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BIOPRODUCTS UPDATE

A circular approach turns protein-rich waste water into food raw material

November 20, 2018

Process waters that are continuously pumped out as waste from the seafood industry contain valuable nutrients that could be used in food or aquaculture feed.


A.I. turns 57 million crop fields into stunning abstract art

November 20, 2018

Detailed (and beautiful) information on 57 million crop fields across the U.S. and Europe are now available online.


Composites from renewable and sustainable resources: Challenges and innovations

November 20, 2018

Greener biocomposites from plant-derived fiber and crop-derived plastics with higher biobased content are continuously being developed. This research holds the promise of advancing a key global sustainability goal.


Edible cotton: How genetically modified cottonseed could revolutionize food and feed production

November 20, 2018

Glands throughout the cotton plant produce a toxic pigment called gossypol that limits its use as feed stock. Researchers have supressed the gossypol gene in cotton seeds, allowing their protein to be consumed safely.


Microorganisms help production

November 20, 2018

Oil is still the most economically attractive resource for fuels and basic chemicals that can be used to manufacture everyday products such as plastic bottles and detergent. New biotechnological processes aim to simplify the use of renewable biomass as an alternative to the fossil raw material and make it more cost-effective.


New method developed for monitoring pasture nutrients

November 20, 2018

Process compares pasture nutrient levels obtained by traditional laboratory methods to readings from handheld NIRS device.


New Tech to Predict When Food Spoils Could Slash Waste

November 20, 2018

In principle, these technologies are advanced enough that for some foods, at least, a handheld device or mobile phone app could produce a readout on freshness almost instantly, with an accuracy well beyond what a static date stamp could provide.


Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories

November 20, 2018

Scientists present a highly adaptable solution to creating yeast biohybrids with enhanced metabolism driven by light energy.


Space-inspired speed breeding for crop improvement

November 20, 2018

Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops. By shortening breeding cycles, the method allows scientists and plant breeders to fast-track genetic improvements such as yield gain, disease resistance and climate resilience in a range of crops.


Time for the cow to mooove over? A look beyond the cow

November 20, 2018

The nutrition side of industrial biotechnology is, ahem, mooving faster with news that Beyond Meat has filed for its IPO and Perfect Day has inked a Joint Development Agreement with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to scale up the production of dairy proteins using fermentation in microflora.