinational company to use Bio-on’s biobased polyhydroxyalkanoates production technology in new plants planned for...

Solegear acquires thermoformer’s bioplastic division

In Vancouver, Solegear Bioplastic Technologies has agreed to acquire LINDAR’s bioplastic division for CAD$845,000, or CAD.20/share. LINDAR, based in Minnesota, is a thermoformer specializing in...

French artist pioneers bioart

In France, artist Diane Trouillet is pioneering the use of cellulosic materials and biotechnology to create “open-source bioart” that explores the divide between inert...

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