Tag: biobased

Oscar Mayer’s bologna-esque face mask, biobased traffic pillars, Delta airlines’ bamboo, algae-based skis, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 3rd

Oscar Mayer’s bologna-esque face mask, biobased traffic pillars, Delta airlines’ bamboo, algae-based skis, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 3rd

February 2, 2022 |

  In what seems like a twisted, alternate universe, famous wiener maker and bologna bliss master, Oscar Mayer, launched a face mask that looks like bologna but is made out of seaweed, witch hazel and collagen (and as clearly marked on their packaging, is not meant to be eaten). If walking around with a bologna-looking […]

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Philips biobased appliances, BIOPROT face masks, bio yoga mats and bandages, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 20th

Philips biobased appliances, BIOPROT face masks, bio yoga mats and bandages, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 20th

January 19, 2022 |

That mornin’ cup of joe will taste even better knowing it was brewed in a biobased coffee maker. Yep, biobased appliances are going mainstream with Philips launching an entire line of home appliances – toaster, kettle, and coffee maker – made out of polypropylene manufactured from used plant-based cooking oil. Then you can head out […]

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Diamonds from human feces, animal bones for light switches, Mercedes car with biobased materials, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 12th

Diamonds from human feces, animal bones for light switches, Mercedes car with biobased materials, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 12th

January 12, 2022 |

Last week it was elephant dung and now this week it’s human feces being turned into diamonds. Yes, you read that correctly…provocative installation artist Christoph Büchel will convert his unsold work and DNA extracted from his own feces into lab-grown diamonds. Büchel expects to make 150 such diamonds in 2022. In today’s Digest, if that’s […]

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Salmon sperm bioplastic cup, robots reproduce for first time, biobased fur and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 10th

Salmon sperm bioplastic cup, robots reproduce for first time, biobased fur and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 10th

December 9, 2021 |

Not a topic The Digest usually covers, but let’s talk about sex like Salt-N-Pepa with the latest news that robots reproduced for the first time, thanks in part by the tiny organisms’ Pac-Man-like shape. Not only that, but news came in about the development of “the world’s most sustainable bioplastic” using “natural DNA” sourced by […]

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IBB Netzwerk GmbH will act as central contact point for bio-based nanomaterials in Europe

IBB Netzwerk GmbH will act as central contact point for bio-based nanomaterials in Europe

December 5, 2021 |

In Germany, the IBB Netzwerk GmbH will act as central contact point for bio-based nanomaterials in Europe. The “BIOMAC” – the European Sustainable BIO-based nanoMAterials Community – project promotes the formation of sustainable production and development processes. In the beginning of September 2021, IBB Netzwerk GmbH became an official partner in the European project “BIOMAC” […]

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Avantium’s bioasphalt road update, IKEA’s biopackaging, Shark Tank winning plant-based laundry sheets and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 2nd

Avantium’s bioasphalt road update, IKEA’s biopackaging, Shark Tank winning plant-based laundry sheets and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 2nd

December 1, 2021 |

Can you hear Willie Nelson singing “On the road again, Just can’t wait to get on the road again” with the latest news from the Netherlands on their heavily used biobased asphalt road holding up super well after 6 months since installation in Groningen? How about IKEA eyeing brewery waste and mushrooms in their mission […]

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Volkswagen’s Pen Hybrid LabFactory developing biobased car materials of the future

Volkswagen’s Pen Hybrid LabFactory developing biobased car materials of the future

November 22, 2021 |

In Germany, a research association between science and companies, Volkswagen is working on the car materials of the future: Innovations based on cellulose and mushrooms (biological polymers) could soon replace leather and help protect the climate.  Stepping into the “Open Hybrid LabFactory” (OHLF) on the outskirts of Wolfsburg for the first time is a bit […]

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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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