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KFC’s 3D bioprinted chicken, flax-based trucks and motorcycles, spoiled milk converted to clothing, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 23rd

KFC’s 3D bioprinted chicken, flax-based trucks and motorcycles, spoiled milk converted to clothing, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 23rd

July 22, 2020 |

It’s a hungry week for renewable chemicals and materials at The Digest. From KFC’s 3D bioprinted chicken substitute to Beyond Meat’s expansion into Brazil, we can eat to our heart’s content while drinking up with Johnny Walker who is going green with paper packaging and saving that expired milk that an LA company is now […]

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Swedish company introduces electric delivery trucks made of flax

Swedish company introduces electric delivery trucks made of flax

July 20, 2020 |

In Sweden, a vehicle startup hopes to revolutionize urban logistics with a fully electric delivery vehicle boasting numerous biobased elements. Volta Trucks CEO Rob Fowler says every Volta Zero will remove tonnes of CO2 from city atmospheres. “[W]e believe that sustainability is more than just tailpipe emissions, so we have taken an environmental-first approach to […]

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Brooklyn bike shop launches electric motorcycle with flaxseed panels

Brooklyn bike shop launches electric motorcycle with flaxseed panels

July 20, 2020 |

In Brooklyn, Tarform Motorcycles is launching an eco-friendly electric motorcycle with pineapple leather and flaxseed components that at the end of its life can be sent back for recycling. Dubbed Tarform Luna, the $24,000 futuristic motorcycle is more modular than competing bikes, allowing for new functions and alterations after purchase. The battery in particular was […]

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Flax fiber skis, biobased turf for 2020 Olympics, Gevo’s isoprene, Veja vegan leather, castor oil jacket membrane and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of February 8th

Flax fiber skis, biobased turf for 2020 Olympics, Gevo’s isoprene, Veja vegan leather, castor oil jacket membrane and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of February 8th

February 7, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of February 8th. In today’s Digest, flax fiber skis, biobased turf for 2020 Olympics, Gevo’s isoprene, Veja vegan leather, castor oil jacket membrane — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. […]

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Porsche hemp race car, cigarette butt bricks, biobased boo-boo bandages, flax phone cases, bursting balloon bubbles, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 16th

Porsche hemp race car, cigarette butt bricks, biobased boo-boo bandages, flax phone cases, bursting balloon bubbles, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 16th

January 15, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of January 16th. In today’s Digest, Porsche hemp race car, cigarette butt bricks, biobased boo-boo bandages, flax phone cases, bursting balloon bubbles — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. #1 […]

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Flax Energy set to receive ASTM approval for flax biodiesel soon

Flax Energy set to receive ASTM approval for flax biodiesel soon

January 30, 2013 |

In Canada, Flax Energy Corp. expects to announce during the first quarter that it is the first company in the world to receive ASTM certification for biodiesel produced from flax. Canada produces 56% of the world’s flax. The company’s cold press biodiesel production avoids the use of chemicals. Founded in 2008, the company has a […]

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Advanced Foods and Materials receives $500,000 for hemp and flax waste products

Advanced Foods and Materials receives $500,000 for hemp and flax waste products

July 23, 2012 |

In Canada, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today that Advanced Foods and Materials Canada is receiving an important investment to turn by-products of flax and hemp into high-quality fiber.  AFM will use this $500,000 investment to increase production capabilities of the technology developed by Blue Goose Biorefineries. AFM states that the development of this technology […]

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Energy Innovation to commence flax biodiesel project in Canada

Energy Innovation to commence flax biodiesel project in Canada

[ 0 ] January 18, 2011 |

In Canada, Energy Innovation Corp. will begin producing 2.6 million gallons a year of biodiesel from flax seed in a facility it is developing in Toronto. The process uses 40% of the seed for fuel while the rest is meal, with some processed into flour for human consumption. It has also developed a technology produce […]

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Bast Fibre grabs global licensing deal with mega-TP maker Georgia-Pacific

Bast Fibre grabs global licensing deal with mega-TP maker Georgia-Pacific

March 15, 2020 |

Empty toilet paper shelf images are streaming from seemingly everywhere in the U.S. right now, but apparently 4 billion people in the world don’t even use toilet paper, and the first commercially packaged TP wasn’t even developed until 1857 making it a relatively modern product from a historical perspective. Don’t fret though – if you […]

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Artificial leaf, renewable fabric, hydrogen truck, edible tray, plant bags, mushroom textiles: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of October 24th

Artificial leaf, renewable fabric, hydrogen truck, edible tray, plant bags, mushroom textiles: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of October 24th

October 23, 2019 |

This week we lead with an artificial leaf, which kinda sorta goes with plant-based shopping bags — seems as if we’re going one way, then the other, as The Pretenders once sang. Also in the news this week are renewable fabric, a hydrogen-based truck as Renault and Hyundai made big announces in the fuel cell […]

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