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Adidas and H&M join project to scale circular fashion and recycled fibers

GreenBiz

Over three years, the New Cotton Project will see textile waste collected and sorted via consumer apparel take-back programs, then regenerated into cellulose-based textile fibers by Finnish biotechnology specialist Infinited Fiber Company, the 12 project partners confirmed.

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Biotech France 2020 International Conference and Exhibition

Eco-Business

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 Biotech France 2020 Conference will be held in Paris- France from 24 to 26June 2020.

Project aiming to convert CO2 into animal feed bags £3m government funding

Business Green

Melanie Welham, executive director of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, said the projects and others awarded funding on Friday would "help increase UK agricultural productivity and global competitiveness". "At

Carbon 'rainbow': Unilever pledges $1.2B to scrub fossil fuels from cleaning products

GreenBiz

Unilever's Clean Future program specifically will focus on funding biotechnology research, CO2 use and low-carbon chemistry, as well as biodegradable and water-efficient product formulations. Carbon 'rainbow': Unilever pledges $1.2B to scrub fossil fuels from cleaning products.

Wastewater requires additional treatment to reduce spread of novel coronavirus according to Israeli study

Envirotec Magazine

Ariel Kushmaro of the BGU Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering co-led the study.

Economics Extern

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

We are looking for someone who is both passionate about sustainability and biotechnology and looking to accelerate their professional development. Experience with biotechnology, manufacturing, or supply chain analytics a plus. Economics Extern | Nature’s Fynd | Chicago. Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park.

Economics Extern

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

We are looking for someone who is both passionate about sustainability and biotechnology and looking to accelerate their professional development. Experience with biotechnology, manufacturing, or supply chain analytics a plus. Economics Extern | Nature’s Fynd | Chicago. Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park.

Adidas and H&M fire starting pistol on 'world first' circular fashion project

Business Green

Over three years, the New Cotton Project will see textile waste collected and sorted via consumer apparel take-back programmes, and then regenerated into cellulose-based textile fibres by Finnish biotechnology specialist Infinited Fiber Company, the 12 project partners confirmed.

Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan

GreenBiz

Cheap electricity also will drive synthetic biology — the intersection of information and biotechnologies, where Moore's Law meets Mendel , the father of genetics. Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan. Tom Baruch. Tue, 06/23/2020 - 01:30. The global COVID-19 pandemic is a historic Black Swan event that offers a Green Swan of opportunities to harvest innovation from 50 years of converging exponential technologies.

Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes

Envirotec Magazine

The results have been published in the Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a seemingly low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for homes in winter, charcoal for summer barbecues or water filters in developing countries. Breweries in the EU throw out around 3.4

Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals

GreenBiz

The new processes, which reflect scientific advancements in industrial biotechnology and electrolysis, range from fermentation (using proprietary microorganisms) to electrocatalysis and are at varying stages of development (research scale to full commercialization). Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals. Elizabeth R. Nesbitt. Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:36.

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Meet our Alumni: Mycorena

Green Tech Challenge

A possible solution that stands out from its competition has been presented by Mycorena , a biotechnology company in Sweden, where the key method relies on the use of edible filamentous fungi as a high-protein substituent component for the feed industry. They create value out of waste using fungi biotechnology, which in practice means transforming industrial waste streams into value-added bio-based products.

Unilever pledges to invest €1bn in eliminating fossil fuels from cleaning products by 2030

Business Green

Unilever said the €1bn of funding will specifically finance biotechnology research, CO2 utilisation technologies, low carbon chemistry research, and biodegradable and water-efficient product formulations, while also helping the firm halve its use of virgin plastic by 2025.

Drax teams up with Econic Technologies to drive forward carbon capture plans

Business Green

The partnership builds on Drax's on-going work with Deep Branch Biotechnology to explore the potential of using trapped CO2 emissions to make proteins for animal feed. Energy giant to work with Econic to pioneer new uses for trapped carbon. Energy giant Drax is pushing forward with its plans to develop a new generation of carbon capture, usage and storage technologies at its power plants, yesterday announcing a partnership with Econic Technologies to develop new uses for its stored carbon.

Gene editing could help save the planet — if scientists can avoid the typos

Grist

On Monday, the scientists studying these gene-edited cattle published a paper in the journal Nature Biotechnology explaining what happened. Longtime opponents of biotechnology think that would be a good thing. For the last few years, writers and scientists have marveled at the potential for gene editing to allow farmers to grow more food on less land and allow more of the earth to grow carbon-sucking forests and savannas. The main advantage of gene editing is precision.

