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Sanofi launches Probi Digestis in Korea

In Sweden, Probi has signed a distribution and supply agreement with Sanofi. Following this the Consumer Healthcare division of Sanofi Korea is making a major launch of Probi´s gut health product, Probi Digestis starting in April 2014. Probi has already delivered products and received substantial orders for the coming quarters. Sanofi’s Consumer Healthcare division in […]

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New technique will accelerate genetic characterization of photosynthesis

In California, Carnegie Institution for Science reports that a team including Carnegie’s Martin Jonikas has developed a highly sophisticated tool that will transform the work of plant geneticists by making large-scale genetic characterization of Chlamydomonas mutants possible for the first time. Their tool is a major step forward in the goal of identifying the genes […]

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Enerkem named finalist in the first round of the CCEMC Grand Challenge

In Canada, Enerkem announced that its project to convert carbon from industrial waste CO2 and natural gas into chemicals, such as propanol, propionic acid and acrylic acid, has been selected as a finalist in the first round of The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation “Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses”. The Grand Challenge funds innovative […]

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CO2 Solutions announces carbon capture pilot with Husky Energy

In Canada, CO2 Solutions announced that it has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with Husky Energy. Under the terms of the agreement, CO2 Solutions will install and operate a pilot unit capturing approximately 15 tonnes of CO2 per day at Husky’s Pikes Peak South, Saskatchewan heavy oil site. Operation of the pilot unit is expected […]

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UK’s LifeCycle Products selects Cardia Bioplastics

In Australia, Cardia Bioplastics announced that it partnered with LifeCycle Products to increase sales of compostable and Biohybrid bag and waste management products in the UK market. LifeCycle Products is a UK designer, marketer and distributor of proprietary compostable and lower carbon foot print bag and waste management products. LifeCycle Products and Cardia Bioplastics executed […]

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OriginOil and Catalina Sea Ranch agree to collaborative research program

In California, OriginOil announced that it recently agreed to a collaborative exchange of equipment and information with the Catalina Sea Ranch, an offshore shellfish ranch in U.S. Federal waters. OriginOil will provide its demonstration-scale EWS Algae Model 12 system to Catalina, that will use it to treat incoming seawater and harvest algae to feed its […]

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CannaVest partners with Colorado farmer to grow industrial hemp

In Nevada, CannaVest Corp. in partnership with Alfonzo Abeyta, owner of the Quarter Circle Lazy 5 Ranch, reached a major milestone this week when it received a Commercial Industrial Hemp Registration from the Colorado Department of Agriculture that permits the growing and possessing of industrial hemp. CannaVest and Abeyta expect to begin cultivation of industrial […]

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ChromaDex signs material transfer agreement with University of Copenhagen

In California, ChromaDex Corp. announced it has entered into a material transfer agreement with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. ChromaDex will provide the University with quantities of its patented NIAGENnicotinamide riboside ingredient for use in research. Dr. Jonas Thue Treebak, Assistant Professor of the Novo Nordisk […]

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Filter developed by VTT helps recover 80% of gold in mobile phone scrap

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre has developed a biological filter made of mushroom mycelium mats enabling recovery of as much as 80% of the gold in electronic scrap. Extraction of copper from circuit board waste, on the other hand, can be enhanced significantly by flotation the crushed and sieved material. The method harnesses biosorbents, […]

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EcoSynthetix to introduce expanded product range at PaperCon 2014

In Canada, EcoSynthetix announced that it will introduce a newly expanded EcoSphere biolatex product range at TAPPI’s PaperCon 2014. EcoSphere 2330 is a new grade within its flagship product range. This grade of EcoSphere has been shown to be an optimal formulation for paperboard, lightweight coated paper and fine graphic paper applications, particularly those that […]

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Symrise looking to acquire Diana Group

In Germany, Symrise AG has has submitted a binding offer and has entered into exclusive discussions with the owners of Diana Group with regards to the acquisition of Diana Group. Symrise will significantly expand its position in the flavor & nutrition market, strengthen its backward integration and expand its activities into the highly attractive pet […]

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CO2 Solutions successfully completes second oil sands project milestones

In Canada, CO2 Solutions announced that it has exceeded the second set of technical performance milestones for its oil sands project. CO2 Solutions patented enzymatic process operated at the 0.5 ton/day scale and demonstrated that it can realistically lower the cost of CO2 capture to well below that associated with current carbon capture technology on […]

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Plants evolve ways to control embryo growth and development

In the United Kingdom, research led by the University of Warwick provides the first evidence that plants have evolved ways to control embryo growth and development by emitting information from surrounding cells. The international study headed by Dr Jose Gutierrez-Marcos, revealed that female sex cells and the placenta-like endosperm contained within plant seeds send out […]

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Trois-Rivieres Lignocellulosic Materials Research Centre and three other Research Centres receive funding from Government of Canada

In Canada, The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Lignocellulosic Materials Research Centre has also been granted financial support, along with the Centre collégial de transfert de technology […]

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Mascoma selected as finalist for the 2014 SBANE New England Innovation Awards

In Massachusetts, Mascoma Corporation announced that it has been selected as a finalist for SBANE’s 2014 New England Innovation Award. The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), which has sponsored the New England Innovation Awards since its inception in 1986, selected Mascoma from 210 innovative organizations to compete in the final phase of this […]

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