Clearing up oil spills can be much simpler. Utilising nature’s own solutions has enabled Nordic BioEngineering to develop a bio-based absorbent that absorbs oil but rejects water. Thanks to the right contacts, the product is now about to enter a promising market.
Credit card giant American Express has introduced a new version of its ‘Green Card’, which is made primarily from reclaimed marine plastic collected from beaches, islands, and coastal communities from Parley for the Oceans.
According to US-based University of California San Diego, if the team’s method can be optimised for living systems, the implications could be significant for many fields, including cancer therapy, bioremediation, and bioproduction of useful proteins and chemical components.