Tyson Foods buys into Beyond Meat

In Arkansas, Tyson Foods invested an undisclosed amount for a five percent ownership position in Beyond Meat to help the plant-based protein producer expand...

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In Pennsylvania, Penn Dental Medicine researchers found a way to prevent cavities and tooth decay with a single biomaterial topical treatment using plants that...

The Paramount Deal: World Energy takes off with audacious $72M acquisition of AltAir and...

In Massachusetts, World Energy has acquired renewable jet and diesel producer AltAir Paramount, and its Paramount Petroleum refinery assets, both collocated in Paramount, CA,...

As petroleum prices, demand soars, US, EU dither on biofuels

Petroleum is on the rise again and this week IHS said that refined product demand growth has averaged 1.2 million barrels per day over the...

Sorghum and Barley Get Married – How Adding a Barley Gene to Sorghum Is...

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Beyond Meat raises $55 million from Cleveland Avenue and Tyson Foods to triple production

  In California, Beyond Meat raised $55 million in a new round led by Cleveland Avenue, LLC, the venture capital firm founded by Don Thompson,...

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 18th, 2018

The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of...

Zymergen gets Lit: raises $130M in epic Series B

In California, Zymergen has raised $130 million in Series B funding led by SoftBank Group. The round also includes prior lead investor Data Collective...

The $20 Million Carbon XPRIZE: The 10 Finalists, revealed

In New York, XPRIZE announced the 10 teams advancing to the final round in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE.The 10 finalists, each taking...

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Faux-fur fit for a king: ECOPEL urges Charles to ditch ermine coronation robes

In London, plant-based fur maker ECOPEL is urging King Charles to forgo animal-fur trim in his coronation robe in favor of a cruelty-free alternative....

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