Polylactic acid used in world-record 3-printed structure

In Miami, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has broken its own record for the world’s largest 3-D printed object. ORNL unveiled two pavilions, which, among...

Jellyfish “paste” eyed for hybrid solar panels

In Tennessee, jellyfish goo is among the materials being evaluated for biosolar applications, an emerging field of research that aims to leverage the ultra-efficient...

AVA-CO2 spins out 5-HMF firm

In Switzerland, AVA-CO2 Schweiz AG has created a new subsidiary to take over its biobased 5-hydroxymethylfurfural activities, effective immediately. AVALON Industries will handle application...

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...

Indian startup looks to make a dent in country’s plastic waste crisis

In India, startup EnviGreen is looking to mitigate India’s growing problem of plastic waste in waterways by developing a biodegradable, edible bag for food...

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...

Port of Amsterdam to play matchmaker in Europe’s bioeconomy

In the Netherlands, the Port of Amsterdam has issued Port Vision 2030, a statement of purpose that the busy trade center will take steps...

Monsanto, Novozymes have high expectations for new corn inoculant

In St. Louis, the BioAg alliance between Monsanto and Novozymes has developed a corn inoculant that will be applied to all corn hybrids Monsanto...

Global Bioenergies cleared for isobutene operations

In Germany, Global Bioenergies has received regulatory clearance to begin operations at its Leuna biobased isobutene demonstration plant. TÜV, Germany’s main state certification agency, completed...

Pine chemical additive gives used asphalt new life

In France, reclaimed asphalt deemed too hard for reuse on roads was brought within national specifications by using a pine chemical-based additive produced by...

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