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...

Indian students develop algae-based paper

In India, a team of students have won a regional science exhibition by developing paper based on algae pulp. The students, from Maharaja Sawai Bhawani...

Lenzing reduces position in viscose fibers

In Austria, The Lenzing Group has cut its stake in EQUI-Fibres Beteiligungsgesellschaf mbH, Kelheim, a producer of viscose fibers, from 45% to 20%. Lenzing...

Queensland eyed for biorefinery

In Australia, Leaf Resources is evaluating Queensland for constructing a biorefinery. “Queensland has a lot of advantages in terms of establishing a bio refinery,” Leaf...

Institutions in India, Puerto Rico partner in seaweed and phytoremediation

In India and Puerto Rico, two institutions have partnered to jointly research seaweed, medicinal plants, and phytoremediation in the Northeast region of India. Manipur’s...

BioAmber, CJ CheilJedang plan succinic acid joint venture in China

In Montreal, BioAmber has signed a letter of intent with South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang Corporation to form a biobased succinic acid production joint venture...

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