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...

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...

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...

Beer will sustain us all

University College Cork (UCC) is leading a 6.3 million euro project to boost green business by harnessing 'the potential of yeast'. By tapping in to the processes used to make beer and alcohol, the initiativ...

Innovation allows farmers to go green

Farmers in Australia will soon be able to access clean energy and fertiliser through a groundbreaking new biodigester system. The prototype was unveiled by the Victorian Government this month. Developed by G...

Powering vehicles with potato starch

A four-year European project will see leading institutions from across the continent work on developing biorenewable alternatives for the energy and chemical industries. The Biorenewables Development Centre ...

Wearable detects diseases from sweat

A new wearable which uses sweat to detect diseases including cystic fibrosis (CF) has been developed in America. Sweat contains critical data for medical professionals in the diagnoses of CF, as well as diab...

Food giant launches biosciences arm

|16 April 2017| USA American food giant Smithfield has launched a biosciences arm with a remit to find new ways of using by-products to advance medical health. The multi-billion dollar company will use...

Bioprinted patch mends ‘broken’ heart

|14 April 2017| USA Scientists in America have developed a 3D printed patch which helps a 'broken' heart heal. The breakthrough - made by biomedical engineers based at the University of Minnesota - cou...

Toulouse joins the dots for biotechs

|14 April 2017| FRANCE The biotechnology industry will play a leading role in providing solutions to the mounting global pressures of climate change and food scarcity. Developing bio-based alternatives...