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?

Cleantech 50 to Watch Case Study: Ryp Labs

CleanTech Group

Nisa Mirza of Cleantech Group sat down with Moody Soliman, 50 to Watch Agriculture & Food Biotech food waste greenhouse gas emissionsSolution: Ryp Labs produces fresh produce preservation solutions using a bio-inhibitor sticker.

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!

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

Brief: Nutrition Technologies lands $20m to expand insect-protein operation across Asia

AFN Sustainable Protein

The biotech company’s production system leverages black soldier fly larvae to produce proteins for animal feed and fertilizers. Singapore-based insect protein producer Nutrition Technologies has closed a $20 million equity round.

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India’s first insect farming startup Loopworm secures $3.4m seed round led by Omnivore, WaterBridge

AFN Sustainable Protein

Indian insect biotech startup Loopworm has raised $3.4 Accelerators & startups Investment News Seed Tech VC Uncategorized alternative protein asia biotech food waste india insect farming Startups sustainability sustainable protein

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.

Meet the founder: Mzansi Meat’s co-founders on building a global foodtech company with African roots

AFN Sustainable Protein

AFN: What was your experience in putting together a biotech team? In South Africa, we were the first company to [apply biotech to food], so we didn’t have a precedence. For instance, Wade, our R&D director, has g20 years of commercial biotech experience.

The 4th edition of Biotech France 2020 International Conference and Exhibition

Eco-Business

Biotech France 2020 Conference will be held in Paris- France from 23 to 25June 2020

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: 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!

UK alternative protein: UK could be leader with faster regulation, more funding for cell ag

AFN Sustainable Protein

million last year in a project called the ‘Culturedmeat Project’ by Spanish cultivated meat startup BioTech Foods. All eyes are on the next country in the world to approve and regulate the sale of alternative meat products produced through cell-culturing techniques.

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 […].

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

Alternative protein research should be open access – GFI’s Kell

AFN Sustainable Protein

Alt Meat/Protein FoodTech Funds Industry Research & Data alternative protein biotech Europe Startups sustainability sustainable protein UK“We need a lot of publicly-funded open-access research to advance this field as quickly as possible.”

Meet the founder: Marica Quarsingh of Sea-Stematic on creating the ‘Tesla of Seafood’

AFN Sustainable Protein

They have run and owned some parts of the value chain and have biotech companies that have patents in different parts of the world that have been majorly funded.

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

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?

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Swiss firm reveals first ever shoe made from carbon emissions

Envirotec Magazine

The CO is captured initially using technology from Italian biotech firm Lanzatech – a proprietary fermentation process that depends upon “selected and naturally occurring bacteria”, which converts the carbon-rich gas to ethanol.

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.

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.

Start-up providing sustainable Omega-3 secures £2.3m funding

Envirotec Magazine

Our commercial demonstrator plant, due to be completed early in 2023, will help us improve food security globally, while our research department continues to drive the development of exciting, commercially viable biotech innovations.”.