Biobased credit cards, useful products from diapers, chicken-fat biodiesel, mobile-based precision ag, biodegradable insulation, soy synth meat, algae-based straws: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of November 1st

November 1, 2018 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of November 1st

In today’s Digest, biobased credit cards, useful products from diapers, chicken-fat biodiesel, mobile-based precision ag, biodegradable insualtion, soy synth meat, algae-based straws — these and more, ready for you now.

#1 What’s in your wallet: Biobased credit cards in the works

In New York, Mastercard and credit card makers Gemalto, Giesecke+Devrient, and IDEMIA have launched a partnership to replace virgin polyvinyl chloride in credit cards with biobased materials.

“Responsible use of natural resources and protection of our climate and environment are core elements of G+D’s Corporate Responsibility policy,” says Gabrielle Bugat, head of the Financial Services Division at Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security. “As a participant of the Greener Payment Partnership, we work on the standardization of bio-sourced materials in payment cards. It is the way to step forward to an earth-friendly solution, reducing petroleum-based materials.”

Mastercard also has a partnership with the Finnish Bank of Åland, WWF Finland, KPMG and Gemalto to develop a credit card made of renewable and biodegradable materials.

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