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Algae biotech research facility to launch in Noosa

Sustainability Matters

February 3, 2020

Biotech start-up Provectus Algae will open a new research and development foundry in Noosa next month to further its groundbreaking work with algae as a platform to grow biologics. The facility is reported to be the first of its kind in the world. By programing algae biology, Provectus Algae is working to create new biosynthetic solutions for the production of medicines, vaccines, plant-based foods and

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Eco-Innovation, Healthcare & Nutrition



11 Promising Plastic Replacements

It’s not a pretty picture—non-biodegradable, petroleum-based plastics are inexorably choking our waterways, our oceans, and threatening ecosystems around the world. Fortunately, materials science is developing several planet-friendly alternatives to conventional plastics—in several cases, these materials derive from renewable sources and are highly biodegradable.

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Eco-Innovation, Industry & Packaging, Waste Management & Recycling


Treat Wastewater Sludge with the Respect It Deserves

When science, technology, and social need converge, results can be breathtaking in scope and impact.  Consider, for example, the noticeable shift occurring in society’s approach to dealing with nuisance waste streams of all types. Let’s focus on one issue—that of municipal wastewater treatment. Such wastewater is commonly treated by biologically breaking down organic waste

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Eco-Innovation, Waste Management & Recycling, Water Quality & Water Pollution