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.

Strella Biotechnology secures $8 million to reduce produce waste

Impact Alpha

The post Strella Biotechnology secures $8 million to reduce produce waste appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, June 16 — Investments in “demand planning,” to better understand the perishability of food products, for example, are on the upswing, ReFED’s.

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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.

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

Will alternative proteins disrupt textiles?

GreenBiz

The same biotechnological improvements that are contributing to the rapid growth in alternative food proteins are also opening new possibilities for textiles and materials

How healthy is plant-based protein? Singapore study seeks answers for $10 billion fake meat industry

Eco-Business

Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation wants to find out if meat substitutes are healthier than the real thing

New funding to support growth of Scotland’s bioeconomy

Envirotec Magazine

New funding available from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) aims to help grow Scotland’s bioeconomy. The latest tranche of its innovation fund is now open for proposals.

Sustainable revolution: biomaterials poised to render fur, skins out of fashion

Eco-Business

Innovators around the globe are achieving inspiring results using natural sources, traditional knowledge, and advanced biotechnology techniques to develop sustainable materials for the fashion industry

Meet our Alumni: Mycorena

Green Tech Challenge

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Scents and sustainability: Do the ESG credentials of the flavours and fragrances industry stink?

Eco-Business

Notorious for animal testing and unsustainable sourcing, a first sector-wide report highlights the progress the flavours and fragrances industry has made in sustainability, aided by activists, consumer demand and biotechnology

Data driven methods to boost microalgae production and CO2 capture

Envirotec Magazine

The measurement technologies to be developed in the project will be applicable also for other biotechnological processes. Industrial biotechnology is becoming more and more an important part of sustainable industrial practices.

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.

Linchpin of Gates Foundation’s health strategies, ‘global access agreements’ fail their COVID-19 test

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 10 – Legal agreements between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and private biotechnology companies were supposed to be the great equalizer.

Solar superior to nuclear for powering Mars mission

Envirotec Magazine

Both Abel and Berliner are members of the Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES), a project developing biotechnologies to support space exploration. Photovoltaics could be efficiently deployed across half the planet, says peer-reviewed study.

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.

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Meet Our Members: Introducing Greentown’s Newest Startups of Q2 2022

Greentown Labs

FORAY bioscience develops new biotechnologies to produce the wood products without cutting down a single tree.

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.

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.

Comparing aeration and biofiltration for odour impact

Envirotec Magazine

Among the latest systems to emerge from biotechnology research are two that are becoming more and more established: mechanical ventilation and biofiltration. A study of two wastewater treatment plants in Cordoba, Spain evaluates the odorous impact of the technologies deployed in each.

Fish oils to create eco-friendly surfactants for detergent

Envirotec Magazine

With six-figure funding support from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), Eco Clean is aiming to develop a more sustainable alternative to traditionally petrochemical-based surfactants, which can be produced at scale.

Carbon Recycling: Microbes, Jet Fuel and Leggings

GreenTechMedia

Jennifer hints at the potential for applying genetics expertise from medicine to industrial biotechnology; one day Lanzatech hopes to produce acetone, isopropyl alcohol and other valuable chemicals directly from its carbon-eating microbes.

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

Business Green

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

Enel X collaborates with Biogen to electrify employee vehicle fleet

Charged

Charging management specialist Enel X is working with Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) to electrify the biotechnology company’s employee vehicle fleet. Biogen has committed to convert its global fleet of over 1,000 vehicles to EVs by 2025.

Carbon Recycling: Microbes, Jet Fuel and Leggings

GreenTechMedia

Jennifer hints at the potential for applying genetics expertise from medicine to industrial biotechnology; one day Lanzatech hopes to produce acetone, isopropyl alcohol and other valuable chemicals directly from its carbon-eating microbes.

5 circular economy startups we've got our eyes on

GreenBiz

Huue is a biotechnology startup working to clean up the apparel industry’s manufacturing footprint by creating sustainable dyes for textiles, food and cosmetics. 5 circular economy startups we've got our eyes on. Sherrie Totoki. Thu, 06/03/2021 - 01:15.

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

Re-introduction of sugar beet to Scotland takes significant step forward

Envirotec Magazine

Our funding will help unlock a vital next step for this project to support sustainable fuel and chemicals production through biotechnology, and ultimately create new jobs and investment to strengthen communities across Scotland.

TED Talk: Possible Futures from the Intersection of Nature, Tech, and Society

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

This is already happening in the field of biotechnology for consumer goods where drop-in replacements for harmful ingredients ignore that broader context and reinforce social and ecological inequities.

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.

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.

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.

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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A WEEE dram? Extracting metals from electronics waste using whiskey co-products

Envirotec Magazine

A filtration system fuelled by whisky co-products is being developed by researchers to sustainably extract rare and valuable metals – including gold, silver, and palladium – from waste electronics using a new combined biological and chemical approach.

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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.

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.

2022 Decarbon8 AgTech funding round open now

E8 Cleantech Angels

Ag and ecosystem biotechnology (e.g. Summer 2022. Decarbon8-US Request for Application : AgTech Innovation & Decarbonization. Apply online by June 27 at the latest. E8, an impact investor community specializing in climate tech and cleantech, invites applications from early-stage companies to its 2022 Decarbon8-US funding round focused on technological solutions that advance regenerative agriculture and reduce its environmental impacts.

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.

GreenTech Painting: Eco-Painting Services for the Home, Business and More

Green Business Bureau

Granados’ experience in sustainable agriculture, tropical botany and pesticide research combined with Rojas’ expertise in plant biotechnology and occupational health has allowed them to redirect the painting industry and find a balance between technology and nature. .

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.