Cali seeks new uses for almond waste amid nut boom

In California, the Almond Board of California is looking for new applications for the 4.3 billion pounds of almond waste hulls grown annually in...

Bee nesting material creates buzz for Kiwi bioplastic startup

In New Zealand, a biotech startup is looking at how to harness the properties of bees’ nesting material to produce a superior bioplastic film,...

Firmenich launches traceability initiative for flavors business

In Switzerland, fragrance and flavor major Firmenich has launched the Natural and Clean Label to provide traceability for its food and beverage products. The label...

Amyris to join Russel Microcap Index

In California, renewable chemicals company Amyris says it is set to join the Russell Microcap® Index at the conclusion of the Russell US Indexes...

New 3-D printing filament a “turning point for global manufacturing”

In Singapore, researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully demonstrated the use of cellulose in making large, 3-D printed objects. By...

Adidas taps German biotech firm for bioinspired, biodegradable sneakers

In Germany, synthetic biology firm AMSilk is mimicking spider silk to produce materials for apparel, including biodegradable Adidas sneakers. CEO Jens Klein  tells Labiotech.eu that...

P&G launches plant-based fabric conditioner

In Ohio, consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has launched Downy Nature Blends, a fabric conditioner made with plant-based ingredients. According to P&G, more than...

Soda waste could be repurposed into hair dye

In the United Kingdom, scientists at the University of Leeds are working to extract natural dye from blackcurrant waste generated in the manufacturing of...

Trash eyed as greener asphalt component

In the United Kingdom, researchers at Aston University have developed a pyrolysis process to convert materials such as decomposed food, paper, and plastic into...

Georgia company converts corn ethanol byproducts into grocery bags

In Georgia, Attis Industries has unveiled biodegradable, multi-use grocery bags made from corn ethanol byproducts. “Numerous international governments have imposed initiatives to rid their jurisdictions...

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