Double-digit annual growth forecast for biodegradable paper packaging

In the United Kingdom, Technavio analysts expect the global biodegradable paper packaging market to grow 11% per year through 2021, driven by increased adoption...

DSM taps Amyris for nutritional ingredient

In California, Amyris and DSM have entered into their first product development and production deal for a food and nutrition molecule made via Amyris’...

Building a better blob: Jamaican students look to upgrade algae-based water encapsulant

In Jamaica, University of the West Indies St Augustine students are working to adapt Ooho—a gelatinous, edible water packaging being developed from algae by...

Coal country eyes hemp as new economic driver

In West Virginia, residents are now able to apply to the agriculture commissioner for a license to grow industrial hemp for commercial purposes. Morgan Leach,...

Biobased route to butadiene eyed as solution to supply crunch

In Delaware, researchers at the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation have announced a new method for converting plant-based sugars into butadiene, a key component...

Keeping rats from eating your car: Consumer Reports investigates

In New York, product safety and quality watchdog Consumer Reports has evaluated techniques from car makers and internet posters alike on keeping vermin from...

Blue agave-based ethanol gains support Down Under

In Australia, the administration of Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is helping fund feasibility studies looking at biorefinery development in the Atherton Tableland region of...

Canada looks to keep out the cold using lignin

In Quebec, insulation manufacturer Enerlab 2000 has received federal funding to replace petroleum-based materials in insulation and structural panels with lignin. Natural Resources Canada’s Investments...

Canadian researcher wins grant to study bug pheromones as pesticide

In Ottawa, Acadia University has received almost $3 million from the federal government to support research into using pheromones to manage pests that threaten...

Biopesticide consolidation: Certis acquires LAM International

In Maryland, biopesticide maker LAM International has been acquired by Certis USA. Financial terms were not disclosed. Certis CEO Jow-Lih Su said LAM’s Butte facility...

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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...