Meet the climate expert running to be the first female scientist in the Senate

Grist

She wants to attract new industries to the state like biotechnology and those that will be needed in the energy transition, like manufacturing of electric car parts and advanced nuclear reactors. Merav Ben-David may be the most unlikely candidate to pop up in the entire 2020 election cycle. The Israel-born wildlife ecologist and Democrat is running for U.S. Senate in Wyoming, hoping to fill the vacancy left by Mike Enzi, who is retiring this year.

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

Green Tech Challenge

Green City Solutions' approach is based on biotechnology, a moss culture, which has the ability to attract air pollutants from its surroundings and convert them into its own biomass. 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.

Farmers fear climate crisis will have greater impact on their business than coronavirus

Business Green

A survey of 600 farmers carried out by the pollster on behalf of Swiss biotechnology giant Syngenta in February found 72 per cent were worried about the impact of climate change on their crop yields, animal health, and ability to do business. To coincide with new sustainability strategy agri-business giant Syngenta releases poll showing growing concern worldwide about impact of climate change on crop yields and farmers.

Scientists hail plastic-eating enzyme as 'breakthrough' for recycling

Business Green

The study was carried out by scientists from French bioengineering firm Carbios and the Toulouse Biotechnology Institute with the backing of a consortium of consumer goods firms, including Suntory Beverage and Food Europe - which owns soft drinks brands Ribena and Lucozade - and Nestle Waters. Demonstration plant to open next year for lab-engineered enzyme researchers claim can break down 90 per cent of PET plastic in 10 hours.

Water Intelligence Company KETOS Raises $9M Series A

Better Ventures

We’ll be featuring 10 startups leveraging software, data science, and biotechnology to build a more sustainable food system. We’re thrilled to report that Better Ventures portfolio company KETOS , a provider of water intelligence solutions, closed a $9 million Series A round led by Energy Innovation. We invested in the Company’s seed round over a year ago and participated in the Series A along with existing investor Rethink Impact.

Net Zero: Public taking steps to cut emissions, but fear leadership lacking

Business Green

Concern over climate change far outstripped other issues, with just 12 per cent selecting nuclear war as the "biggest risk to Earth's future", and only five and seven per cent highlighting the misuse of artificial intelligence and biotechnology, respectively. New YouGov survey reveals over half of Brits think climate change is 'the biggest risk to the Earth's future' and are taking steps to curb emissions.

'Carbon rainbow': How Unilever's pledge to eliminate fossil fuels from cleaning products could catalyse the bioeconomy

Business Green

Unilever's Clean Future programme will be specifically focused on funding biotechnology research, CO2 utilisation, and low carbon chemistry, as well as biodegradable and water efficient product formulations.

Fruit-picking robots and carbon-saving animal feeds: Government confirms £24m agri-tech funding boost

Business Green

Led by Nottingham company Deep Branch Biotechnology, the project will use its unique technology to turn carbon dioxide captured at Drax's Selby power station into animal food that can be produced with minimal water usage and without the need for arable farmland.

Sights & Insights: A Look Back at Interactive 2019

Elemental Excelerator

Microvi | Biotechnologies for safe drinking water, wastewater treatment, and renewable chemicals | watch. In mid-May, we hosted over 270 entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, and changemakers at our 6th annual Interactive. CEOs and leaders of 19 portfolio companies spoke about the ir vision to move markets in energy, water, agriculture, mobility, and the circular economy and outlined the opportunities that will come from looking around corners to solve them.

Adidas and H&M join project to scale circular fashion and recycled fibers

AGreenLiving

Over three years, the New Cotton Project will see textile waste collected and sorted via consumer apparel take-back programs, then regenerated into cellulose-based textile fibers by Finnish biotechnology specialist Infinited Fiber Company, the 12 project partners confirmed.

Anthesis: Sustainability Consultant

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Specific competency/ expertise related to technology sector client sustainability challenge(s) (including Information & Communications Technology and/or Biotechnology). Position: Mid/Senior level Sustainability Consultant. Location: San Francisco Bay Area. Job Description: Anthesis is seeking a mid or senior level sustainability consultant to be based in the San Francisco Bay area with expertise in working with the Tech Sector.

Anthesis: Sustainability Consultant

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Specific competency/ expertise related to technology sector client sustainability challenge(s) (including Information & Communications Technology and/or Biotechnology). Position: Mid/Senior level Sustainability Consultant. Location: San Francisco Bay Area. Job Description: Anthesis is seeking a mid or senior level sustainability consultant to be based in the San Francisco Bay area with expertise in working with the Tech Sector.

