Tag: Top 8 Innovations

Bio-beds for the Olympics, Bolt Threads boost, microbes, leather alternatives, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 15th

Bio-beds for the Olympics, Bolt Threads boost, microbes, leather alternatives, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 15th

July 14, 2021 |

With the Olympics starting next week, we are hearing about biobased innovations taking place in this much anticipated and COVID-disrupted Olympic Games in Japan, like the 18,000 cardboard bedframes and polyethylene fiber mattresses that can be recycled infinitely. Bolt Threads also got a boost this week with Lululemon partnering up with them or mushroom-based yoga […]

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Clariant and India Glycols biobased ethylene oxide JV, biobased travel and lamps, faster forest regeneration, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 8th

Clariant and India Glycols biobased ethylene oxide JV, biobased travel and lamps, faster forest regeneration, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 8th

July 8, 2021 |

News came this week that Clariant and India Glycols established a joint venture to produce biobased ethylene oxide derivatives for home and personal care markets. With travel now returning in many places, biobased luggage using BioX material is the latest bio-innovation. And in other signs of hope and light, a new lamp made from orange […]

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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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Seafood without feet or fins, biocement tackles CO2, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 24th

Seafood without feet or fins, biocement tackles CO2, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 24th

June 23, 2021 |

The world’s first “whole muscle seafood alternative” via fermentation is here according to AquaCultured Foods, thanks to using fungi to produce seafood substitutes for products like calamari, shrimp, whitefish, and tuna. And North Carolina-based Biomason has commercialized its tiles and bricks made out of bacteria as an alternative to CO2 high-polluting cement, with H&M planning […]

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Algae sneakers, biodegradable sunglasses, astaxanthin fermentation tech, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 18th

Algae sneakers, biodegradable sunglasses, astaxanthin fermentation tech, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 18th

June 17, 2021 |

It’s a star-studded week for the Top 8 Innovations with singer Kanye West’s Yeezy Runner sneakers made with algae-foam, famous quarterback Tom Brady’s biodegradable sunglasses support, and professional surfer Dane Gudauskas’s Eco Theory biobased Vans footwear. Not to be left out, Adidas invested $3.65 million in the IPO of Spinnova which uses wood and agricultural […]

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Bioprinted cultured meat, 3D printed algae, biobased coffee capsules, cell-cultured human breast milk, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 10th

Bioprinted cultured meat, 3D printed algae, biobased coffee capsules, cell-cultured human breast milk, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 10th

June 9, 2021 |

This week’s Top 8 Innovations are feeding our appetite. With cultured meat innovator MeaTech filing a provisional U.S. patent application for its bioprinting method for printing up some juicy steaks, 3D printed algae that could help future Mars colonies, Swiss coffee capsules now made from bioplastic, and the world’s first cell-cultured human breast milk for […]

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Home-grown algae, biodegradable algae fishing nets, lab-grown lamb, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 3rd

Home-grown algae, biodegradable algae fishing nets, lab-grown lamb, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 3rd

June 2, 2021 |

We’ve all seen the horrific photos of ocean trash, much of it consisting of plastic fishing nets, but now biodegradable fishing nets made from algae and other biobased materials are on the uptake. Speaking of algae, in Italy, home-grown algae is being encouraged so folks can both purify their air and provide food right from […]

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3D printed biobased flood barriers, big dairy helps cultured milk startups, gelatin clothing, castor oil tights, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 27th

3D printed biobased flood barriers, big dairy helps cultured milk startups, gelatin clothing, castor oil tights, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 27th

May 27, 2021 |

Gelatin isn’t usually thought of as something you’d wear, unless you are a toddler playing with your wiggly treat, but now a designer in Iceland turned a gelatin-based material into seamless clothing articles using molds. This is not your grandma’s Jello mold. And in France, a hosiery brand added tights that use fibers made from […]

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More meat without meat, fermentation-based silk, bioplastic water bottles, Adidas and Allbirds unlikely solemates and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 21st

More meat without meat, fermentation-based silk, bioplastic water bottles, Adidas and Allbirds unlikely solemates and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 21st

May 20, 2021 |

Competitors coming together – Adidas and Allbirds – both shoe manufacturers are working together on green sneakers, a company working to commercialize biobased silk polymers, the European Union looking at waste feathers from poultry into usable materials, and three companies moving forward with lab-grown chicken fat, lab-grown pork, and cell-based fish. In today’s Digest, check […]

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3D printed bio-leather, bio-orthotics, hummus in space and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 14th

3D printed bio-leather, bio-orthotics, hummus in space and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 14th

May 13, 2021 |

  In a crazy week with gas shortages in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. because of panic buying after a cyber-attack on the Colonial Pipeline, it’s enough to make us want to escape to the International Space Station – and maybe enjoy some hummus while we are up there as ISS astronauts are evaluating the […]

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