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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“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...