Plant Meat Matters kicks off to enable industrial-scale plant protein production

In the Netherlands, the Plant Meat Matters project, a four-year, public-private partnership kicked off to study the appearance, texture, taste and sustainability benefits of...

Reverdia, Xinhuarun to develop microcellular foam shoe soles

In the Netherlands, Reverdia and Dezhou Xinhuarun Technology (Xinhuarun) agreed  to jointly develop and promote Biosuccinium-based microcellular polyurethane (PU) foams. These new microcellular foams will...

Startup Backed by Gates Foundation Uses Food Waste to Reduce Food Waste

In California, a startup is protecting plants pre- and post-harvest by converting plant waste into edible solutions for pest protection and shelf-life extension. Apeel Sciences,...

ORNL aims to scale up new carbon dioxide capture technology

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists developed methods to remove carbon dioxide from industrial flue gases, including emissions from coal-fired power plants, by...

UMass Amherst and Genoverde Biosciences research could increase wood density by 20%

In Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Amherst plant geneticist Sam Hazen partnered with Genoverde Biosciences, Inc. to test the commercial viability of Hazen’s gene trait...

Polyurethane-Eating Fungi Isolated in China

In China, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Kunming Institute of Botany have isolated a fungus that can produces polyurethane-degrading enzymes. Dubbed Apergillus tubingensis,...

New urine test knows everything you ate

In the United Kingdom, researchers from Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University developed a five-minute urine test that measures the breakdown of...

Earth system models project global ocean fishery declines by 2300

In New York, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, and Cornell University extended the state-of-the-art Earth system models for physical and biogeochemical oceanic...

McDonald’s chooses two new potato varieties to make golden fries more sustainable

In Washington, Washington State University researchers announced that McDonald’s has chosen two new russet potato varieties for their french fries. The Clearwater Russet and the...

Spectroscopy technique remotely detects abiotic stress in living plants

In Mississippi, researchers from Mississippi State University, Texas A&M University and Baylor University used a novel Raman spectroscopy technique to non-invasively detect, at the...

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Celeb-backed Wildtype eyes launch of lab-grown salmon by year-end

In San Francisco, a cultivated seafood maker backed by A-listers has said it will launch sushi-grade salmon in restaurants before the year-end. Justin Kolbeck,...

LVMH Beauty taps Dow for renewable packaging

In Switzerland, the beauty division of luxury brand owner LVMH has partnered with Dow, Inc. on recycled and biobased packaging for perfume and cosmetic...

Henkel signs FDCA offtake agreement with Avantium

In Amsterdam, consumer products giant Henkel has agreed to purchase unspecified amounts of biobased furandicarboxylic acid from Avantium. Henkel plans to use the FDCA...