Tag: biobased

Jose Cuervo, Dole, Crocs bump up biobased products and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 29th

Jose Cuervo, Dole, Crocs bump up biobased products and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 29th

July 28, 2021 |

It’s summertime for some around the globe right now, and what better way to relax on National Tequila Day than with agave straws from tequila giant Jose Cuervo. And enjoy some pineapple knowing the leaf fibers are going towards vegan leather in a partnership with Dole. Don’t forget your Crocs, which aims to be 100% […]

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Bio-beds for the Olympics, Bolt Threads boost, microbes, leather alternatives, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 15th

Bio-beds for the Olympics, Bolt Threads boost, microbes, leather alternatives, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 15th

July 14, 2021 |

With the Olympics starting next week, we are hearing about biobased innovations taking place in this much anticipated and COVID-disrupted Olympic Games in Japan, like the 18,000 cardboard bedframes and polyethylene fiber mattresses that can be recycled infinitely. Bolt Threads also got a boost this week with Lululemon partnering up with them or mushroom-based yoga […]

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Bioprinted cultured meat, 3D printed algae, biobased coffee capsules, cell-cultured human breast milk, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 10th

Bioprinted cultured meat, 3D printed algae, biobased coffee capsules, cell-cultured human breast milk, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 10th

June 9, 2021 |

This week’s Top 8 Innovations are feeding our appetite. With cultured meat innovator MeaTech filing a provisional U.S. patent application for its bioprinting method for printing up some juicy steaks, 3D printed algae that could help future Mars colonies, Swiss coffee capsules now made from bioplastic, and the world’s first cell-cultured human breast milk for […]

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Neste, Mitsui Chemicals and Toyota Tsusho to start Japan’s first production of renewable plastics from 100% bio-based hydrocarbons

Neste, Mitsui Chemicals and Toyota Tsusho to start Japan’s first production of renewable plastics from 100% bio-based hydrocarbons

May 23, 2021 |

In Japan, Neste, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Toyota Tsusho Corp. are joining forces to enable Japan’s first industrial-scale production of renewable plastics and chemicals from 100% bio-based hydrocarbons. In this collaboration, Mitsui Chemicals will use Neste RE, 100% bio-based hydrocarbons produced by Neste, to replace a part of the fossil feedstock in the production of […]

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More meat without meat, fermentation-based silk, bioplastic water bottles, Adidas and Allbirds unlikely solemates and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 21st

More meat without meat, fermentation-based silk, bioplastic water bottles, Adidas and Allbirds unlikely solemates and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 21st

May 20, 2021 |

Competitors coming together – Adidas and Allbirds – both shoe manufacturers are working together on green sneakers, a company working to commercialize biobased silk polymers, the European Union looking at waste feathers from poultry into usable materials, and three companies moving forward with lab-grown chicken fat, lab-grown pork, and cell-based fish. In today’s Digest, check […]

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Researchers look at old baked goods as basis for bioplastics

Researchers look at old baked goods as basis for bioplastics

April 25, 2021 |

In Germany, University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer WKI researchers succeeded in extracting the basic chemical hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from old baked goods that can no longer be marketed as food as a way to use HMF as a starting material for biobased plastics. With HMF, a starting material is available that can, for example, replace […]

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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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