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.

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

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Meet our Alumni: Mycorena

Green Tech Challenge

In recent years, there has been an awakening in the general public when it comes to environmental responsibility, putting immense pressure on companies to deliver sustainable and eco-friendly products.Almost all industries you can imagine produce some type of waste material, an example being the food processing industry, where large amounts of liquid waste are produced.

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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.

Rebranded Ginkgo-spinout & ingredients innovator Motif FoodWorks raises $27.5m, hones in on animal-free

AFN Sustainable Protein

Food ingredients innovator Motif has raised $27.5 The rebrand emphasizes Motif’s plans to become a supplier of innovative ingredients to food innovators with a particular emphasis on its partnership with parent company Ginkgo Bioworks, the microbe manufacturer.

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

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Everyone loves a good TED Talk, here’s one of our favorites: In this innovative TED Talk, Faber Futures Founder Natsai Audrey Chieza, says for a more just and sustainable future, it’s time for a radical approach to design.

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.

Top brands strengthen links between net zero goals and supply chain innovation

Business Green

The declaration tucks into the Exponential Roadmap Initiative , which appeals to "innovators, transformers and disrupters" aligning their business with the Paris Agreement aspiration of limiting global temperature increases to 1.5

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 Centre for Process Innovation UK is expected to join soon as a new project partner.

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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.

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

Greentown Labs

EVLO designs, delivers, and operates energy storage systems with advanced safety and sustainability features to power a brighter future. Carbonext produces high-quality graphene in a cost-effective, sustainable, and scalable manner.

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

GreenBiz

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. Entrepreneurs are on the verge of creating an era that will be marked by abundance, sustainability and resilience.

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. He added that Unilever was committed to ensuring there would be no trade-off for consumers between products' "efficacy and sustainability". "We

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. Innovation. 5 circular economy startups we've got our eyes on. Sherrie Totoki. Thu, 06/03/2021 - 01:15.

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

Business Green

REACT-FIRST consortium aims to turn CO2 captured at Drax’s biomass power plant in Yorkshire into sustainable animal feed. At UKRI our aim is to turn the food production sector into a beacon of innovation," she explained.

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

Envirotec Magazine

Sugar beet is seen as a key building block for the development of sustainable supply chains and a ‘bioeconomy’, which uses natural materials instead of petrochemical compounds in manufacturing. Crop harvested for first time in 50 years will support development of a bio-economy in Scotland.

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

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Join Women in Cleantech & Sustainability for the kickoff event of our 2020 Executive Leadership Workshop series: More Women on Corporate Boards. She then pivoted to focus on leveraging advanced technology for sustainable outcomes.

Meet our Alumni: Mycorena

Green Tech Challenge

In recent years, there has been an awakening in the general public when it comes to environmental responsibility, putting immense pressure on companies to deliver sustainable and eco-friendly products. 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.

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

Green Business Bureau

At GreenTech Painting, the philosophy “from quoting to disposing” reflects how sustainability is incorporated throughout every area of the company. If necessary, however, then the GreenTech Painting team finds a sustainable, and often unique, solution for their paper use.

Finland pilot plant demonstrates production of bioplastic from soy residues

Envirotec Magazine

“This way we can offer a sustainable alternative to sugar and corn based polylactic acid, i.e. PLA,” says Henri Nieminen, CEO of Finnfoam. Molasses is one of the by-products contributed to the project by Nordic Soya.

2022 Decarbon8 AgTech funding round open now

E8 Cleantech Angels

Decarbon8-US Request for Application : AgTech Innovation & Decarbonization. Decarbon8 leverages both philanthropic and personal capital to support early-stage companies whose technologies and business models can dramatically accelerate the transition to more environmentally sustainable solutions. This year’s Decarbon8 round prioritizes innovation in greenhouse gas reduction in the agriculture sector and welcomes applications from various AgTech sectors. Summer 2022.

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.

Lamps by Biohm are made from coffee and orange peel

AGreenLiving

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. And, therefore, to create ethically-sourced and locally-fabricated high-performance sustainable products.

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

Business Green

French scientists have discovered a plastic-eating enzyme they claim could offer an innovative recycling solution for millions of tonnes of toxic plastic waste material, according to "breakthrough" new research funded by a clutch of consumer goods firms.

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

Business Green

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.

Water Intelligence Company KETOS Raises $9M Series A

Better Ventures

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. KETOS combines innovative hardware with sophisticated software to revolutionize water safety and infrastructure management with continuous, real-time, cloud-based monitoring and analytics.

Behind from the start: The UK is failing to invest in alt-proteins while the world marches on

Business Green

Plant based foods are incredibly popular in the UK, and not just among vegans: one-fifth of meat eaters report eating a sustainable protein option at least once a month.

A Climate Change Fashion Show and Tell

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Young and her collaborators are working on a version of the future where we live sustainability and in harmony with nature. Young, who completed her Bachelor’s in molecular biology and biotechnology, sees art as a way of getting people to care about the science. The thought brings me back to her encouragement at the event to “contribute in your best way” toward a sustainable future. By Paricha Duangtaweesub. Palo Alto Grand Opening of Apocalypse Project.

Sights & Insights: A Look Back at Interactive 2019

Elemental Excelerator

Then capital flows, and the creative innovations that come from many of the folks that you’re going to see today will be part of those breakthroughs that will help to improve the human condition.” Microvi | Biotechnologies for safe drinking water, wastewater treatment, and renewable chemicals | watch. FlyWire | Electronic monitoring for sustainable fisheries | watch.

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

Business Green

The government has announced the recipients for its latest wave of sustainable farming R&D funding, awarding £24m of support to nine projects working on everything from carbon capture technologies to fruit-picking robots.

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.

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2022: And the winner is.

Business Green

Last night over 400 top green business leaders, sustainability executives, investors, campaigners, and politicians gathered at The Brewery in central London for the 12th annual BusinessGreen Leaders Awards. Young Sustainability Executive of the Year. Sustainability Team of the Year.

Why We’re Excited about Synthetic Biology

Better Ventures

While synthetic biology isn’t new, its potential as a means for scalable and sustainable production has been dramatically enhanced by the recent breakthrough innovations of low-cost DNA sequencing and gene editing tools such as CRISPR-Cas9.

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. Its innovative, patent-pending process can also be used to make other eco-friendly products and offer a sustainable substitute for plastic.

The 2020 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

GreenBiz

We are proud to introduce our fifth annual cohort of twentysomethings who are sustainability leaders within — and without — their companies, nonprofits and communities. Senior Sustainability Lead, MetLife; New York. All aspects of sustainability are pretty core to that.".

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

AGreenLiving

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. We are presented with a rare opportunity to invest in new innovations, rebuild our data and power infrastructures and supply chains to restore and strengthen the economy while healing the environment.

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

AGreenLiving

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. We are presented with a rare opportunity to invest in new innovations, rebuild our data and power infrastructures and supply chains to restore and strengthen the economy while healing the environment.