Biodegradable Mulches Help Raspberry Growers Improve Crops

In Washington, raspberry growers are using biodegradable plastic mulches instead of the usual polyethylene plastic mulches in their plantings for weed prevention and moisture...

Biobased 3D Printing Focus of Horizon 2020’s Project BARBARA

In Spain, Project BARBARA (Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing), is developing new biobased 3D printing materials...

Biodegradable Electric Car Made Of Flax and Sugar Beets Offers Eco-Friendly Alternative

In the Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology students and their startup, TU/ecomotive, designed a four-seater electric car made of biocomposites and bioplastics meaning it...

Scientists Create World’s Lowest Density Metal Organic Framework Using Uranium and Organic Materials

In Illinois, Northwestern University researchers are building structures using one atom at a time. They have created the world’s lowest density metal organic framework...

New Way of Splitting Hydrogen from Water Improves Hydrogen’s Potential as Fuel Source

In Texas, researchers are giving hope to hydrogen as a clean-burning fuel source with a new cheaper method for splitting water into hydrogen and...

Evidence Shows that Plants Really Do “Talk” to Each Other

In Delaware, a curious high school teenager teamed up with University of Delaware botanists to see if they can prove that plants communicate to...

New Catalyst Converts Propane Gas into Heavier Hydrocarbons for Liquid Fuels

In Saudi Arabia, researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology developed a catalyst using titanium and tungsten compounds that converts propane gas...

Cargill Acquires BioBased Technologies’ Soybean Based Polyols Product Line

In Minnesota, Cargill Inc. acquired vegetable-based polyol product line Agrol and other assets from Arkansas-based BioBased Technologies. Both Cargill and BioBased Technologies make polyols...

SHERO is a Hero for Environmentally Friendly Algae-Based Feminine Hygiene

In Utah, University of Utah scientists developed a 100% biodegradable feminine hygiene product. The project originated from a nonprofit’s request in Guatemala where the...

Would You Ride on a Wooden Motorcycle that Runs on Algae Biofuel?

In the Netherlands, two friends developed a motorcycle built from wood that runs completely on algae based biofuel. Their goal was to look at...

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Corbion to build new PLA plant, exit FDCA

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