Unilever invests in biotech alternatives to palm oil for greener cleaning

GreenBiz

New $120m venture aims to scale up biotechnology alternative to palm oil and fossil fuels used to make everyday products

Welsh biotech firm announces AD-boosting additive

Envirotec Magazine

Cardiff-based biotech company Genesis Biosciences has developed what it describes as a novel and low site footprint solution to help bolster the performance and environmental credentials of anaerobic digestion (AD) systems. Wastewater treatment plant.

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Circulate Capital backs three U.S. biotech and recycling startups

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, December 8 — The Singapore-based manager’s Disrupt fund made its first investments in Arzeda, a Seattle-based biotech company that develops healthy and. biotech and recycling startups appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

The Hong Kong stock exchange is helping biotech companies raise billions

Impact Alpha

The post The Hong Kong stock exchange is helping biotech companies raise billions appeared first on Impact Alpha. Editor’s note: Impaakt is a crowd-sourced platform that uses collective intelligence to produce impact analyses and scores. Each week, the Impaakt reviewing team.

The Brief: Impact VC performance, BlocPowered, Black-led biotech, solar-powered windows, BMW’s venture fund, e-waste reduction

Impact Alpha

The post The Brief: Impact VC performance, BlocPowered, Black-led biotech, solar-powered windows, BMW’s venture fund, e-waste reduction appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Impact Voices Do impact venture capital funds outperform traditional VC?

Greener cleaning? Unilever and Genomatica team up to develop biotech alternatives to palm oil

Business Green

The consumer goods giant announced this morning that it had partnered with US biotech firm Genomatica on a £120m venture to commercialise and scale alternatives to environmentally damaging feedstocks used to manufacture everyday cleaning and personal care products.

Biotech France 2020 International Conference and Exhibition

Eco-Business

Biotech France 2020 Conference will be held in Paris- France from 24 to 26June 2020. This international event will reflect the full diversity of current biotechnology science advances in research and practice that open opportunities for exploitation of knowledge, commercially or otherwise, together with news, discussion and comment on broader issues of general interest and concern

Singapore-based biotech startup RWDC Industries closes US$133 million in Series B funding

Eco-Business

Harnessing nature to battle the world’s single-use plastics problem, biotech company will accelerate plans to meet increasing demand for materials to replace plastics for food service, food packaging, consumer goods packaging and other consumer items

The Brief: Capitalism reimagined, good jobs in Pakistan, impact exit in Uganda, edtech in Vietnam, biotech financing in Hong Kong, biodiversity risk disclosure

Impact Alpha

The post The Brief: Capitalism reimagined, good jobs in Pakistan, impact exit in Uganda, edtech in Vietnam, biotech financing in Hong Kong, biodiversity risk disclosure appeared first on Impact Alpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact!

The Brief: Climate-committed shareholders, secondary market for community lenders, super app for Africa’s drivers, European crowdfunding, women-led biotech

Impact Alpha

The historic Reconstruction resonates in today’s efforts to expand voting rights, The post The Brief: Climate-committed shareholders, secondary market for community lenders, super app for Africa’s drivers, European crowdfunding, women-led biotech appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

The Brief: Larry’s letter, immersive third spaces, diverse businesses, biotech funding, black innovation economy

Impact Alpha

Fink The post The Brief: Larry’s letter, immersive third spaces, diverse businesses, biotech funding, black innovation economy appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact!

The Brief: Gender-smart call, biotech nudges, sustainable food in China, preserving jobs in emerging markets, ESG pendulum swings

Impact Alpha

Featured: Gates Foundation’s role in Pfizer’s promising COVID vaccine is part of a strategy, not a conspiracy. The Brief

Biotech in the built environment is turning Tallinn’s city waste circular

Climate-KIC

The post Biotech in the built environment is turning Tallinn’s city waste circular appeared first on Climate-KIC What happens to waste from cities? Could we build cities in future which will produce energy while consuming it? And how can we create interactions between nature and our urban architecture? Speaking at TedxBucharest in April, Marco Poletto, Director of ecoLogicStudio, explained how the historic quest for sanitation has shaped the footprint of our cities […].

Recent Deals-11 May: Microbial Nitrogen Technology, Zinc-Air Batteries, Support-Free 3-D Printing and More

CleanTech Group

Agriculture & Food Energy & Power Materials & Chemicals Resources & Environment Transportation and Logistics 3-D printing Batteries Biochemicals Biotech energy Logistics Recent Deals transportationWhat’s happening with cleantech deals in the midst of Covid?

