Ecovia adds fermentation capacity in Ann Arbor

In Michigan, Ecovia Renewables has increased capacity for production of natural polymers and met all key milestones during the first year of a previously...

Entrepreneurs start eco-friendly sanitary napkin company

In India, two entrepreneurs have created biodegradable sanitary napkins from the stems of kenaf fibers. Dubbed Bliss Pads, Niveda R and Gowthan S chose stems...

Snack guilt-free with biobased chip packaging

In Germany, snack maker myCHIPSBOX is using compostable, biobased films made of wood pulp in its chip bags. The packaging was designed by Futarama...

All that glitters is not green: Swedes create renewable sequins

In Sweden, designers and materials scientists have teamed up to create biodegradable sequins from cellulose. Designer Elissa Brunato created the Bio Iridescent Sequin in collaboration...

Startup develops hand sanitizer with extended COVID-19 protection

In California, CAGE Bio Inc. says it has discovered a novel hand sanitizer that kills germs on contact and provides more than four hours...

Hempcrete project awarded EPA grant

In California, EPA has awarded $12,000  to a lab at the University of California, Riverside to evaluate an alternative hempcrete production process. The work will...

Eat your peas, then make a bioplastic flowerpot

In Italy, vegetable residue from legumes like peas, beans, and lentils are being transformed into bioplastics by LEGUVAL, a European Union-funded consortium of plastics...

Eni, Pertamina ink circular economy pact, plan Indonesia joint venture

In Italy, Pertamina and Eni have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to investigate synergies of their respective technologies and know-how for new collaboration opportunities...

Entrepreneur wants to see biobased takeaway packaging become the norm

In South Africa, Catherine Morris has founded the country’s first compostable food packaging company. Green Home produces packaging for takeaway food, replacing single-use plastic waste....

Potato waste fiberboard alternative addresses furniture industry waste

In London, two designers are using waste potato peels to produce Chip Board, an eco-friendly alternative to medium-density fiberboard. MDF is commonly used to produce...

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