New Research Director for National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center

In Illinois, Yan Zhang was hired as the new director of research at Southern Illinois University’s National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center after the school conducted...

Domtar expands use of drones for forestry health

In Canada, Domtar, producer of pulp, paper, and personal care products, is harnessing the power of drone technology to complete critical forestry tasks. Two...

Ghana goes green with cassava bag plan

In Ghana, government officials are looking combat waste by promoting the use of biodegradable bags made from cassava. Mahamudu Bawumia, Ghana’s Vice President, said the...

Dessert packaging cups now made with biobased dairy 2PE board

In Finland, Stora Enso’s Cupforma Dairy 2PE board is being used in the new dessert packaging cups from Copy Center. The cups are being...

BioBean turns spent coffee grounds to biofuel

In the United Kingdom, BioBean is working with waste management companies to collect used coffee grounds from over 1,500 small coffee shops and others...

Sweet success for Tony’s Chocolonely

In Belgium, Tony’s Chocolonely, a chocolate bar company created by three journalists after hearing stories of child abuse in the cocoa industry, will expand...

Is 3-D Printed Meat a Possibility in our Lifetime? Modern Meadow Might Bring Home...

In New York, Modern Meadow is creating animal-free leather and using a recent $40 million in Series B funding to help scale it up...

Clean shave, clean plant: Biobased razor subscription launches online

In New Hampshire, Sustain Shave Club is making online, subscription-based sales more sustainable with disposable razors with up to 35% wheat straw content.  For $10,...

Biobased polymers report with market trends published

In Germany, a new report, “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities and Trends 2017-2022” published by nova-Institute contains markets, trends, and comprehensive...

Growth ahead for Genomatica with $90M equity offering

In California, Genomatica announced it issued $90 million in its latest equity offering, strengthening its balance sheet to fully execute on its business plan...

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“Let’s Get Physical” sustainable activewear line is the 80s throwback we deserve

In London, sustainable apparel firm PANGAIA is set to launch an activewear line that incorporates numerous renewable materials while at the same time paying...

Nike adds pineapple leather to materials palette

In Oregon, sneaker giant Nike has introduced a new collection incorporating a pineapple-based leather alternative produced in the Philippines. The Happy Pineapple collection debuted...

Gucci develops vegan leather

In Italy, luxury brand Gucci has launched its first eco-friendly sneaker, featuring animal-free leather developed in-house. Dubbed Demetra, the material was developed at Gucci’s Gruppo...