Green City Solutions fights air pollution with IoT, biotech and moss

Green Tech Challenge

Air pollution is becoming a global threat as 90% of urban populations breaths polluted air. We have all seen the images of a smog-filled China city, people wearing masks and authorities banning people to go outside. In December 2016, the Chinese government reported the highest air pollution and the red alert was implemented in 23 cities in northern China. In 2016, World Energy Outlook made a study on air pollution as the fourth-largest threat to human health – but also to our environment.

Building Customer Awareness for the Next Biotech Startup: Lessons from Brands & Biology

Forbes Green Tech

How do you tell the story of clean meat, sustainable fashion, brewed buildings, carbon recyclables, consumer care, and skiing? The answer: through biology. Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business

New way of producing useful compounds from birch for the cosmetics industry

Green Living Guy

Breaking Green News Conservation going green green business green living news green products biotech birch tree cells cosmeticsCosmetics from Birch Leaves VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has used plant or birch tree cell culture technology.

Who’s bringing China its bacon now that it’s running low?

AFN Sustainable Protein

AgTech Alt Meat/Protein FoodTech Industry Research & Data animal health asia biotech livestock sustainable proteinA worldwide pork deficit is impending and one virus is to blame. But who’s going to fill in the gaps? Meat giant Tyson’s latest earnings reveal it’s not them, with the US-China trade war largely to blame. Could they lose out to alternatives like Impossible Foods? The post Who’s bringing China its bacon now that it’s running low? appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Future Food-Tech London

AFN Sustainable Protein

The Future Food-Tech Summit returns to London and brings together over 500 leaders, senior executives, pioneering innovators and VCs from around the globe.

Future Food-Tech San Francisco

AFN Sustainable Protein

Future Food-Tech is a world-leading event series focusing on the most disruptive technologies transforming our food system.

Future Food-Tech New York

AFN Sustainable Protein

Held annually in New York, San Francisco, London and Singapore, the Future Food-Tech Summit is an international networking event, bringing together 400+ leading food brands, entrepreneurs and investors to showcase solutions, share ideas and create new alliances to accelerate the adoption of new technology solutions.

Switch Bioworks raises $4.3 million for sustainable nitrogen biofertilizer

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 31 — Biotech companies are promising to help farmers cut down on synthetic, and expensive, nitrogen fertilizer. San Carlos, Calif.-based based Switch. The post Switch Bioworks raises $4.3 million for sustainable nitrogen biofertilizer appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Deaflow spotlight: Agrifood megadeals

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 23 – Breakthrough biotech research is driving eight- and nine-digit investments in alternatives to high-carbon food production. Plant-based cheesemaker Nobell Foods, an. The post Deaflow spotlight: Agrifood megadeals appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Agrifood Tech Dealflow

Gates Foundation’s role in Pfizer’s promising COVID vaccine is part of a strategy, not a conspiracy

Impact Alpha

10 – The Gates Foundation’s $55 million equity investment last fall into a German biotech company could have big payoff: an. ImpactAlpha, Nov. Beats Catalytic Capital Health and Medtech Impact Tech

Geltor Raises $18.2m for Animal-Free “Designer Collagen”

AFN Sustainable Protein

AgTech Alt Meat/Protein Investment News Series A Startup Funding Tech VC biotech microbe sustainable proteinGeltor , a Californian startup using computational biology and fermentation techniques to produce collagen products without using animal byproducts, has raised $18.2

Geltor Raises $18.2m for Animal-Free “Designer Collagen”

AFN Sustainable Protein

AgTech Alt Meat/Protein Investment News Series A Startup Funding Tech VC biotech microbe sustainable proteinGeltor , a Californian startup using computational biology and fermentation techniques to produce collagen products without using animal byproducts, has raised $18.2

This Australian Founder Is Tackling Food Waste With Robot-Managed Maggots

Forbes Green Tech

Goterra Founder, Olympia Yarger, shares her inspirational journey from farmer to founder of a highly innovative, fast-growth biotech startup. Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech

Kula Bio raises $50 million to meet demand for sustainable nitrogen biofertilizer

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, February 1 — A raft of biotech startups are helping farmers improve soil quality and rely less on synthetic nitrogen fertilizer, a. The post Kula Bio raises $50 million to meet demand for sustainable nitrogen biofertilizer appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Lamps by Biohm are made from coffee and orange peel

Inhabitant

Biohm, a London biotech and biomanufacturing startup, has created a line of sustainable lampshades called Obscure that are made of 100% coffee chaff and orange peel. Biohm has become an example of what's possible in development and bio-manufacturing of natural materials for the built environment

