[Global] When green cleaning company Ecover announced the launch of a new laundry liquid containing an oil made from algae, as Continue reading From algae to yeast: the quest to find an alternative to palm oil
[USA] Today Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) welcomed news that The University of Toledo (UT) will receive $50,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research into commercial development of an Continue reading $50,000 NSF Award For UT Algal Bio-Chemistry Research: Innovative extraction method sources chemicals from algae instead of from imported oils
Cape Town – Polluted rivers in deciduous fruit-growing areas could result in consumers having to pay more for local fruit and wine.
A Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) study has calculated that polluted river water costs the Continue reading Giving fruit buyers the pip
Following The Ecologist’s revelation about Ecover’s use of synthetic biology to make laundry detergent, the company has put its trials on hold, writes Jim Thomas. But to regain public trust, the company must re-engage honestly with its critics, and its customers… Continue reading Synthetic biology – Ecover must come clean
Ecover refutes allegations that it has been using ‘synthetic biology’ to make soap ingredients from algae. On the contrary, write Tom Domen & Dirk Develter, it’s just old fashioned fermentation, and the company remains at the forefront of sustainability and responsible practice… Continue reading Ecover is as green as ever!