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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. Bio-waste News

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Strella Biotechnology secures $8 million to reduce produce waste

Impact Alpha

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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.

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An offer of ‘kelp’: Recycling marine waste from inactive oil platforms

Envirotec Magazine

Environmentally responsible decommissioning company, CessCon Decom, has teamed up with researchers at Abertay University to explore how marine growth – a waste by-product of the decommissioning process – can be recycled and reused. Bio-waste Recycling and Reuse

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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. Bio-waste

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Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals

GreenBiz

Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals. Using CCU technologies to consume waste feedstocks reportedly can cut production costs; monetize industrial emissions; allow companies to meet CO2 emissions goals; and foster continued development of a circular economy.

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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. Bio-wasteThe latest tranche of its innovation fund is now open for proposals.

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

Envirotec Magazine

Edinburgh-based biotechnology start-up MiAlgae has secured further investment of £2.3m The investment builds on the £850k of grant funding recently secured from Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise. Bio-waste Recycling and Reuse

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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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Swiss firm reveals first ever shoe made from carbon emissions

Envirotec Magazine

Lanzatech’s technology is described as “a combination of cutting-edge genetic engineering, state-of-the-art biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and innovations in mechanical and chemical engineering”. Bio-waste News Recycling and Reuse

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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. Bio-waste

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Kindling a revolution?

Envirotec Magazine

Finding a way to do something more interesting with woody biomass – other than just burning it – is a long-standing grail for biotechnology research. Lignin, which is the second most abundant renewable carbon source on Earth, mostly goes to waste as a fuel source.

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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. If we are able to take something that would otherwise be a waste and turn it into a useful biofuel, it can only be a good thing for our planet. Bio-waste

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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. Bio-waste

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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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Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals

AGreenLiving

Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals Elizabeth R. Nesbitt Wed, 05/27/2020 – 14:36 Emerging carbon capture utilization (CCU) technologies potentially allow chemical companies and other manufacturers such as steel companies to convert waste carbon from industrial emissions — in the form of carbon monoxide (CO) and/or carbon dioxide (CO2) — into sustainable, value-added biofuels and chemicals. Original post: Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals.

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‘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. Bio-wasteMiscanthus grass grown as a crop for biofuels.

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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. Bio-waste Recycling and Reuse

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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. The largest source of textiles in municipal solid waste is discarded clothing.

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Comparing aeration and biofiltration for odour impact

Envirotec Magazine

The control and management systems of this type of infrastructure have been concerned with minimizing the environmental and odorous impact of this waste, which directly affects the quality of life, especially for those who live near treatment plants.

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Carbon Recycling: Microbes, Jet Fuel and Leggings

GreenTechMedia

Now, it captures industrial waste gasses, such as CO2 and CO, and recycles them into the chemicals used to make everything from plastics to medical supplies to fabric for Lululemon.

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

Greentown Labs

Kanin Energy ’s third-party financing model and turnkey development approach to waste-heat-to-power projects enables industrial partners to quickly monetize waste heat while significantly mitigating risks of deployment.

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Carbon Recycling: Microbes, Jet Fuel and Leggings

GreenTechMedia

Now, it captures industrial waste gasses, such as CO2 and CO, and recycles them into the chemicals used to make everything from plastics to medical supplies to fabric for Lululemon.

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

GreenBiz

On the carbon rainbow, carbon produced through captured carbon dioxide is dubbed "purple carbon"; plants and biological-sourced carbon is labeled "green carbon"; marine-sourced carbon is branded "blue carbon"; and waste material-sourced carbon is denoted as "grey carbon."

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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.

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

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Microbes can be designed to clean up toxic waste sites or replace petroleum-based textiles with renewable ones.

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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.

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Eco Friendly Retail Packaging Complete Guide (Sustainable Packaging Innovations)

Green Business Bureau

We explain our current waste crisis in detail, before defining an effective business waste management strategy to reduce packaging waste. Use the links below to navigate this guide: The need for sustainable packaging: Giving perspective to our waste crisis. Waste recycled.

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Swiss sports brand creates shoe from captured carbon

Business Green

Using a combination of cutting-edge genetic engineering, state-of-the-art biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and innovations in mechanical and chemical engineering the companies to manufacture chemicals using a process that soaks up waste carbon, rather than emitting it.

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

Green Business Bureau

Rather than ending up as useless waste in the landfill, these plantable cards degrade in soil and grow into herbs and flowering plants, making this a big win for bees and other pollinators.

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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.

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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.

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Lamps by Biohm are made from coffee and orange peel

AGreenLiving

They regularly use excess resources/wastes and byproducts, aiming to reduce use of plastics by replacing them in various products they create. Biohm is working to address several planetary challenges at once: the climate crisis, waste crisis and social injustice.

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Are microbes the future of recycling? It’s complicated.

Grist

Of the waste generated from that plastic, less than a tenth of that has been recycled, researchers estimate. At the end,” he added, “you have exactly the same quantity of plastic waste.”.

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2022 Decarbon8 AgTech funding round open now

E8 Cleantech Angels

Ag and ecosystem biotechnology (e.g. food safety, waste reduction, traceability and processing). Summer 2022. Decarbon8-US Request for Application : AgTech Innovation & Decarbonization. Apply online by June 27 at the latest.

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Sights & Insights: A Look Back at Interactive 2019

Elemental Excelerator

Microvi | Biotechnologies for safe drinking water, wastewater treatment, and renewable chemicals | watch. BioCellection | Upcycling hard-to-recycle plastic waste | watch. Full Cycle Bioplastics | Converting organic waste into compostable bioplastic | watch. EthosGen | Transforming waste heat into energy | watch. In mid-May, we hosted over 270 entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, and changemakers at our 6th annual Interactive.

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Innovative biomaterials to help the world replace plastic

AGreenLiving

“Our material world needs to change radically, and new bio-based material sources, efficient material recycling systems and emerging biotechnologies offer solutions for the transformation,” Kääriäinen said. On Sunday, COP26 began in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Denim and beyond: Huue's pursuit of 'clean colour' dyes

Business Green

This biotechnology company is aiming to disrupt the dye industry and slash its environmental impacts. Biotechnology company Huue (pronounced hue) is on a mission to mimic and replicate nature's rainbow without the use of toxic chemicals. "We

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This LA startup turns spoiled milk into biodegradable T-shirts

AGreenLiving

Did you know that 128 million tons of milk are wasted every year? LA-based startup Mi Terro is using biotechnology to turn a portion of that food waste into sustainable fibers for biodegradable T-shirts.

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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.

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

Business Green

But whilst the government has invested significantly in other solutions to tackling carbon emissions from food - for example food waste and agriculture - it has yet to do so in this sector.

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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.

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Which countries are responsible for all that ocean plastic?

Grist

beaches with plastic waste. That study used 2005 World Bank data on per capita waste generation and how much of that waste was plastic to estimate countries’ total plastic waste output in 2010. million metric tons) of plastic waste entering the oceans each year.

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