Startups ready for takeoff

A major airline group has announced it is investing in two exciting tech startups. On the back of its Hangar 51 accelerator programme, International Airlines Group (IAG) has picked Esplorio and Vchain to inv...

Sourcing food directly from the farm

(LONDON) A pioneering company in England that is delivering food to customers directly from the farm has attracted multi-million pound backing. Farmdrop's online 'harvested-to-order' platform puts more mo...

Air Canada to test aviation biofuels

Air Canada has announced it will take part in a project to test biofuels made from used cooking oils on selected flights between Montreal and Toronto. The  Civil Aviation Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emission...

Micro-grids can energise communities

(SINGAPORE) A new collaboration to develop off-grid renewable energy solutions for remote areas of Singapore - and island communities in Asia - is underway. The initiative between ENGIE Lab1, Nanyang Tech...

Harry the bus wants feedback

(LONDON) Harry the bus wants to take you on a trip to see if you like it. This is reality for grown ups not the opening line to a children's programme. Minus a steering wheel or standard controls, Harry t...

A sweet approach to sustainability

(FINLAND) Eating doughnuts is a pretty cool way to learn about anything. And in Finland it is being used to raise awareness about the circular economy. Other subjects take note - your popularity will skyrock...

Vital system monitors food security

An investment of US$6 million is being made in a system used to monitor food security among refugees in Africa. The money donated to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) - from South Korea - will be...

Developing new drugs with fungi

(SWEDEN) Fungi has huge potential as a source for developing new medicines, researchers in Gothenburg have discovered. A team from Chalmers University of Technology has used genome sequencing to source ge...

Vietnam benefits from carbon project

A startup in England that is using bamboo to make tissue paper has become carbon neutral. The Cheeky Panda announced it is partnering with the World Land Trust (WLT) to take part in its ‘Carbon Balanced’ pro...

Jakarta champions circular thinking

(JAKARTA) A US-Indonesian led project to produce bioproducts from waste will 'demonstrate the sustainable circular economy in action' it has been claimed. The JababECO initiative supported by US Vice Pres...