Croda snags Enza Biotech

In Europe, Croda International, which focuses on manufacturing sustainable specialty chemicals, said that it has acquired Enza Biotech AB. Enza Biotech, spun out of Lund...

Rayonier boosts offer for forest products maker Tembec

In Canada, Rayonier Advanced Materials and Tembec entered into an amendment agreement in which Rayonier Advanced Materials agreed to acquire Tembec for an increased...

Deinove appoints business development head

In France, Sebastian Enault has joined Deinove’s executive committee as a business development director. In the role, Enault will be responsible for expanding and...

Marrone Bio Innovations expands fungicide to Africa

In Morocco, the country received its first shipment of biofungicide from Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI). MBI provides pest management and plant health products for...

Humble sea squirt could inspire new gold rush

In South Korea, scientists have developed a material based on chitin and gallic acid that mines gold from sea water. Inspired by tunichromes—materials sea...

When life hands you lemons, make bioplastics!

In Spain, scientists at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia have developed a production route from the lemon extract limonene and carbon dioxide...

Herbivore uproar not enough to stop tallow-based currency

In the United Kingdom, vegan outrage over the use of animal fat in currency will not halt the introduction of £10 notes that contain...

Cambridge scientists reboot artificial spider silk production

In Cambridge, United Kingdom, scientists have created artificial spider silk made from water, silica, and cellulose. The fibers are spun out of a hydrogel that...

Soybean sealant helps keep Minnesota road-worthy

In Minnesota, BioSpan Technologies’ soybean-based pavement additive has been helping cut costs in road upkeep for several years. RePLAY Agricultural Oil Seal and Preservation Agent...

Bioplastic set to launch in South Africa

In South Africa, scientists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Polymer and Composite Research Group in Port Elizabeth have reported 100%...

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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...