Tag: Top 8 Innovations

Cyanobacteria biofilm that produces ethylene, cool car, kicks, and shades all biobased, cell-based meat brisket, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 22nd

Cyanobacteria biofilm that produces ethylene, cool car, kicks, and shades all biobased, cell-based meat brisket, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 22nd

October 21, 2020 |

Madonna’s lyrics “Cause we are living in a material world, And I am a material girl” come to mind when looking at the hottest innovations of the week. From a biobased car made with coconut fiber, horsehair, and flax, to cool kicks made from sugarcane and algae, we live in a material world that is […]

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Biobased COVID-19 tests, masks, fun with fungus, crustacean shells to bioplastic, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 16th

Biobased COVID-19 tests, masks, fun with fungus, crustacean shells to bioplastic, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 16th

October 15, 2020 |

COVID-19 has seen an explosion in disposable items, but now innovators in India came up with a paper based COVID-19 test (that happens to be at much lower cost and gets results in under 30 minutes), and COVID-19 masks from pine needles to simultaneously help the populous nation address its plastics waste challenge and prevent […]

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Cactus leather boxing gloves, fermentation-based cannabidiol, lignin-based asphalt, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 9th

Cactus leather boxing gloves, fermentation-based cannabidiol, lignin-based asphalt, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 9th

October 8, 2020 |

The recent Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates have shown us that everyone has boxing gloves on these days, but now a company has created boxing gloves made from cactus leather instead of the traditional cowhide leather, making your fight a more sustainable and eco-friendlier one. In today’s Digest, lignin-based asphalt is getting a test drive, the […]

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Culture sushi-grade salmon, cultivated lab-beef, Porsche biobased car parts, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 2nd

Culture sushi-grade salmon, cultivated lab-beef, Porsche biobased car parts, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 2nd

October 1, 2020 |

In San Francisco, startup company Wildtype gives salmon cells nutrients, sugars, salts, amino acids and growth factor to “grow” salmon tissue in its lab. If you are still hungry after that, Netherlands-based Mosa Meat is scaling up their industrial-sized production line to demonstrate the safety of cultivated meat and introduce the first cultivated beef to […]

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Mycelium coffins, wine waste sneakers, Ingredion’s new protein isolates and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 24th

Mycelium coffins, wine waste sneakers, Ingredion’s new protein isolates and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 24th

September 23, 2020 |

As COVID-19 deaths sadly reached the 200,000 mark in the U.S. this week, some innovators are finding more sustainable ways to deal with death in the form of mycelium coffins that help compost the body and remove toxins from the soil. On a more uplifting note, you can walk in sustainable shoes while you are […]

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Meaty innovations, 3D printed steak, bioreactor for cultured meats, honey-coated COVID-19 mask and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 17th

Meaty innovations, 3D printed steak, bioreactor for cultured meats, honey-coated COVID-19 mask and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 17th

September 16, 2020 |

It’s all about food and lots of steak this week as we look at the Top 8 Innovations including Faux pas-free foie gras firm nabbing a government grant in Japan to build a commercial bioreactor facility to produce cultured serum for cosmetics and cultured steak and other meats. And 3D printed steak startup Meat-Tech 3D […]

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Lab-cultured yak and kangaroo, fungal biomass leather, biobased coatings, brewery waste and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 10th

Lab-cultured yak and kangaroo, fungal biomass leather, biobased coatings, brewery waste and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 10th

September 9, 2020 |

Under development down under is lab-cultured yak, kangaroo meat, lion and tortoise, which apparently people eat, but now can do so without feeling guilty with the new cell-based meat replacements. Also saving the animals are material chemists that developed vegan leather made from fungal biomass. And a Swiss firm that launched biobased barrier coatings (made […]

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Biodegradable cellulose COVID-19 antibody test, orange peel waste recovers precious metals, biobased fabrics and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 3rd

Biodegradable cellulose COVID-19 antibody test, orange peel waste recovers precious metals, biobased fabrics and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 3rd

September 2, 2020 |

COVID-19 has changed the way we do many things and it’s hard not to notice the increased single-use disposable items, but one researcher in Mexico designed a biodegradable test for COVID-19 antibodies, made of cellulose that can biodegrade in the soil in less than 10 weeks, just like a banana peel. In China, researchers are […]

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Flax fiber seats for race car, shrimp shell and coffee ground leather, Checkerspot raises $36M and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 27th

Flax fiber seats for race car, shrimp shell and coffee ground leather, Checkerspot raises $36M and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 27th

August 26, 2020 |

The race for biobased innovations is on! But first, take a seat like Formula One racing major McLaren is doing – on lightweight flax fiber composite seats which provide the requisite strength and low weight for a race car while creating 75% less carbon dioxide to make. While your at it, put on a cool […]

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Crabs curbing COVID, 3D printed biopolymers, fermentation-based production for cannabinoids and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 21st

Crabs curbing COVID, 3D printed biopolymers, fermentation-based production for cannabinoids and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 21st

August 20, 2020 |

We’ve seen the disposable face masks tossed on the floor, but what if they were biodegradable and non-toxic? That’s what one Bangladeshi scientist is tackling with mask material developed from cellulose extracted from jute fiber and chitosan, a material found in shellfish shells. Speaking of marine life and the sea, there’s also a new 3-D […]

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