Tag: Top 8 Innovations

Absolut biobased bottles, wood grown in petri dish, Polylactic acid facemask: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 28th

Absolut biobased bottles, wood grown in petri dish, Polylactic acid facemask: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 28th

January 27, 2021 |

Alcohol sales since the pandemic hit in early 2020 have soared, and now the first paper bottles from iconic vodka brand Absolut have hit liquor store shelves. Also in line with the times is a new reusable and biodegradable face mask made from polylactic acid. In today’s Digest, these and other Top 8 Innovations like […]

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Biodegradable computer, cow intestine lamps, soy-based turf, air-to-meat: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 22nd

Biodegradable computer, cow intestine lamps, soy-based turf, air-to-meat: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 22nd

January 21, 2021 |

We all know the huge toll that electronics have on our planet, from the rare-earth metals like lanthanum, terbium, and dysprosium needed in the creation stage to what to do with quickly outdated electronics and a lack of widespread recycling programs. So a new biodegradable PC computer certainly catches the eye. Consisting of a portable […]

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Holy Biobased Bat-Bridge Batman!: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 14th

Holy Biobased Bat-Bridge Batman!: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 14th

January 13, 2021 |

Biobased bicycle path bridges that feature bat-friendly design in the Netherlands, biobased backpacks in Sweden, footwear featuring Fido’s dog hair in Germany, drones gettin’ their crown on with pineapple waste in Malaysia, biodegradable floss to keep your smile green and clean in New York – these are just some of this week’s Top 8 Innovations.

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I spy a fly eye – nanocoating in fly eye has potential, wooden satellites in space: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 8th

I spy a fly eye – nanocoating in fly eye has potential, wooden satellites in space: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 8th

January 7, 2021 |

Who knew flies would be so useful! Apparently the nanocoating found in fruit fly eyes have potential applications in medicine, textiles and electronics thanks to its anti-reflective, anti-microbial and self-cleaning properties. The proteins and lipids can also be tweaked to change the physical characteristics of the coating making it applicable to a wide range of […]

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India a hotbed of innovations this week: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 30th

India a hotbed of innovations this week: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 30th

December 29, 2020 |

Half of this week’s Top 8 Innovations are from India, a large visionary country that has been looking at biobased alternatives for almost anything. From incorporating vegan leather made from peas and mushrooms into luxury mean’s shoes to greener green tea with teabags made from leaves, coconut waste straws, and another leather maker using coconut […]

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Whisky Project squeezes every wee dram, insects could be key to Mars colonization, commercial-scale lab-grown chicken, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 25th

Whisky Project squeezes every wee dram, insects could be key to Mars colonization, commercial-scale lab-grown chicken, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 25th

December 24, 2020 |

Some of you may be celebrating the holidays with a bit of whisky – or ‘whiskey’ in some countries – but who knew this distilled alcoholic beverage could be so handy for the bioeconomy! The Whisky Project led by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, includes Horizon Proteins, MiAlgae, and BioPower Technologies working to maximize value […]

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Milk without the cow, cultured meat, silk soap, lab-grown shoes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 18th

Milk without the cow, cultured meat, silk soap, lab-grown shoes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 18th

December 17, 2020 |

“Think of the children” who won’t know that meat comes from life, not from labs, says the France ag minister who poo-poo’d cultivated meat, yet Israel’s prime minister championed cultivated meat calling it a “powerhouse” and a way to save the cows. While that debate goes on, milk rethinker Remilk raised $11.3 million for their […]

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3D bioprinted Mars rover, coffee waste face masks, world’s first approved cell-based meat and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 11th

3D bioprinted Mars rover, coffee waste face masks, world’s first approved cell-based meat and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 11th

December 10, 2020 |

If you are looking for a unique holiday gift, the European Space Agency just released the blueprint for at-home 3D printers to produce their own miniature Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover at home using bioplastic. And enjoy holiday meals made with the world’s first approved cultivated, cell-based meat from Eat Just or cell-based seafood from Avant […]

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Cultured human steaks, lab-grown lobster, edible bugs, biodegradable mannequins and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 27th

Cultured human steaks, lab-grown lobster, edible bugs, biodegradable mannequins and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 27th

November 26, 2020 |

As if 2020 wasn’t crazy enough, this week’s innovations include lab-grown lobster, renewable and biodegradable store mannequins, edible bug grants for companies looking to develop insect-based foods, and even a Hannibal Lecter inspired “have people for dinner” cultured meat startup where you can grow little human steaks in your home from your own cells. In […]

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Coaxing crops to create animal proteins, cucumber peels for food packaging polymers, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 20th

Coaxing crops to create animal proteins, cucumber peels for food packaging polymers, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 20th

November 19, 2020 |

Cucumber peels converted into cellulose nanocrystals with potential to be used in food packaging, bamboo and sugar waste tableware that biodegrades in 60 days, a new pen design with edible ink and compostable materials, coaxing crops to create animal proteins – these are just some of the crazy yet not-so-crazy innovations this week. Here are […]

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