Tag: Top 8 Innovations

Sea salt debit cards, lignin filler in tires, algae-based protein, biobased biotin, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 14th

Sea salt debit cards, lignin filler in tires, algae-based protein, biobased biotin, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 14th

July 13, 2022 |

A biodegradable debit card partially made of sea salt, a sea snail holding the key to biodegradable bullet-proof vests, Pirelli adding lignin as reinforcing filler in tires – some perfect summer time innovations. In today’s Digest, check out these bioinnovations as well as updates from Biosyntia’s biobased biotin, Evolved By Nature’s silk proteins, DIC Corporation’s […]

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Biobased Gucci for pets, mushroom guitars, bubble bioplastic car, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 7th

Biobased Gucci for pets, mushroom guitars, bubble bioplastic car, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 7th

July 6, 2022 |

It’s a great time to have a pet these days with Gucci’s new luxury line for pampered pooches using renewable raw materials and Manhatten fur babies can now frolic on soy-based artificial grass. For those musically inclined, there’s a new line of instruments using biobased materials like eggshells, mushrooms and honeycomb. In today’s Digest, check […]

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Cultivated human meat, biobased band aids, beer waste to nanotech and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 30th

Cultivated human meat, biobased band aids, beer waste to nanotech and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 30th

June 29, 2022 |

The “Eat a Swede” campaign certainly caught our eye, but thankfully it is a satirical piece to promote alternative earth-friendly proteins, not an actual promotion for creating or eating cultivated human meat. A more socially acceptable innovation this week is Carlsberg’s biobased beer bottles and Canadian researchers working on converting beer waste to nanotech to […]

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Unilever & Genomatica’s palm oil alternatives, biobased World Cup soccer balls, mistletoe as natural glue, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 23rd

Unilever & Genomatica’s palm oil alternatives, biobased World Cup soccer balls, mistletoe as natural glue, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 23rd

June 22, 2022 |

Controversial palm oil is used in so many things today, but Unilever and Genomatica are looking at commercializing alternatives for palm oil and fossil fuel ingredients in cleaning and personal care products. Even the 2022 FIFA World Cup is looking at more sustainable items and will use soccer balls produced in Pakistan using partially biobased […]

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Sustainable spirits, flower power footwear, cultivated meat developments, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 16th

Sustainable spirits, flower power footwear, cultivated meat developments, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 16th

June 15, 2022 |

3D printed bioslides from adidas are set to launch soon as are a Grateful Dead themed collection of biosneakers and sandals. Absolut is trialing biobased bottle caps for more sustainable spirits and French Cognac brand Maison A de Fussigny has debuted a plant-based flax fiber bottle for its organic cognac. Cheers to that! In today’s […]

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Fishy BioInnovations – Navy weaponizing hagfish slime, mussel-based glass, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 10th

Fishy BioInnovations – Navy weaponizing hagfish slime, mussel-based glass, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 10th

June 9, 2022 |

The U.S. Navy is up to something fishy – hagfish that is. Researchers are evaluating the use of hagfish slime – a unique goo that can swell to 10,000 times its original size – to clog the propellors of enemy ships. And in London, a materials innovation partnership developed a technique to turn the shells […]

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Biopolymers to restore reefs, lionfish leather, CBD waste leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 2nd

Biopolymers to restore reefs, lionfish leather, CBD waste leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 2nd

June 1, 2022 |

  This week’s Top 8 Innovations are offering up real solutions to real problems. Biologists have been testing biopolymer blocks for coral reef restoration giving hope for ocean biodiversity, while a startup is turning invasive fish species lionfish into a sustainable alternative to cow leather. In today’s Digest, check out these marine bioinnovations as well […]

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Bioeconomy comic book, plant-based honey, fermentation news, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 27th Top 8 Innovations

Bioeconomy comic book, plant-based honey, fermentation news, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 27th Top 8 Innovations

May 26, 2022 |

Sometimes you need a good laugh, especially these days, and now there’s a new comic book to help get kids excited about the bioeconomy. And speaking of comics, Marvel IronMan’s Robert Downey Jr. invested in Motif FoodWorks which uses precision fermentation to produce plant-based meats. And speaking of fermentation, Solvay’s getting involved in a Lisbon […]

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Algae-based batteries, biodegradable COVID-19 tests, BMW’s biobased coatings, Heinz biobottles, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 19th

Algae-based batteries, biodegradable COVID-19 tests, BMW’s biobased coatings, Heinz biobottles, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 19th

May 18, 2022 |

Can you imagine running a computer chip on algae – yes, algae – for more than six months? Apparently, that’s now possible thanks to biochemists at the University of Cambridge who created the biobased battery alternative to power small electronics during their “pandemic project”. And speaking of the pandemic, goodness knows we’ve taken more COVID-19 […]

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Microbial cellulose as leather alternative, flax fiber bridge, cacao pod waste for whiskey packaging, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 12th

Microbial cellulose as leather alternative, flax fiber bridge, cacao pod waste for whiskey packaging, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 12th

May 11, 2022 |

Biomaterials company Nanollose is now working with California-based leather alternative company von Holzhausen on microbial cellulose as potential leather alternatives. A Dutch city opened up a pedestrian bridge made of flax fiber, biobased resin and polyurethane foam. In Scotland, famed whiskey distiller Macallan launched a new whiskey that uses cacao pod waste for its packaging. […]

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