Crabs curbing COVID, 3D printed biopolymers, fermentation-based production for cannabinoids and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 21st

August 20, 2020 |

We’ve seen the disposable face masks tossed on the floor, but what if they were biodegradable and non-toxic? That’s what one Bangladeshi scientist is tackling with mask material developed from cellulose extracted from jute fiber and chitosan, a material found in shellfish shells. Speaking of marine life and the sea, there’s also a new 3-D printed biopolymer that could save planet’s embattled coral reefs.

In today’s Digest, dive into these innovations of the week including preppy fashion brand Ralph Lauren’s investment in a waste fiber upcycling startup, a stronger carbon-fiber composite by incorporating recycled wood waste, the growth of mushroom packaging especially for beauty brands, a new fermentation-based production process for cannabinoids, and more…ready for you now at The Digest online.

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