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BioTech Research Sustainability

The innovative circular technologies of URBIOFIN project for municipal waste management are ready to be implemented Europe-wide

The majority of the municipal biowaste generated in Europe is managed by landfilling and incineration thus missing out on its valorisation potential. In coherence with the EU legislation, the organic fraction of municipal waste should be treated using novel treatment methods based on green technologies, and the potential to be further valorised to bio-based products. […]

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FoodTech Plant-based Foods Protein

Gavan develops zero-waste plant protein extraction 

Gavan Technologies, Ltd., has developed a novel, waste-free protein extraction method that completes the sustainability loop through the sustainability practice of upcycling. The foodtech start-up supports the circular economy by positioning total plant extraction at the core of its operations. “Our new, multistep technological platform enables us to take any plant source, isolate and extricate […]

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AgTech Sustainability

Future Crops Moves to 100% Renewable Energy

Future Crops, Ltd., has taken its vertical farm a further step off the grid by shifting to reliance on 100% renewable energy. Harnessing the natural green powers of solar and wind energy, the company also is solving the primary hurdle to bringing the industry to a substantially greater carbon-neutral position, all while advancing its sustainability […]

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Agriculture Sustainability

World’s first eco-industrial park for agribusiness

Zero-waste, circular economy and carbon offsetting are the buzz phrases that resound across the sustainability spectrum, particularly within the global agriculture industry. While many still contemplate their future actions, Parkactive is stepping forward with a new eco-industrial park concept in Colombia that achieves these fundamentals. CEO Cyril Kluxen spoke to Andy Probert on efforts to […]

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Agriculture Startups Sustainability

When Zero-Waste Meets 3D Printing

GREENFILL3D – a Polish start-up operating on the edge of ecological, biodegradable materials and 3D printing, announces the premiere of its unique filament based on wheat bran – GF3D Branfill3d. The material was created in accordance with the modern concepts of zero-waste and circular economy – the wheat bran is a production waste resulting from […]

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FoodTech Fresh Produce Packaging

StePac Launches Lean and Fully Recyclable Top Seal Solution

Attractive top-seals extend shelf life of fresh fruits and ready-to-eat salads. Tefen, Israel – Fresh produce packaging innovators, StePac Ltd. has expanded its range of top seals with new solutions to boost the retail fresh produce packaging sector. Its newly upgraded portfolio includes lean and fully recyclable easy peel film structures designed to be sealed […]

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Agriculture AgTech Sustainability Water

This startup is using the world’s biggest agwaste product to transform global water management

Glanris is a circular economy solution that processes rice hulls to turn them into a high-performance hybrid water filtration media. It’s faster, more efficient, and significantly cheaper than traditional water filtration methods. “The rice hull filtration method was developed by a professor from a local university in Memphis, the mayor introduced me to some people […]

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AgTech BioTech Hydroponics Vertical Farming

How can vertical farms use less energy and produce better and faster?

In Chicago, Back of the Yards Algae Sciences (BYAS), a sustainable biotechnology  company has been working on a simple but elegant solution – …grow faster, grow better, and grow smarter by letting nature help itself. Vertical farming (VF) is a potential solution for the production of high-quality, accessible, and climate-friendly nutrition for growing urban populations. However, […]

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Agricultural Books AgTech FoodTech Startups Women Entrepreneurs

From Farms to Incubators

“From Farms to Incubators,” founded by award-winning journalist Amy Wu, recently kicked off its special exhibition that features women founders in agtech at the National Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, Calif. The Exhibition is a companion to Amy’s book “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown,” to be published by Linden Publishing […]

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Aquaculture Feed FoodTech Fund Raise

Fish feed start-up, eniferBio, raised €1 million in funds

eniferBio, a biotech startup created under VTT LaunchPad deep tech startup incubator in 2019, recently raised more than €1 million in funding from Nordic FoodTech VC, which invests in the food technology, and Voima Ventures, which invests in science-based deep tech startups. The startup has developed a a new and sustainable production process for a […]