Tag: Top 8

Smell that smell! Perfume made from CO2 derived ethanol, poop pigments, cell-culture news and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 27th

Smell that smell! Perfume made from CO2 derived ethanol, poop pigments, cell-culture news and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 27th

October 26, 2021 |

Perfume made out of thin air, well, made from ethanol derived from carbon dioxide anyway, is being made by a startup in New York. Poop pigment – a new pigment produced from sewage sludge in California. Cell-based breast milk startup getting investment from Bill Gates. And a cell cultured chocolate startup raised $4 million. A […]

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Biodegradable underwear, fish guts to fashion, lab-grown antelope, Coldplay’s sustainable tour: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 21st

Biodegradable underwear, fish guts to fashion, lab-grown antelope, Coldplay’s sustainable tour: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 21st

October 21, 2021 |

It’s almost the weekend so let’s celebrate this week’s crazy and amazing innovations. From Coldplay’s “sustainable tour” emitting half the CO2 emissions as the previous tour with a bamboo stage, biodegradable glitter and renewable energy, to fish guts turned into fashion, apple-growing sneakers, and biodegradable underwear, these cool innovations are pretty darn exciting. In today’s […]

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Meat and mushrooms – the future is here: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 14th

Meat and mushrooms – the future is here: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 14th

October 13, 2021 |

It’s all about meat and mushrooms for this week’s Top 8 Innovations. From Stella McCartney’s mushroom leather bag made by Bolt Threads and new investments in NoMy to commercialize fungi-based materials all the way to Jane Goodall narrating a new documentary on cultivated meat, Ashton Kutcher’s endorsement of MeaTech to accelerate 3D printed, cultivated meat […]

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Honey without the bee, field to foot sneakers, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 7th

Honey without the bee, field to foot sneakers, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 7th

October 6, 2021 |

Honey without the bee…we’ve covered milk without the cow and pork without the pig, seafood without the fish, and now MeliBio claims to have the world’s first bee-free honey made from fermentation. And KEEN footwear launched what it calls the industry’s first “field to foot” sneaker made using agricultural waste. In today’s Digest, these sweet […]

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Happy Meal toys bio-makeover, Cell-based caviar, biodegradable shoes, fish waste based building material, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 30th

Happy Meal toys bio-makeover, Cell-based caviar, biodegradable shoes, fish waste based building material, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 30th

September 29, 2021 |

  Hot news in from McDonald’s which is phasing out fossil fuel-based plastic from its Happy Meal toys in more than 100 countries as it transitions to mostly recycled and renewable plastics and sustainable fibers by 2025. In France, smelly fish waste is being turned into beautiful tiles that resemble marble. In the Netherlands, the […]

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Blood buildings, mushroom mania, lab-grown coffee, ADM, LG Chem, Ginkgo Bioworks news, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 24th

Blood buildings, mushroom mania, lab-grown coffee, ADM, LG Chem, Ginkgo Bioworks news, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 24th

September 23, 2021 |

Using astronaut blood to build infrastructure on Mars sounds like part of a sci-fi movie but researchers are working on doing just that thanks to a protein in human blood and an acid in human urine that can bind to Mars dust to create a material strong enough to build infrastructure. In today’s Digest, there’s […]

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Mycelium magic, Braskem, Spiber, DSM, Meatable bionews, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 16th

Mycelium magic, Braskem, Spiber, DSM, Meatable bionews, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 16th

September 15, 2021 |

Mycelium is hot this week with 2 new innovations – one more appealing than the other. First, a fireproof but edible BBQ grill made from fungal mycelium, which is handy if you don’t grill enough food for everyone at your BBQ. The other, a “living” coffin made of mycelium and moss that takes 45 days […]

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Innovations to make you smile, lab created wagyu beef and mink fur, BMW’s latest, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 8th

Innovations to make you smile, lab created wagyu beef and mink fur, BMW’s latest, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 8th

September 7, 2021 |

  Is that shrimp stuck in your teeth? How about shrimp weapon-inspired material for your dental implact crowns? That’s just what researchers created with a cellulose-based nanocomposite inspired by the ultra-strong clubs shrimp use to pulverize prey such as clams. And another thing to smile about is the world’s first carbon-neutral toothbrush made from cellulose […]

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Carbon sequestering clothing, Ginkgo Bioworks scale-up rare ingredients, fruit leaf waste fabric, sugarcane shoes and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 2nd

Carbon sequestering clothing, Ginkgo Bioworks scale-up rare ingredients, fruit leaf waste fabric, sugarcane shoes and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 2nd

September 1, 2021 |

Big name shoe and apparel companies like Nike, Pangaia and Old Navy are on a sustainability roll. News from Nike on their work with Newlight Technologies for wearables that actually sequester carbon, Pangaia’s addition of two new biobased fabrics to its collection made from pineapple and banana leaf waste and nettles, eucalyptus and seaweed, and […]

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Lab-fermented chocolate, coffee cookie cups, Apeel Sciences raises $250M, LG Chem to build $2.2 bio-buildings and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 27th

Lab-fermented chocolate, coffee cookie cups, Apeel Sciences raises $250M, LG Chem to build $2.2 bio-buildings and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 27th

August 26, 2021 |

Chocolate without the cocoa bean? We’ve covered beef without the cow, dairy without the cow, pork without the pig, lab-grown lamb and fish, bioprinted meat, even food made out of thin air. But now we’ve got a no-cocoa chocolate in an effort to address the climate, child labor and human rights concerns surrounding the cocoa […]

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