Algae-based batteries, biodegradable COVID-19 tests, BMW’s biobased coatings, Heinz biobottles, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 19th

May 18, 2022 |

Can you imagine running a computer chip on algae – yes, algae – for more than six months? Apparently, that’s now possible thanks to biochemists at the University of Cambridge who created the biobased battery alternative to power small electronics during their “pandemic project”. And speaking of the pandemic, goodness knows we’ve taken more COVID-19 tests than we thought we ever would, but now a London design studio developed a biodegradable COVID-19 test.

In today’s Digest, from algae batteries and biodegradable COVID-19 tests to Heinz paper bottles and BMW’s biobased coatings, and more.

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