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What were Bio-Based World News' most read stories of 2016?

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 7:30:00 PM

What were Bio-Based World News' most read stories of 2016? As the year comes to an end, Bio-Based World News Editor Luke Upton picks thorough the year’s stories to find the ten most popular by page views…

Our top ten is an eclectic mix and from all over the world. What’s your favourite?  Some of my favourite features from 2016 that don’t make the top ten but I really enjoyed include: How toymakers are taking the lead on bio-based plastics , NEC develop bio-plastic that has the look and colour of traditional Japanese lacquerware and Video: Watch plastic waste be turned into safe, edible mushrooms. So who did make the top ten? 

A big thank you to all our readers, contributors, supporters and commercial partners for your support in 2016. We’ve grown, we’ve changed, we've launched a Quarterly magazine and we’ve gained a lot of new readers! And all the team here are looking forward to sharing more international stories from the world of bio-based products, chemicals and brands in 2017!

Regards and thanks,

Luke, Emily, Liam and all the team at Bio-Based World News 

Bio-Based World News in 2016 - Top 10 Most Read! 

1) Biohacking: Everything you need to know about DIY biology  (April)

2) How orange peel is inspiring a new alternative to plastic packaging. (May)

3) Industry giants Gevo & Clariant announce revolutionary new biotechnology project (May)

4) "Game-changing" DuPont & ADM breakthrough delivers huge bio-based boost. (January)

5) Italy claims world’s first facility to produce bio-plastic from glycerol. (January)

6) Who has won the the Bio-Based Innovation Awards (Europe) 2016? (May) 

7) Commercialization of bio-based products the focus for Ginkgo Bioworks and Amyris partnership. (July) 

8) Carlsberg's new bio-based beer bottles to ‘step up' to sustainability targets. (October)   

9) Sustainability exercise: New hemp Adidas footwear meets fitness and environmental goals. (November) 

10) Korres Natural Products at 20; inside a natural success story. (February) 

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Most read 5 minute’s with… Tom Domen, Global Head of Long Term Innovation at Ecover + Method

Luke, the Editor’s favourite: Biomimicry; an imitation of life offering huge potential.

Emily, Content Executive’s favourite: Coffee fuels people and now its waste is an exciting new bio-based resource.

Liam, Partnership Manager’s favourite: New joint venture Synvina to take a "globally leading role” in FDCA production.

Thanks again! And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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Luke Upton
Luke Upton
Luke is the editor and co-founder of Bio-Based World has edited this site since its launch and previously worked for b2b media companies across industries including energy, advertising and sport. His more