Architects envision a green, solar-powered skyscraper

AGreenLiving

Powered by ground heat pumps and solar energy , the conceptual design promotes a new type of urban development that not only meets the needs of local citizens, but also uses technology and biotechnology to reduce its environmental impact and improve livability. Warsaw-based architecture firm FAAB Architektura has unveiled designs for the Vertical Oasis Building, a conceptual skyscraper that would use renewable energy to reduce its carbon footprint.

Event - SRI 30

Green Market Oracle

In his two terms as Governor, Patrick oversaw the expansion of affordable health care to more than 98 percent of state residents, launched initiatives stimulating clean energy and biotechnology, won a national Race to the Top grant, and steered the state out of recession to a 25-year high in employment. The 30th edition of the SRI Conference will take place on November 13-15, 2019 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Ecumenical Greens: the rise in centrist environmental politics

Business Green

And unlike the Greens, Sustainable New Zealand is not opposed to science (particularly biotechnology), nor is it hostile towards business, and seeks to work with farmers, not against them. Bright Blue's Patrick Hall. When you think of Green Parties, no matter the country you're in, you instinctively associate them with left-wing politics. The label of ‘watermelons' captures the essence of this; green on the outside but, red really on the inside.

This LA startup turns spoiled milk into biodegradable T-shirts

AGreenLiving

LA-based startup Mi Terro is using biotechnology to turn a portion of that food waste into sustainable fibers for biodegradable T-shirts. Did you know that 128 million tons of milk are wasted every year? Transforming spoiled milk into clothing may seem like something from the future, but Mi Terro already has it down to a science.

Carbon ‘rainbow’: Unilever pledges $1.2B to scrub fossil fuels from cleaning products

AGreenLiving

” Unilever’s Clean Future program specifically will focus on funding biotechnology research, CO2 use and low-carbon chemistry, as well as biodegradable and water-efficient product formulations. For example, in Slovakia, the company is working with biotechnology company Evonik Industries to develop the production of rhamnolipids, a renewable and biodegradable surfactant used in its Sunlight dishwashing liquid in Chile and Vietnam.

Which countries are responsible for all that ocean plastic?

Grist

Ramani Narayan, a professor at the Michigan Biotechnology Institute’s College of Engineering who was not involved in the study, agreed, although he stressed that the new research doesn’t exactly exonerate Asian countries. China and Japan are among the “ many, many countries ” flooding U.S.

WCS Event: More Women on Corporate Boards | February 20, 2020

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Yoler has been very active in continuing her education at Stanford in board governance, biotechnology, biochemistry, neuropsychology, neuroscience and geology. Join WCS for a panel discussion to explore reasons for under-representation and how to achieve higher diversity on corporate boards. Click here to Register. Date And Time. Thu, February 20, 2020. 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST. Add to Calendar. Location. Morrison & Foerster LLP. 425 Market Street. San Francisco, CA 94105. View Map.

Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals

AGreenLiving

The new processes, which reflect scientific advancements in industrial biotechnology and electrolysis, range from fermentation (using proprietary microorganisms) to electrocatalysis and are at varying stages of development (research scale to full commercialization). Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals Elizabeth R.

Why We’re Excited about Synthetic Biology

Better Ventures

Pow’s vision is to transform the landscape of bio-manufacturing by leveraging revolutionary biotechnology to enable environmentally sustainable and financially feasible continuous bio-manufacturing.

A Climate Change Fashion Show and Tell

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Young, who completed her Bachelor’s in molecular biology and biotechnology, sees art as a way of getting people to care about the science. By Paricha Duangtaweesub. Palo Alto Grand Opening of Apocalypse Project. Catherine Sarah Young believes in the power of experiences and the impact of sharing them. “If If you experience something, it stays with you forever,” she proclaimed at the speaker panel and fashion show event “ Apocalypse Project: Ideas for a Hotter Planet.”

Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan

AGreenLiving

Cheap electricity also will drive synthetic biology — the intersection of information and biotechnologies, where Moore’s Law meets Mendel , the father of genetics. Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan Tom Baruch Tue, 06/23/2020 – 01:30 The global COVID-19 pandemic is a historic Black Swan event that offers a Green Swan of opportunities to harvest innovation from 50 years of converging exponential technologies.

Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan

AGreenLiving

Cheap electricity also will drive synthetic biology — the intersection of information and biotechnologies, where Moore’s Law meets Mendel , the father of genetics. Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan Tom Baruch Tue, 06/23/2020 – 01:30 The global COVID-19 pandemic is a historic Black Swan event that offers a Green Swan of opportunities to harvest innovation from 50 years of converging exponential technologies.