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Small-scale cotton seed-based biodiesel helping some Kenyan farmers irrigate cheaper

Small-scale cotton seed-based biodiesel helping some Kenyan farmers irrigate cheaper

May 8, 2019 |

In Kenya, the World Economic Forum reports that a local entrepreneur is producing small-scale biodiesel from cotton seeds to power irrigation for his own farm and for neighboring farms. The fuel is about 20 cents per liter cheaper than fossil diesel that has traditionally powered irrigation. A USDA grant has helped him to provide loans […]

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Fortum invests in Infinited Fiber Company to manufacture cotton-like fibers from cellulosic materials

Fortum invests in Infinited Fiber Company to manufacture cotton-like fibers from cellulosic materials

April 16, 2019 |

In Finland, Fortum has complemented its biorefining value chain by investing in the Finnish start-up Infinited Fiber Company Ltd. (IFC). The company develops and will license technology that is used to manufacture cotton-like fiber for the textile industry from recycled fiber and cellulose. After the investment Fortum has approximately four per cent ownership of the company. One of Fortum’s four strategic priorities is to build options for significant new businesses. Bioeconomy is a natural option due to its synergies with the company’s current business and the mission to improve resource […]

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Edible seaweed-based packaging, dissolvable polyvinyl alcohol grocery bag, bioplastic from apple and orange waste, Levi’s cottonized hemp, biobased composite car seat, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of March 28th

Edible seaweed-based packaging, dissolvable polyvinyl alcohol grocery bag, bioplastic from apple and orange waste, Levi’s cottonized hemp, biobased composite car seat, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of March 28th

March 27, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of March 28th In today’s Digest, edible seaweed-based packaging, dissolvable polyvinyl alcohol grocery bag, bioplastic from apple and orange waste, Levi’s cottonized hemp, biobased composite car seat — these and more, ready for you now […]

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Carbon, concrete, cotton – BASF has it covered

Carbon, concrete, cotton – BASF has it covered

January 13, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF is off to a roaring start with its pursuit of ambitious goals and announcements of new innovations. They launched four groundbreaking projects for CO2-reduced future production processes. They advanced five new cottonseed varieties, including dicamba-tolerant varieties for enhanced weed control. They presented novel high-performance insulation in their first carbon concrete composite facade […]

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Coffee sunglasses, cotton biofuel cells, evolving yeasts, biobased boat stickers, microalgae chemicals, potato plastic, bioplastic shoes: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 5th

Coffee sunglasses, cotton biofuel cells, evolving yeasts, biobased boat stickers, microalgae chemicals, potato plastic, bioplastic shoes: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 5th

December 4, 2018 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of December 5th. #1 Do you smell coffee? That’s my sunglasses! In Ukraine, the world’s first coffee-based sunglasses are now available thanks to eyeglass designer brand Ochi. They use a biopolymer based on coffee, flax […]

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Biobased bridges, carrot concrete, chicken-feather plastics, edible cottonseed, nanofibers from crabshell : The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of November 7th

Biobased bridges, carrot concrete, chicken-feather plastics, edible cottonseed, nanofibers from crabshell : The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of November 7th

November 7, 2018 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of November 7th. #1 Biobased bridge constructed with basalt fibers and polyester resin in innovative design In The Netherlands, FiberCore Europe built a biobased footbridge made from never before used ecologically sustainable composite materials in […]

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Kenyan cotton ginner reboots futures thanks to biodiesel

Kenyan cotton ginner reboots futures thanks to biodiesel

February 20, 2018 |

In Kenya, a third-generation cotton ginner has managed to use biodiesel produced from cottonseed to not only ensure the viability of his business but also to support his local community. He began experimenting with biodiesel in 2008 and then later scaled up to 5,000 liters of production per day. When cotton yields plummeted to a […]

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ZEAL unveils a cotton sourced, biodegradable sunglass

ZEAL unveils a cotton sourced, biodegradable sunglass

August 27, 2013 |

In Colorado, ZEAL Optics has announced the release of its biodegradable, bioplastic sunglass, the Ace. Designed in Boulder, and by the renowned Italian powerhouse, Mazzucchelli. The bioplastic is Mazzucchelli’s M49 bioplastic uses cellulose acetate sourced from cotton. The cotton is grown in the US and shipped to Mazzucchelli, where it is processed into the frames. […]

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That Cotton-pickin’ Varmint Ethanol vs that Bush Whackin’ Cherry-pickin’ API

That Cotton-pickin’ Varmint Ethanol vs that Bush Whackin’ Cherry-pickin’ API

January 30, 2013 |

Who’s right, in the fight of their lives over E15 ethanol blending? Whose data’s from Toontown, whose from the real-world? Yesterday the American Petroleum Institute held a press conference in DC to highlight a new report from the Coordinating Research Council on E15 ethanol blends. The report is here. The API: Blast your scuppers, now […]

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Cotton with special coating collects water from fogs in desert

Cotton with special coating collects water from fogs in desert

January 28, 2013 |

In the Netherlands, researchers at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a special treatment for cotton fabric that allows the cotton to absorb 340 % of its own weight in water from misty air. The researchers applied a coating of PNIPAAm, a polymer, to the cotton fabric. At lower temperatures, […]

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