Biofuel made from roadkill, cardboard café, wheat straw transformed to isobutene, 3D printed biobricks, algae plastic, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 25th

April 24, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of April 25th.

In today’s Digest, biofuel made from roadkill, cardboard café, wheat straw transformed to isobutene, 3D printed biobricks, algae plastic — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online.

#1 Nothing goes to waste! Roadkill turned into biofuel

In the United Kingdom, pet and animal lovers are upset that their dead pets are being rendered down to fat and converted into biodiesel for use in transportation and tractors. A local Council passed the policy to do so, but some are angry that the council is using cat and dog roadkill for biofuel if no chips are found on the pets.

Derry City and Strabane Council said, The remains were scanned to find an identifying chip but, as is often the case with roadkill, no chip was found and it was passed to a third party for rendering.”

“Cats Matter wants councils to scan all dead pets for microchips so they can be returned to owners and it wants to change the law so drivers who hit a cat must stop,” according to The UK Mirror.
More on the story, here.

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