Tag: bioplastic

Cellular ag book, soy golf balls, Bota Bio, Novomer, Danimer and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 5th

Cellular ag book, soy golf balls, Bota Bio, Novomer, Danimer and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 5th

August 4, 2021 |

As many students around the world are in or preparing for school, a new children’s book, “Where Do Hot Dogs Come From,” is tackling the topic of cellular agriculture in the hopes that future generations will eschew resource-intensive animal farming in favor of sustainable, slaughter free alternatives like lab-grown meat. Other innovations this week include […]

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Carbon-negative bioplastic made from air, invasive plants turned into yoga mats, cultured chicken progress, renewable fiber innovations, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 2nd

Carbon-negative bioplastic made from air, invasive plants turned into yoga mats, cultured chicken progress, renewable fiber innovations, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 2nd

July 1, 2021 |

We’ve covered food made from air here, but Germany-based company Made of Air has developed a bioplastic derived from burnt plant and forestry waste, or biochar, that can be used in many ways. So far, H&M’s sunglasses and HexChar panels installed on the facade of an Audi dealership in Munich uses their carbon-negative bioplastic and […]

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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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A Sweet Soy Story – World’s 1st bioplastic from soy molasses

A Sweet Soy Story – World’s 1st bioplastic from soy molasses

March 27, 2021 |

Four companies developed the first process in the world to produce compostable bioplastic from food and feed production side streams. A biopolymer plant will be built in Uusikaupunki, Finland, in which bioplastic production will be piloted on an industrial scale. Finnfoam, Brightplus, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Nordic Soya have explored together the […]

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Russian student develops bioplastic in home lab amid COVID-19 pandemic

Russian student develops bioplastic in home lab amid COVID-19 pandemic

August 10, 2020 |

In Russia, a student at the National University of Science and Technology MISiS has made a bioplastic from gelatin and sawdust.  Valeria Solovyova, who is pursuing a master’s at NUST MISiS’s Technologies and Materials for Digital Production program, created the material using wood waste, gelatin, glycerin, and water. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she had […]

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Neste and Jokey collaborate on rigid packaging from renewable materials

Neste and Jokey collaborate on rigid packaging from renewable materials

June 21, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste and Jokey, a manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, started collaborating with a target to develop the market for rigid packaging from sustainable renewable and recycled materials for food and non-food applications, including renewable components derived from biomass and various waste and residue oils and fats. By promoting the use of more sustainable […]

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Lactips, producer of first soluble bioplastic, raises $14.4M to ramp up bioplastic production based on milk protein

Lactips, producer of first soluble bioplastic, raises $14.4M to ramp up bioplastic production based on milk protein

May 31, 2020 |

Like Willy Wonka’s candy cups, edible sweet trees and and delicious chocolate river, Lactips is dreaming of edible packaging and bioplastics. Thanks to a new 13 million Euros (approximately $14.4 million USD) in new capital, they now have the resources needed to drive the development of its biosourced, biodegradable and water-soluble solution, providing an alternative […]

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DOE extends deadline for Bio-Optimized technology applications

DOE extends deadline for Bio-Optimized technology applications

April 5, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Department of Energy is extending the application deadlines for the “BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment” funding opportunity. The funding opportunity was announced on March 16, 2020, and will support high-impact R&D for developing new plastics that are capable of efficient recyclability and improving recycling […]

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UK government to invest heavily into bioplastic and biopackaging

UK government to invest heavily into bioplastic and biopackaging

July 22, 2019 |

In the UK, new forms of packaging and plastic made from plants, wood chippings and food waste could be a step closer, thanks to new business and Government investment. Businesses are expected to jointly invest up to GBP149 million, alongside a GBP60 million government investment, to help fight the global battle against single use plastics. […]

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Boulder Clean integrates Braskem’s ethanol-based bioplastic into packaging

Boulder Clean integrates Braskem’s ethanol-based bioplastic into packaging

June 2, 2019 |

In Colorado, Boulder Clean, producer of plant-based cleaning products, and Braskem, producer of thermoplastics polyolefins and biopolymers, announced the integration of Braskem’s plant-based bioplastic into Boulder Clean’s newest sustainably focused laundry detergent packaging. With availability beginning in June of 2019, Boulder Clean’s 230oz. laundry detergent container will integrate Braskem’s plant-based I’m green Polyethylene bioplastic into […]

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