Tag: biobased

Meat and mushrooms – the future is here: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 14th

Meat and mushrooms – the future is here: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 14th

October 13, 2021 |

It’s all about meat and mushrooms for this week’s Top 8 Innovations. From Stella McCartney’s mushroom leather bag made by Bolt Threads and new investments in NoMy to commercialize fungi-based materials all the way to Jane Goodall narrating a new documentary on cultivated meat, Ashton Kutcher’s endorsement of MeaTech to accelerate 3D printed, cultivated meat […]

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Honey without the bee, field to foot sneakers, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 7th

Honey without the bee, field to foot sneakers, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 7th

October 6, 2021 |

Honey without the bee…we’ve covered milk without the cow and pork without the pig, seafood without the fish, and now MeliBio claims to have the world’s first bee-free honey made from fermentation. And KEEN footwear launched what it calls the industry’s first “field to foot” sneaker made using agricultural waste. In today’s Digest, these sweet […]

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Happy Meal toys bio-makeover, Cell-based caviar, biodegradable shoes, fish waste based building material, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 30th

Happy Meal toys bio-makeover, Cell-based caviar, biodegradable shoes, fish waste based building material, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 30th

September 29, 2021 |

  Hot news in from McDonald’s which is phasing out fossil fuel-based plastic from its Happy Meal toys in more than 100 countries as it transitions to mostly recycled and renewable plastics and sustainable fibers by 2025. In France, smelly fish waste is being turned into beautiful tiles that resemble marble. In the Netherlands, the […]

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Blood buildings, mushroom mania, lab-grown coffee, ADM, LG Chem, Ginkgo Bioworks news, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 24th

Blood buildings, mushroom mania, lab-grown coffee, ADM, LG Chem, Ginkgo Bioworks news, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 24th

September 23, 2021 |

Using astronaut blood to build infrastructure on Mars sounds like part of a sci-fi movie but researchers are working on doing just that thanks to a protein in human blood and an acid in human urine that can bind to Mars dust to create a material strong enough to build infrastructure. In today’s Digest, there’s […]

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Biobased adidas, bath bomb burials, lab-grown mouse meat and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 18th

Biobased adidas, bath bomb burials, lab-grown mouse meat and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 18th

August 17, 2021 |

“I’m walking on sunshine, woooah, and don’t it feel good!!” is what you’ll be singing with this week’s innovations. Between biobased adidas shoes that hit the Olympic stage and are now available to us common folk, REI’s partially biobased trail shoe, REEF’s new renewable sandal, we certainly will be walking on sunshine. In today’s Digest, […]

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Eye-opening, carbon-saving bioinnovations, Gingko, Bolt Threads, NatureWorks, Dow news and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 12th

Eye-opening, carbon-saving bioinnovations, Gingko, Bolt Threads, NatureWorks, Dow news and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 12th

August 11, 2021 |

  Can black algae instead of carbon black extracted from tar sands for garment dying save the day? What about kapok trees for fibers instead of water-intensive cotton? How about biobased sun lenses? Biobased ropes for mussel and seaweed cultivation? In today’s Digest, these eye-opening biobased innovations, hot news from Bolt Threads, Ginkgo, NatureWorks, Dow […]

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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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