Tag: Australia

Great Wrap taking compostable cling wrap to the US following Series A funding

Great Wrap taking compostable cling wrap to the US following Series A funding

September 13, 2022 |

In Australia, Jordy and Julia Kay, Co-founders of Great Wrap, are disruptors in an industry that has not seen change since the 1940s. Great Wrap, a materials science company that manufactures the only certified home compostable stretch wrap from potato waste, is expanding to the U.S. in August, to end the American reliance on petroleum-based […]

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University of Queensland-led training center to be global hub for green plastics

University of Queensland-led training center to be global hub for green plastics

September 12, 2022 |

In Australia, a new University of Queensland-led training center is set to become a hub for world-leading research in ‘green’ plastic. The A$13 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Bioplastics and Biocomposites, based at UQ’s School of Chemical Engineering, aims to make large-scale plastic pollution a problem of the past. The […]

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Potato waste cling wrap raises $24 million

Potato waste cling wrap raises $24 million

August 15, 2022 |

In Australia, a husband-and-wife team of entrepreneurs has raised $24 million to advance commercialization of a compostable cling wrap made from potato waste. Called Great Wrap, the material breaks down into carbon and water within 6 months. Groundswell Ventures, Springbank Collective, and Trail Mix Ventures all participated in the Series A, which will help Great […]

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Cultivated milk startup raises $25 million

Cultivated milk startup raises $25 million

August 8, 2022 |

In Australia, cultivated milk and plant-based protein startup All G Foods has raised $25 million in a Series A financing.  Led by Agronomics Limited and its affiliate investment vehicle New Agrarian Company, the funding is part of an oversubscribed round that will accelerate commercialization of both cellular agriculture and plant-based products in All G Foods’ […]

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Australian researchers develop new-to-nature yeast chromosome

Australian researchers develop new-to-nature yeast chromosome

August 8, 2022 |

In Australia, a completely new-to-nature yeast chromosome has been developed, paving the way for engineered yeast to be applied to an array of industrial applications.  Scientists from the ARC Center of Excellence in Synthetic Biology, Macquarie University and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) have made a major breakthrough in yeast genome engineering, outlined in […]

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McDonald’s pickle stuck to ceiling can be yours for $6,300, because art

McDonald’s pickle stuck to ceiling can be yours for $6,300, because art

August 1, 2022 |

In Australia, the Michael Lett Gallery has a unique “sculpture” for sale—a pickle from a McDonald’s burger artist Matthew Griffin stuck to the gallery’s ceiling.  On sale for NZD 10,000 (USD$6,300), the work, entitled “Pickle,” is related to a broader gallery exhibition on “transience, distance, and time,” according to Design Boom.  Griffin’s representative, Ryan Moore […]

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FutureEnergy Australia makes progress on FID

FutureEnergy Australia makes progress on FID

July 26, 2022 |

In Australia, FutureEnergy Australia (FEA) continues to work towards FID on its first proposed renewable diesel facility in the Shire of Narrogin, in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region. The project aims to be Australia’s first commercial-scale renewable diesel facility using sustainability sourced woody biomass feedstocks, with first production being targeted for the second half of 2023 […]

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Australian researchers develop simple, inexpensive way to extract bioactives from single-cell algae oil

Australian researchers develop simple, inexpensive way to extract bioactives from single-cell algae oil

July 20, 2022 |

In Australia, new research at Flinders University has discovered a simple, low-cost and effective way to extract high-value bioactives from single-cell algae oil—using waste sulfur from industries such as petrochemical production. The innovative algae oil production process, described in the international journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, outlines the new method of using waste sulfur […]

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University of Technology Sydney develop robotic system to analyze thousands of algae strains daily

University of Technology Sydney develop robotic system to analyze thousands of algae strains daily

July 18, 2022 |

In Australia, University of Technology Sydney researchers in the Climate Change Cluster (C3) have partnered with PSI – the world-leading manufacturer for biological sciences instruments – to develop and install an automated robotic system that screens thousands of types of algae each day. Previously, it took scientists around six months of manual, full-time experimental work […]

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bp to produce SAF and biodiesel at Perth refinery by 2025

bp to produce SAF and biodiesel at Perth refinery by 2025

July 14, 2022 |

In Australia, Reuters reports bp plans to produce sustainable aviation fuel in the country by 2025 following an investment of “hundreds of millions of dollars” to revamp its Perth refinery. Biodiesel will also be produced at the facility due to the strong presence of mining in the region that is reliant on diesel fuel, so […]

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