BSI publishes net zero blueprint for scaling industrial biotechnology sector

Business Green

National standards body partners with government innovation agency InnovateUK and the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum on major new report setting out full potential for bio feedstocks. This "virtuous cycle" will stimulate investment in industrial biotechnology, it states.

Meet our Alumni: Mycorena

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Life sciences expert and former FT journalist joins IBioIC to lead industry engagement

Envirotec Magazine

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has appointed Liz Fletcher as its new director of business engagement and operations, to support the growth of Scotland’s developing bioeconomy and delivery of the National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology. Liz Fletcher.

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.

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.

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.

Making biofuels from seawater rather than crude oil

Envirotec Magazine

The Manchester research group, led by Professor Nigel Scrutton, Director of the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) and supported by the prestigious US-based international maritime research agency Office of Naval Research Global (ONR), is using synthetic biology to help identify a more efficient and sustainable method to make biofuel than the one currently used. Biotechnology- reducing environmental impact.

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

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.

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).

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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.

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.

‘Keep off the grass’: the biofuel that could help us achieve net zero

Envirotec Magazine

The paper ‘Physiological and transcriptional response to drought stress among bioenergy grass Miscanthus species’ is published in Biotechnology for Biofuels. Miscanthus grass grown as a crop for biofuels.

Finland pilot plant demonstrates production of bioplastic from soy residues

Envirotec Magazine

“This project is both an excellent example of what expertise in industrial biotechnology can achieve and a triumph in converting a challenging industrial residue into a higher value product using microbes. Molasses is one of the by-products contributed to the project by Nordic Soya.

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.

First GMO mosquitoes to be released in the Florida Keys

Grist

This spring, the biotechnology company Oxitec plans to release genetically modified, or GM, mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. This story was originally published by Undark and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interview: Elizabeth Kolbert on why we’ll never stop messing with nature

Grist

But it goes from regional engineering solutions through biotechnology, through gene editing, and all the way up to solar geoengineering.

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.

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.

Sights & Insights: A Look Back at Interactive 2019

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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.

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.

CleanAirZone debuts a bio-based air purifier at CES 2021

AGreenLiving

Marketed as the “only biotechnology capable of capturing and digesting 99.99% of contamination in the air,” the CleanAirZone system uses the same types of bacteria that have been used to clean the atmosphere for billions of years. At the virtual CES 2021, air purification R&D company CleanAirZone showcased its Bio-Based Air Purifier, a new product that it claims can even eliminate coronaviruses, including COVID-19, with natural biotics and enzymes derived from nature.

Cool foods for a warming planet

Business Green

Back before the pandemic, around 10,000 employees arrived every day at Genentech, a biotechnology company headquartered in South San Francisco. A major US initiative is deploying behavioural insights to slash food waste at corporate canteens.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.