Tag: Top 8

Are you a biohacker? Bioplastic encapsulated chips in your body, lab-grown caviar and oysters, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 21st

Are you a biohacker? Bioplastic encapsulated chips in your body, lab-grown caviar and oysters, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 21st

April 20, 2022 |

Imagine embedding a chip encapsulated in bioplastic in your hand that allows you to pay for things, open your door, and other daily tasks without fumbling for your phone, keys, or wallet anymore…that’s exactly what ‘biohackers’ are now doing. If that’s too off the wall for you, perhaps lab-grown caviar or lab-grown oysters are more […]

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Biobased Mattel toys, lion burgers & tiger tacos, biobased textiles at the Academy Awards, DOE & Bridgestone guayule rubber, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 7th

Biobased Mattel toys, lion burgers & tiger tacos, biobased textiles at the Academy Awards, DOE & Bridgestone guayule rubber, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 7th

April 6, 2022 |

The bioeconomy is up and roaring with lion burgers and tiger tacos, but don’t worry, no animals are actually killed for the exotic meat. It’s Primeval Foods lab-grown, cultivated exotic meats that people would otherwise not get to consume. And if that’s not fun enough for you, check out Mattel’s new biobased, carbon neutral toys […]

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Frito-Lay biopackaging, Braskem, Sojitz biobased MEG & PET plants, seaweed innovations, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 1st

Frito-Lay biopackaging, Braskem, Sojitz biobased MEG & PET plants, seaweed innovations, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 1st

March 31, 2022 |

It’s quite a mish-mash in this week’s Top 8 Innovations starting with Frito-Lay’s biobased packaging that will also be quieter than the original packaging making it easier than ever to sneak those snacks in at the movies or for those midnight munchies. Then we’ve got seaweed-based tampons, repurposed coffee ground oils for personal care products, […]

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Honey without the bee, greener circuit boards, plant-based asphalt, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 24th

Honey without the bee, greener circuit boards, plant-based asphalt, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 24th

March 23, 2022 |

We’ve reported on beef without the cows, pork without the pig, dairy without the cow and now we have honey without the bee from California start-up MeliBio which raised $7.5 million to scale and commercialize its precision fermentation and plant science and tech to manufacture honey. In today’s Digest, we also have Texas-based Dell exploring […]

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Chitofoam and plastic-eating mealworms as Styrofoam solution, diamond made from ranch dressing, cannabis car, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 16th

Chitofoam and plastic-eating mealworms as Styrofoam solution, diamond made from ranch dressing, cannabis car, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 16th

March 15, 2022 |

Chitofoam – The transformation of the exoskeletons of plastic-eating mealworms into biodegradable polystyrene substitutes – by feeding that nasty Styrofoam to mealworms in order to make chitosan bioplastic foam is only one of the crazy Top 8 Innovations this week as we kick off ABLC this week. In today’s Digest, we’ve also got a lab-grown […]

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Big Names Go Biobased – Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Amazon, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 10th

Big Names Go Biobased – Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Amazon, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 10th

March 9, 2022 |

Lately, we all seem to need a drink and world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch’s Brazilian arm is making it more green by tapping into Israel’s UBQ for integrating waste-based plastics into its packaging mix. Coors Light is ditching the plastic ring packaging that hold six packs together. And vineyard waste, specifically grape marc, is being converted […]

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Gigacorn microbial cement, hemp rebar, date waste for filtration membranes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 4th

Gigacorn microbial cement, hemp rebar, date waste for filtration membranes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 4th

March 3, 2022 |

Rebuilding in a more sustainable way is top of mind for this week’s Top 8 Innovations. From a composite reinforcing material made of hemp stalk and bioplastic to create a rebar as strong as steel for construction to a ‘gigacorn’ cement alternative using microbes and without emitting carbon dioxide, rebuilding is getting greener and more […]

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Bacon, Beer, and Bocce in The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 24th

Bacon, Beer, and Bocce in The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 24th

February 23, 2022 |

This week reeks of fraternity parties with Mark Cuban and others giving a $1.7 million boost to a startup that aims to replace the iconic red Solo cup with a biobased polylactic acid version, a vegan perfume formulated to smell like bacon that sold out in minutes, and a new biobased Bocce ball court turf […]

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Biobutadiene, Bolt Threads, 3D printed finger robots, walking on eggshells, new biobased fashion and textiles, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 17th

Biobutadiene, Bolt Threads, 3D printed finger robots, walking on eggshells, new biobased fashion and textiles, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 17th

February 16, 2022 |

It was a big week for biobased fashion news with mushroom yoga bags made from Bolt Threads for high-end athleisure brand Lululemon, Hugo Boss investing in cellulosic fiber technology, and the creation of a new plant-based textile fiber organization to start with. In today’s Digest, there also came news about new 3D printed squishy finger […]

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Biopolymers for smartphones, Romanian hoof fungus furniture, Clariant’s biobased surfactants, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 11th

Biopolymers for smartphones, Romanian hoof fungus furniture, Clariant’s biobased surfactants, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 11th

February 10, 2022 |

We know smartphones and electronics are huge resource sucks that utilize rare minerals, fossil fuels, and precious resources, so cheers to a China-based smartphone maker that is now using a biobased polycarbonate copolymer produced by Saudi Arabia’s SABIC. And in Japan, Kaneka is investing $130 million to triple production capacity for its biopolymer brand Green […]

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