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Innovations to make you smile, lab created wagyu beef and mink fur, BMW’s latest, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 8th

Innovations to make you smile, lab created wagyu beef and mink fur, BMW’s latest, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 8th

September 7, 2021 |

  Is that shrimp stuck in your teeth? How about shrimp weapon-inspired material for your dental implact crowns? That’s just what researchers created with a cellulose-based nanocomposite inspired by the ultra-strong clubs shrimp use to pulverize prey such as clams. And another thing to smile about is the world’s first carbon-neutral toothbrush made from cellulose […]

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BMW announces major renewable materials push

BMW announces major renewable materials push

September 6, 2021 |

In Germany, luxury automaker BMW has said renewable materials will play a large role in its plans to cut its carbon footprint by 2030. The company says it will focus R&D on “environmentally-compatible raw materials” and will work with both startups and established suppliers to develop “pioneering” materials. “We are setting new standards for sustainable […]

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BMW invests in vegan leather firm

BMW invests in vegan leather firm

July 19, 2021 |

In Illinois, plant-based leather alternative firm Natural Fiber Welding has received an unspecified investment from BMW i Ventures, the investment arm of BMW.  Dubbed Mirium, Natural Fiber Welding’s material has a carbon footprint 40 times lower than animal leather and 17 times less than polyurethane leather alternatives. BMW has begun using vegan leather in certain […]

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Racing ahead with biofuels – Bentley, BMW, Porsche, others embrace biofuels

Racing ahead with biofuels – Bentley, BMW, Porsche, others embrace biofuels

July 11, 2021 |

Bentley’s Continental GT3 Pikes Peak racecar proved to be fastest racecar running on renewable fuel at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2021, beating out all other sustainability-focused entrants (like Tesla’s Model S and an Acura NSX). Another car manufacturer, BMW, invested $12.5 million into Prometheus Fuels saying, “Prometheus will make drop-in replacement fuels that are […]

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BMW joins UECC GoodFuels ro-ro trial

BMW joins UECC GoodFuels ro-ro trial

June 9, 2020 |

In Germany, after having announced their three-month biofuel trial, leading short sea shipowner UECC and the GoodShipping Program have now partnered with premium car manufacturer BMW Group to continue to test marine Bio Fuel-Oil (BFO) on UECC’s ‘roll-on, roll-off’ (ro-ro) car carrying vessels. BMW Group joins UECC and the GoodShipping Program in the previously announced […]

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Malaysia to implement B10 by October, boosting palm oil prices and vexing BMW

Malaysia to implement B10 by October, boosting palm oil prices and vexing BMW

June 8, 2015 |

In Malaysia, the country’s B10 policy is expected to come online in October, up from the current 7% blending mandate. Total crude palm oil consumption should reach about 1 million metric tons annually with the higher blend, compared to about 700,000 tons now. Palm oil futures prices rose to a 3-month high on the news. […]

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BMW ramping up flex-fuel production in Brazil

BMW ramping up flex-fuel production in Brazil

November 12, 2014 |

In Brazil, BMW has started manufacturing its flex–fuel X1 vehicle at the company’s new manufacturing plant in Santa Catarina. The vehicle uses the sDrive20i powered by a 2-liter gasoline engine with ActiveFlex technology. Last month the company started assembling the 328i ActiveFlex there as well. So far the ActiveFlex technology appears to only be available […]

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Unconscious Green: how people who really change the world get the job done

Unconscious Green: how people who really change the world get the job done

May 28, 2014 |

Feeling ready to go to the next level, but trapped where you are by a lack of support? How do some companies find customers, finance, market conditions, stakeholders — when others don’t? What are the instruments of change, how are they tapped? To find out more, we start our story with a look at how Starbucks rocked the commodity-priced, […]

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