Tag: San Diego

Biodegradable cigarette filters achieve key patent

Biodegradable cigarette filters achieve key patent

July 18, 2022 |

In San Diego, biodegradable filter manufacturer Greenbutts says it has been granted a patent for ‘Biodegradable Cigarette Filter Tow and Method of Manufacture,’ which covers its food-grade, fiber-based filters with starch-based binders.  Greenbutts’ filter material is a sustainable alternative to the standard filters made of synthesized cellulose acetate and has been shown to degrade in […]

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Unilever and Genomatica partner for palm oil alternatives

Unilever and Genomatica partner for palm oil alternatives

June 20, 2022 |

In San Diego, biobased chemicals producer Genomatica and consumer giant Unilever have announced a joint venture aimed at commercializing alternatives for palm oil and fossil fuel ingredients in cleaning and personal care products.  Supported by a $120-million investment by both companies, the unamed JV will develop an alternative, plant-based ingredient using biotechnology for what the […]

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Genomatica and Asahi Kasei partner on biobased nylon 6,6

Genomatica and Asahi Kasei partner on biobased nylon 6,6

March 21, 2022 |

In San Diego, Genomatica has announced a partnership with Japan’s Asahi Kasei, which aims to use Genomatica’s GENO HMD process to manufacture biobased hexamethylenediamine for production of nylon 6,6 for automotive and electronics industries.  The pact comes shortly after Genomatica announced in January that, together with German chemical company Covestro, it had produced “significant” volumes […]

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Have people for dinner: Startup imagines at-home, cultured human flesh kits

Have people for dinner: Startup imagines at-home, cultured human flesh kits

November 23, 2020 |

In San Diego, cultured meat startup Ouroboros Steak has designed a kit that enables people to grow little human steaks in their own home and even from their own cells.    The creepy quasi-cannibalism concept was developed by scientist Andrew Pelling, industrial designer Grace Knight and artist and researcher Orkan Telhan. The grow-your-own-flesh kits work […]

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Future of protein includes mushrooms, cultured seafood

Future of protein includes mushrooms, cultured seafood

November 9, 2020 |

In San Diego, a protein innovation contest has crowned MycoTechnology Inc., earning the mushroom-based protein production company a $1 million investment. The Radicle Protein Challenge, sponsored by Syngenta, aims to promote future protein technologies to improve food security, including new sources or conversion technologies. Based in Denver, MycoTechnology converts mushrooms into functional ingredients. Examples include […]

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Dennis McGinn to deliver keynote address at BIO San Diego

Dennis McGinn to deliver keynote address at BIO San Diego

June 23, 2014 |

In California, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment Dennis McGinn will deliver the keynote address at BIO’s International Convention’s Biofuels and Renewable Chemical Forum in San Diego this week. After the address, titled “National Security: Why We Need Industrial Biotechnology,” Mr. McGinn will hold a media availability to discuss the Navy’s […]

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Algae Biomass Summit accepting abstracts

Algae Biomass Summit accepting abstracts

March 31, 2014 |

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Summit is accepting abstracts for presentations for its conference, which will be held from September 29th to October 2nd in San Diego. The conference, the largest algae conference in the world, sets the stage for leading producers of algae products to network with industry suppliers and technology providers. Abstracts for […]

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CleanTECH San Diego picks up Regional Industry Clusters of Opportunity grant from California for biofuels development

CleanTECH San Diego picks up Regional Industry Clusters of Opportunity grant from California for biofuels development

June 27, 2013 |

In San Diego, CleanTECH San Diego, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation have been awarded a Regional Industry Clusters of Opportunity II (RICO II) grant from the California Workforce Investment Board.  This $250,000 grant is funded by Assembly Bill 118, Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology […]

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“San Diego: How to bridge a mega-region’s urban and rural divide (Biofuels sector).”

“San Diego: How to bridge a mega-region’s urban and rural divide (Biofuels sector).”

March 1, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: glennmosier: San Diego: How to bridge a mega-region’s urban and rural divide (Biofuels sector) operationFree: The @EnergyCollectiv says #LCFS encourages advanced #biofuels development– angryknob: @BraaiFace @johanpberg It worries me when you see farmers of the US Midwest (a major bread basket) getting subsidies for producing biofuels. jeffM_TownTalk: Sundrop Fuels is moving forward […]

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San Diego picks up on school bus biodiesel trend

San Diego picks up on school bus biodiesel trend

January 2, 2012 |

In California, San Diego will pick up on the trend of fueling school buses with biodiesel as New Leaf Biofuels forges an agreement with the district to supply for more than 500 buses until the end of the 2014-2015 school year. New Leaf produces 2 MMgy of biodiesel from recycled cooking oil. More on the […]

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