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Packing peanuts from sunflower stem pith, biobased packaging tape, wheat-based ‘turtle straws’, bioluminescent glow sticks, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 9th

Packing peanuts from sunflower stem pith, biobased packaging tape, wheat-based ‘turtle straws’, bioluminescent glow sticks, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 9th

January 8, 2020 |

As you clean up the post-holiday mess, you might find those annoying packaging peanuts all over your home or office…but three teens have developed an alternative to packing peanuts made from sunflower stem pith! And while we are talking about packaging, a German-based adhesives maker introduced biobased packaging tape. And with the darkness of winter, […]

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Wheat-based “Turtle Straws” hit 2 million in sales 

Wheat-based “Turtle Straws” hit 2 million in sales 

January 7, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, entrepreneur Alex Bruce has sold 2 million of his biodegradable Turtle Straws just a year after launching the wheat-based alternative to plastic. The University of Sussex graduate founded Turtle Straws to help address the plastics waste crisis. The straws are made from wheat stem, which, unlike paper straw alternatives, do not become […]

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Pakistan government seeks to ban wheat straw as fuel

Pakistan government seeks to ban wheat straw as fuel

December 29, 2019 |

In Pakistan, the Express Tribune reports that the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has recommended that provincial governments should ban the burning of wheat straw in fields and as a fuel. Wheat straw is used in pulp and paper production but is being used for alternative fuel recently which is leading to shortages of wheat […]

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U.S. wheat and soybean futures reach highest prices since Summer 2018

U.S. wheat and soybean futures reach highest prices since Summer 2018

December 29, 2019 |

In Illinois, Reuters reports that U.S. wheat and soybean futures jumped on Friday to their highest prices since summer 2018 on expectations for increased Chinese buying as a result of an initial trade deal and that corn futures set an eight-week high. There is more optimism in wheat thanks to the scope for U.S. sales […]

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Pakistan’s competition commission calls for alternatives to wheat straw for power due to scarcity

Pakistan’s competition commission calls for alternatives to wheat straw for power due to scarcity

December 25, 2019 |

In Pakistan, the Tribune newspaper reports that the national competition commission has ordered an end to the use of wheat straw as feedstock for power generation because the demand for use in biofuel has led to a shortage that is in turn negatively impacting the pulp and paper industry that relies on wheat straw as […]

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Wheatland due tax refund after Nebraska Supreme Court slashes ethanol plant valuation

Wheatland due tax refund after Nebraska Supreme Court slashes ethanol plant valuation

December 18, 2019 |

In Nebraska, local press reports that the state supreme court has sided with Wheatland Industries that its ethanol plant in Madrid was valued at just over $7 million in 2017 rather more than $16 million as valued by the Perkins County assessors. The company has already paid taxes paid on the higher valuation so will […]

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Michigan State University researchers investigating seedling pathogens for corn, soybean and wheat

Michigan State University researchers investigating seedling pathogens for corn, soybean and wheat

November 11, 2019 |

In Michigan, a group of scientists in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University set out to gain a better understanding of the composition of seedling pathogens, with results that will aid disease management research not only in corn but in rotational crops such as soybean and wheat. This research […]

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Plant robot, wheat bran and food waste coffins, lyocell car seats, 3D biobased dwelling, milk protein films, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May 23rd

Plant robot, wheat bran and food waste coffins, lyocell car seats, 3D biobased dwelling, milk protein films, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May 23rd

May 23, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of May 23rd In today’s Digest, plant robot, wheat bran and food waste coffins, lyocell car seats, 3D biobased dwelling, milk protein films — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. […]

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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

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 […]

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Global Bioenergies receives payment for converting sugar from wheat straw into bio-isobutene

Global Bioenergies receives payment for converting sugar from wheat straw into bio-isobutene

April 10, 2019 |

In France, Global Bioenergies received a payment of EUR2.2 million for the OPTISOCHEM project supported by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) the public-private sector partnership between the European Union and the Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) under the European Horizon 2020 program. Global Bioenergies has successfully converted sugars from wheat straw into bio-isobutene at demo […]

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