UK funds program that pairs bioscience PhD students with industry

In Scotland, the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre has been awarded GBP2.7 million by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Collaborative Training Partnership to...

Four universities win $50,000 each in the first national I-FAST competition

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation presented the winners of the...

AgResearch investing $25 million to grow healthier farm animals with more nutritious ryegrass

In New Zealand, AgResearch scientists aided by a five-year $25 million grant are enhancing ryegrass to produce healthier animals, better production on the farm...

EU biomass policy needs a fundamental rethink: report

Spanish and Dutch policy experts have published research that used mathematical models to evaluate the role of public policy on biomass usage and better...

University of Delaware teams with brewery on bio-acetone research

In Delaware, research emerging from two labs at the University of Delaware and their collaborators at White Dog Labs in New Castle drives the...

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...

Eco-friendly cleaning brand taps Braskem bioplastic for detergent bottles

Natural cleaning products brand Seventh Generation is using biobased polyethylene produced by Braskem in its 100-oz laundry detergent bottles. The bottles are now 80%...

Predictive modeling yields promising bioplastics catalyst

Combining predictive modeling and experimental lab work, researchers from IBM Research and Stanford University say they were able to design a catalyst that enables...

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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...