Pivot Bio rakes in $430 million to replace synthetic nitrogen in agriculture

Impact Alpha

based biotech company Pivot Bio wants to make corn, wheat and rice – the world’s three biggest cereal. ImpactAlpha, July 19 — Berkeley, Calif.-based The post Pivot Bio rakes in $430 million to replace synthetic nitrogen in agriculture appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Ecovative secures $60 million to produce fungus-based materials

Impact Alpha

The biotech company has raised. ImpactAlpha, April 5 — Greenland, New York-based Ecovative produces sustainable materials from mycelium for textile, food and packaging. The post Ecovative secures $60 million to produce fungus-based materials appeared first on Impact Alpha.

New funding for biotechnology scale-ups in Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

A new fund has been launched by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) to enable biotech companies to access specialist facilities, equipment and resources.

Not-so-fast fashion? Captured carbon incorporated in fabric of Zara dress range

Envirotec Magazine

A collaboration between biotech firm LanzaTech and Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has led to the design of a capsule collection for the latter’s largest brand Zara , incorporating fabric seemingly made from waste carbon emissions.

Demo plant produces industrial sugars from mixed household waste fractions

Envirotec Magazine

A UK-based demonstration plant that generates industrial biotechnology sugars and other recycled material streams from the paper and card in mixed household waste has come online in May 2022. The products will be used in the production of several high-performance bio-based materials.

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Sustainable mobility drives the newest employee perk

GreenBiz

San Francisco Bay Area biotech giant Genentech is a world leader in making medicines for diseases such as cancer and cystic fibrosis; it’s even trialing one of its medicines for helping treat COVID-19. Sustainable mobility drives the newest employee perk. Katie Fehrenbacher.

Who’s bringing China its bacon now that it’s running low?

AFN Sustainable Protein

AgTech Alt Meat/Protein FoodTech Industry Research & Data animal health asia biotech livestock sustainable proteinA worldwide pork deficit is impending and one virus is to blame. But who’s going to fill in the gaps?

8 Ways Environmental Toxins Impact Your Health

The Environmental Blog

Fighting against these advanced stages of serious diseases are the focus of research labs and biotech companies everywhere. . There is much talk about saving the environment on the news.

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Net Zero Innovate Podcast: 3. Octopus Energy and the renewables revolution

Business Green

Also in the podcast, the BusinessGreen team rounds up all the latest exciting developments in the world of clean tech and green innovative thinking, taking in biotech gene editing, repurposing EV batteries, and a visit to a small Danish town at the vanguard of energy efficiency technologies.

This wallet can tell you about its carbon impact

GreenBiz

Fashion brand Covalent, created to showcase the potential of a biomaterial called AirCarbon made by biotech firm Newlight Technologies, has started communicating with its customers in a similar way. This wallet can tell you about its carbon impact. Heather Clancy. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 01:00.

Get ready for the next wave of GMOs

GreenBiz

Scientists at the biotech firm Corteva, for example, have developed a high-yield strain of a variety of corn used in food additives and adhesives. Get ready for the next wave of GMOs. Jim Giles. Fri, 10/02/2020 - 02:00.

IBM and Daimler claim quantum leap in lithium-sulfur battery breakthrough

Charged

Modeling molecules isn’t just for biotech anymore – a recent study from Cornell University shows how simulating potential dipole moments in lithium-sulfur batteries could unlock the door for next-generation design. Electric vehicles may be the wave of the future, but each machine is only as good as its battery. A breakthrough in quantum computing from a Daimler-IBM collaboration may change the way we think about the power of lithium.

Tom Ford plastic alternatives contest awards its 8 winners

AGreenLiving

Meet the plastic alternatives finalists From Kenya , Lwanda Biotech addresses both agricultural waste and community-level plastic pollution with packaging alternatives. Sustainable biotech company Kelpi , based in Bath, is also working with seaweed, as is London-based Notpla. Via Plastic Prize Lead image via Pexels Additional images courtesy of Kelpi, Notpla, Sway, Lwanda Biotech, Xampla and Zerocircle.

What Zymergen’s IPO says about 'biofacturing' and green chemistry

GreenBiz

In contrast, "synthetic biotech allows you to go right to the final chemical transformation," Tickner said. What Zymergen’s IPO says about 'biofacturing' and green chemistry. Meg Wilcox. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 01:30. Zymergen made a splash on Earth Day, as the first "biofacturer" to go public.