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Taco Bell and Perdue biopackaging, iPhone plant-based case, castor straws, cabbage lamps, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 17th

Taco Bell and Perdue biopackaging, iPhone plant-based case, castor straws, cabbage lamps, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 17th

January 16, 2020 |

Kermit the Frog said “It’s not easy being green,” but these innovations might just change that and make it easier than ever to support a biobased economy. From a 100% compostable plant-based iPhone case, to Taco Bell’s look at fiber packaging and Perdue’s new biodegradable cornstarch-based foam, and cabbage leaves lampshades it’s easier than ever […]

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LEGO bioplastic bricks, castor bean coats, world’s first hydrogen powered ferry and carrier ship, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 20th

LEGO bioplastic bricks, castor bean coats, world’s first hydrogen powered ferry and carrier ship, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 20th

December 19, 2019 |

For some, it’s holiday shopping season and now LEGO’s first bioplastic block set is an option! The kit—appropriately designed to make a treehouse—uses sugarcane-based polyethylene. Another great gift Top 10 Innovation from this week is French outerwear company Moncler’s new carbon-neutral jacket made from castor beans. Yes, a coat from castor – the down jacket […]

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Eni signs MOU with Tunia to develop castor as sustainable biofuel feedstock

Eni signs MOU with Tunia to develop castor as sustainable biofuel feedstock

December 4, 2019 |

In Italy, Eni and the SNDP (Societè National de Distribution des Petroles AGIL SpA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Tunisian Ministry of Industry, in the presence of the Tunisian Minister of Industry, Selim Feriani, on joint collaboration, through a joint company, to cultivate castor at a semi-industrial level used to produce sustainable biofuels, […]

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Mushroom burial suits, fish gut bioplastic, algae foam bags, power generated from human sweat, castor oil polyamides, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May15th

Mushroom burial suits, fish gut bioplastic, algae foam bags, power generated from human sweat, castor oil polyamides, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May15th

May 14, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of May 15th. In today’s Digest, mushroom burial suits, fish gut bioplastic, algae foam bags, power generated from human sweat, castor oil polyamides — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. […]

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Flax fiber skis, biobased turf for 2020 Olympics, Gevo’s isoprene, Veja vegan leather, castor oil jacket membrane and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of February 8th

Flax fiber skis, biobased turf for 2020 Olympics, Gevo’s isoprene, Veja vegan leather, castor oil jacket membrane and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of February 8th

February 7, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of February 8th. In today’s Digest, flax fiber skis, biobased turf for 2020 Olympics, Gevo’s isoprene, Veja vegan leather, castor oil jacket membrane — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. […]

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Castor oil ski boots, biohybrid car, Neutrogena 3D printed hydrogel mask, biosolvents, biobowls and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 25th

Castor oil ski boots, biohybrid car, Neutrogena 3D printed hydrogel mask, biosolvents, biobowls and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 25th

January 24, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of January 25th. In today’s Digest, castor oil ski boots, biohybrid car, Neutrogena 3D printed hydrogel mask, biosolvents, biobowls — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. #1 Slide down the […]

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ENI launches castor trial in Tunisia

ENI launches castor trial in Tunisia

January 16, 2019 |

In Tunisia, ENI has launched a pilot project growing castor that will be used for producing oil to supply biofuel production at its facilities in Venice and Gela, Sicily. The 140-acre trial has been split up in lots to facilitate the trials. The company is searching for alternative feedstocks to used cooking oil, its primary […]

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‘Breakthrough’ harvesting solution, growing market, potential beyond biodiesel – all good signs for castor oil’s future

‘Breakthrough’ harvesting solution, growing market, potential beyond biodiesel – all good signs for castor oil’s future

November 18, 2018 |

A ‘breakthrough’ mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants was developed by Evogene and agricultural equipment manufacturer, Fantini s.r.l., resulting in the removal of a major bottleneck in the conversion of castor beans into a fully modernized commercial crop. With field trial yield losses decreasing significantly (we are talkin’ up to 50% decrease) as a […]

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Evofuel successfully develops mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants

Evofuel successfully develops mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants

October 29, 2018 |

In Israel, Evofuel Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Evogene Ltd. and Fantini s.r.l announced the successful development of a mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants. The solution developed has shown a significant decrease in yield losses, from up to 50% with the current solutions to as low as 5% with the combination of […]

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PCJ has new B5 castor oil biodiesel blend in the works

PCJ has new B5 castor oil biodiesel blend in the works

August 5, 2017 |

In Jamaica, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, the government agency charged with leading the country’s energy resources, developed a castor seed oil blend for use in diesel vehicles. The blend should replace 97,000 barrels of imported oil and PCJ says the new B5 blend will save Jamaica an estimated $540 million per year in imports. […]

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