Tag: biobased

Holy Biobased Bat-Bridge Batman!: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 14th

Holy Biobased Bat-Bridge Batman!: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 14th

January 13, 2021 |

Biobased bicycle path bridges that feature bat-friendly design in the Netherlands, biobased backpacks in Sweden, footwear featuring Fido’s dog hair in Germany, drones gettin’ their crown on with pineapple waste in Malaysia, biodegradable floss to keep your smile green and clean in New York – these are just some of this week’s Top 8 Innovations.

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Coca-Cola paper bottle, Pampers biodiapers, Twist Bioscience’s DNA art launching to space, bioplastic PPE, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 5th

Coca-Cola paper bottle, Pampers biodiapers, Twist Bioscience’s DNA art launching to space, bioplastic PPE, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 5th

November 4, 2020 |

Big news from big companies this week with mega-brand Coca-Cola revealing an initial prototype for a paper bottle it hopes can be recycled with household paper recycling streams, Pampers diaper-brand’s new Pampers Pure line features a plant-based liner enriched with 100% renewable shea butter, Twist Bioscience converts art into DNA for launch into space, and […]

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Cyanobacteria biofilm that produces ethylene, cool car, kicks, and shades all biobased, cell-based meat brisket, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 22nd

Cyanobacteria biofilm that produces ethylene, cool car, kicks, and shades all biobased, cell-based meat brisket, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 22nd

October 21, 2020 |

Madonna’s lyrics “Cause we are living in a material world, And I am a material girl” come to mind when looking at the hottest innovations of the week. From a biobased car made with coconut fiber, horsehair, and flax, to cool kicks made from sugarcane and algae, we live in a material world that is […]

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Pivoting from Plants-to-Food to Plants-to-X  – What’s the future of Ag?

Pivoting from Plants-to-Food to Plants-to-X – What’s the future of Ag?

September 20, 2020 |

Is it a battle of plants for food versus plants for biofuels, biochemicals, biobased products? What about fermentation? Will food made from fermentation be the end of agriculture as we know it? Will one be a winner over another or will they all be superheroes? In today’s Digest, a look at the pivoting from Plants-to-Food […]

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Deadline extended for Beyond the Bag Challenge

Deadline extended for Beyond the Bag Challenge

September 6, 2020 |

In New York, Closed Loop Partners is extending the Ideas phase by four weeks to October 2 and is offering a 1:1 feedback session with IDEO to anyone interested in submitting an application for the Beyond the Bag Challenge which will give a portion of $1 million of non-equity funding ranging from $50 to $200K […]

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Biodegradable cellulose COVID-19 antibody test, orange peel waste recovers precious metals, biobased fabrics and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 3rd

Biodegradable cellulose COVID-19 antibody test, orange peel waste recovers precious metals, biobased fabrics and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 3rd

September 2, 2020 |

COVID-19 has changed the way we do many things and it’s hard not to notice the increased single-use disposable items, but one researcher in Mexico designed a biodegradable test for COVID-19 antibodies, made of cellulose that can biodegrade in the soil in less than 10 weeks, just like a banana peel. In China, researchers are […]

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$112M awarded to DTU Biosustain for biochem and cell work

$112M awarded to DTU Biosustain for biochem and cell work

June 28, 2020 |

In Denmark, the country’s largest foundation, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, awarded a grant of about $112 million (EUR 100 million) to DTU Biosustain, to continue its research activities and focusing on three main areas: sustainable chemicals, bio-based products and microbial foods and feed ingredients. The new funding period runs from 1 January 2021 to 31 […]

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Deinove issues 3rd tranche of nearly $1.7M of notes convertible into new shares

Deinove issues 3rd tranche of nearly $1.7M of notes convertible into new shares

June 21, 2020 |

In France, Deinove, a biotech company that uses a disruptive approach to develop innovative antibiotics and bio-based active ingredients for cosmetics, issued a 3rd tranche of notes convertible into new shares as part of the agreement reached on July 9, 2019 with the European Select Growth Opportunities Fund. The objectives of this issue for DEINOVE […]

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USDA publishes final ruel expanding production of renewable chemicals and biobased products

USDA publishes final ruel expanding production of renewable chemicals and biobased products

May 20, 2020 |

In Washington, U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it has published a final rule to expand the production of renewable chemicals and biobased manufactured products. The rule, for the first time, allows applicants for Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (9003 Program) loans to submit applications to develop renewable chemical and biobased […]

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Governor Janet Mills Signs Renewable Products Tax Credit into Law

Governor Janet Mills Signs Renewable Products Tax Credit into Law

March 22, 2020 |

In Maine, Governor Janet Mills signed into law last week a tax credit that will create hundreds of jobs making climate-friendly products from renewable resources, or “biobased” products, in Maine. Supporters were grateful for Maine lawmakers’ leadership in passing this important legislation amid the state’s critical response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re excited to see […]

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