Tag: Top 8

Biobased bullet-proof vests, human composting, 3D printed living algae and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 7th

Biobased bullet-proof vests, human composting, 3D printed living algae and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 7th

May 6, 2021 |

Biobased bullet-proof vests are something Tony Stark might come up with in an Avengers movie, but it’s a reality in Sao Paulo, Brazil with DSM’s help. Speaking of trying to stay alive…researchers successfully 3D printed living algae to create a self-sustaining material that could have wide-ranging applications in everything from fashion to Mars colonization. But […]

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Trillium Renewable Chemicals’ biobased acrylonitrile, algae-based tennis racket, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 29th

Trillium Renewable Chemicals’ biobased acrylonitrile, algae-based tennis racket, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 29th

April 28, 2021 |

The weather is warming up in the Northern hemisphere of the world and that means many are exercising outside more. Check out this week’s Top 8 Innovations with a new algae-based tennis racket called the Naked series from tennis giant Wilson, classic skater sneaker brand Vans’ exploration of biobased alternatives, Picup’s biobased cups embedded with […]

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Earth Day Innovations, pollution-fighting soap, potato Matchbox cars, mushroom Adidas, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 22nd

Earth Day Innovations, pollution-fighting soap, potato Matchbox cars, mushroom Adidas, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 22nd

April 21, 2021 |

In celebration of Earth Day today, let’s look at what can be done to help stop climate change and bring about a better bioeconomy. This week brings some innovations that give us hope like a new probiotic soap in Peru developed for washing clothes in rivers and streams that actually cleans up pollution in the […]

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Amyris gets Reese Witherspoon support, wool coffin for Prince Phillip, bioplastic Swatch watch, fruity H&M shoes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 15th

Amyris gets Reese Witherspoon support, wool coffin for Prince Phillip, bioplastic Swatch watch, fruity H&M shoes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 15th

April 14, 2021 |

Why yes, that is Reese Witherspoon holding up an Amyris Biossance product. Amyris got Reese Witherspoon as the latest celebrity to promote their clean beauty products. Speaking of celebrities, there are rumors that the UK Queen’s consort is looking at a very green burial for Prince Phillip with biodegradable coffin made of wool and being […]

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Sustainable Sexy, Fish Guts to Polyurethane Replacement, $700M Bioplastic Investment and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 8th

Sustainable Sexy, Fish Guts to Polyurethane Replacement, $700M Bioplastic Investment and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 8th

April 7, 2021 |

Sex sells but now it can even be more sustainable with a boudoir brand’s new biodegradable adult toy line that uses corn starch-based biopolymer biolene. Going to the other extreme of non-sexy, Canadian researchers converted fish guts, heads, bones and skin into a biodegradable replacement for polyurethane. In today’s Digest, a huge $700 million investment […]

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3D bioprinted Casa Covida, lab-grown fish, countertop meat gardens, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 2nd

3D bioprinted Casa Covida, lab-grown fish, countertop meat gardens, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 2nd

April 1, 2021 |

3D printed mud huts, called Casa Covida, are offering Covid-19 quarantine comfort complete with 3 a bedroom, fireplace and bathtub for when you need to separate from others. And you can be like a turtle and carry your house around thanks to the lightweight adobe walls made from sand, silt, clay and water, and printed […]

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Corona’s barley waste packaging, Skittles biodegradable wrappers, Nestlé’s biobased polyethylene, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 25th

Corona’s barley waste packaging, Skittles biodegradable wrappers, Nestlé’s biobased polyethylene, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 25th

March 24, 2021 |

The coronavirus vaccine is offering hope to end a global pandemic, much like rainbows signal hope and solidarity. Today’s Top 8 Innovations are full of Corona and Rainbows, but in a different way. From beer mainstay Corona which is testing a six-pack holder made of recycled wood fibers and leftover barley straws to Mars Wrigley’s […]

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Corbion’s lactic acid, BASF biosurfactants, seed PPE, Hermès mushroom-leather bag, sugarcane UGGs, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 19th

Corbion’s lactic acid, BASF biosurfactants, seed PPE, Hermès mushroom-leather bag, sugarcane UGGs, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 19th

March 18, 2021 |

As spring nears in some parts of the world and COVID vaccine availability improves, we think of hope, seeds and new growth. One designer took it literally and created biodegradable PPE face masks from rice paper filled with flower seeds to bring forth new growth when discarded. French luxury goods maker Hermès launched a mushroom-leather […]

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First index of publicly traded plant-based stocks launched, vegan plant-based products taking off, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 12th

First index of publicly traded plant-based stocks launched, vegan plant-based products taking off, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 12th

March 11, 2021 |

What do Chipotle, e.l.f. and RuPaul have in common? They are partnering up on a plant-based vegan line of make-up. And H&M launched a new collection featuring vegan leather made from prickly pear cactus. And if you want an investment portfolio that is 100% free from animals, you are in luck with the first index […]

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Aquaman supports algae-based sneakers, hemp barrister wigs, mushroom leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 5th

Aquaman supports algae-based sneakers, hemp barrister wigs, mushroom leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 5th

March 4, 2021 |

Last week we had Iron Man and Bill Gates. This week it’s Aquaman’s Jason Momoa who is supporting a biobased economy with his support of algae-based sneakers. And if you thought no one was wearing barrister wigs anymore, check out the new vegan hemp wigs instead of traditional horsehair for UK’s barristers, who yes, apparently […]

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