Tag: Top 8

Iron Man investments in bioplastic, Bill Gates’ beef with beef, biobased clogs, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 25th

Iron Man investments in bioplastic, Bill Gates’ beef with beef, biobased clogs, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 25th

February 24, 2021 |

What do Bill Gates and Robert Downey, Jr. have in common? Apparently, they both are looking for ways to alleviate climate change by getting involved in the bioeconomy. Bill Gates is talking about plant-based or lab-grown beef as a way to save the world since cows burp, fart, and poop too much methane. And Iron […]

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Feast fit for a bio-king! Coke’s paper bottles, 3D printed Ribeye, seaweed plates, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 19th

Feast fit for a bio-king! Coke’s paper bottles, 3D printed Ribeye, seaweed plates, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 19th

February 18, 2021 |

Following in Absolut’s footsteps with paper bottles, Coca-Cola has begun a trial of paper bottles. Enjoy your Coke with the world’s first cultivated, 3D printed ribeye steak from Aleph Farms on a biodegradable seaweed pulp plate from Marine Innovation, some biobased beads from Mardi Gras, and you’ve got yourself a celebration for the bioeconomy! In […]

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World’s first human composting facility, cultured mouse meat, transparent wood windows, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 12th

World’s first human composting facility, cultured mouse meat, transparent wood windows, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 12th

February 11, 2021 |

Innovative grossness yet brilliant is one way to describe this week’s Top 8 Innovations. From cultured mouse meat for your cat to the world’s first human composting facility that allows loved ones to turn human remains into soil that can be used in their own gardens, to see-through wood that is harder than glass and […]

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Living self-repairing glue to hold it together, biobased McDonald’s trays, wrap your meat in meat, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 4th

Living self-repairing glue to hold it together, biobased McDonald’s trays, wrap your meat in meat, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 4th

February 3, 2021 |

A bacterial paste may be able to regenerate stone and concrete making a living, self-repairing glue that can be used to restore landmarks quite feasible in our future. And if you remember the elastic shortage in the early days of the pandemic when mask-making was soaring, now there’s an alternative with a new biobased seam […]

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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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