An Alternative to Food Based Bio-Fuels

An example of a Xano Grass plot of land. (Image: Hexas)

Hexas may stem negative externalities from both deforestation and the use of marginal cropland with the successful deployment of its biomass solution. This would be accomplished by converting marginal farmlands into quality farmland in about five years while providing biomass to be used for a number of applications instead of trees.

Re-Nuble – Enabling Vertical Farms to go Organic

Re-Nuble: The world's enabler of closed-loop food for soilless farms. (Image: Re-Nuble)

Globally, agriculture accounts for nearly a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, uses nearly two-thirds of freshwater, and in many countries is also the biggest contributor to water pollution. Vertical and indoor farming is one solution that can fix these problems by reducing carbon footprint and resource usage. The one catch is if these farms want to produce organic produce, some of the inputs used are not organic. This is where Re-Nuble comes in, producing inputs for vertical and indoor farms that are organic-enabling. Tinia Pina digs into this issue and how Re-Nuble is filling in this gap.

Daily Catch – The Hidden Story Behind Our Food

Telling the story behind our food. (Image: Unsplash)

This combined with social media can make for rapid changes in consumer trends as well as how producers operate and produce food. More importantly, the value that Daily Catch mentions can be amplified by promoting its value through creative outlets like TikTok, Instagram, and live and in-person. Effectively bringing education to the masses by leveraging technology could spur a “climate education sector” that could contribute to significant carbon reduction by promoting climate positive brands and practices.

Acuity Agriculture Puts Data To Work for Farmers

Using data to help farmers manage their crops.. (Image: Unsplash)

Acuity Agriculture is a California-based precision agriculture company and Steven Dodge is the founder. Steven and his team have done a remarkable job contracting work with farmers in the West and delivering data-based solutions to help farmers manage their crops.

Getting California Out Of A Drought – By Using Trenches

Leveraging underground trenches to mitigate water loss due to evaporation. (Image: Lauren)

Surface water evaporates and Umida AG’s underground trenches will try to mitigate evaporation. During the winter months, when there’s an abundance of water, the trenches will help recharge underground aquifers for future water use.

Coffee Lovers, You Can Now Use Coffee Grounds As Oil

The Kawa Project is taking spent coffee grounds and upcycling them to create coffee oil and refined oil – both have multiple use cases, from soap and cleaners to candles. Following a previous piece on Kaffe Bueno’s business, Aaron Feigelman, the Founder of The Kawa Project, discusses more about coffee upcycling and what he is working on […]

The Seed (g)Round for Coffee

Wake up and smell the coffee! Kaffe Bueno, a startup upcycling coffee grounds, raised $1.3M in seed funding. Kaffe Bueno is using green chemistry and biotechnology to extend coffee’s potential – minimizing emissions and maximizing reuse.

An Apeeling Raise

Apeel Sciences announced $30M in new funding, in addition to its $250M raise earlier this year. Apeel Sciences develops plant-derived shelf life extension technology for fresh produce that improves quality and reduces food waste. Why does this matter? According to the UN FAO, over 40% of fresh produce goes to waste. More than 50% of the global fruit supply is […]

Proteins From Bugs – But It Tastes Good

When you hear sustainable or alternative proteins, most people often think about plant-based or cell-based meats. However, there’s much more than just meat – there are also other forms of protein, like insects.

Act Soon Or Face a Liquid Death

Throughout human history, transporting food and water has been critical for survival. Today we have plastic water bottles, but how did this start?

Keep Your Cocktails Clean and Classy

Air Company uses proprietary technology to transform carbon dioxide from the air into vodka while helping solve some of our planet’s most forthcoming problems.

An Interview With SolarX

Solutions that are consumer facing are great but are not enough on their own. There needs to be a bigger push for innovation in cold chain and supply chain.

Company Spotlight on Wasteless

Wasteless is an AI-based tracking solution for grocery stores to offer customers dynamic pricing based on product expiration date, helping retailers optimize markdowns, increasing their profitability.

A Meaty Seed Round To Watch

New Age Meats, a biotechnology company growing meat from animal cells, announced $2M in seed extension funding, bringing their total seed round to $4.7M. New Age Meats crafts meat to be tastier, safer, and more sustainable than meat made any other way.

Renewal Mill Company Spotlight

Renewal Mill

This week, we talked with Caroline Cotto, Co-Founder and COO of Renewal Mill, to discuss how Renewal Mill is looking to the future of food upcycling and organic waste bans.