Hybrids to get coconut industry modernization going.

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

The most immediate threat to the Philippine coconut industry is declining raw material supply. Almost all coconut oil mills are running below operating capacity and the prices of whole nuts, grated fresh coconut and buko [...]

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ADM find “breakthrough process” for a “long-sought molecule”

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly [...]

The future of biofuels

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

In the efforts to decarbonize the transportation industry, vehicles with varying degrees of electrification get most of the attention. But liquid fuels will predominate a while longer thanks to the delivery infrastructure circling the globe, [...]


By | January 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Skiing Business recently had a Q&A with Gregory Hagguist and Duncan Edwards about turning coconut shells into a leading competitor in the breathable waterproof products. Here are some highlights: What makes Cocona “green”? The activated [...]

CDB Inst to launch flavoured coconut juice

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

After Neera and other value added products, it is now the turn of coconut juice to hit the market as a ready-to-drink beverage. Developed by CDB Institute of Technology, the flavoured coconut juice will soon [...]

Innova’s top 10 food, beverage trends for 2016

By | November 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

The “clean eating” trend has inspired a back to basics approach in product development and is an overarching theme in Innova Market Insights’ Top 10 Trends list for 2016. New global products tracked with “organic” [...]

Scientists Develop “Thirsty” Nanopore Water Filtration Device

By | November 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Water is the most important substance to humans, by far. Some nations have better access to it than others; those surrounded by the sea in drier climates often use desalinization plants that remove the salt [...]

From Zero to Coco-Nuts

By | November 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Vita Coco, the leader in the US and the UK with a majority market share, is credited as the creator of the coconut water market. The independently owned brand originated in Brooklyn a decade ago, [...]

A Seismic Shift in How People Eat

By | November 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

IT’S easy to make fun of people in big cities for their obsession with gluten, or chia seeds, or cleanses. But urbanites are not the only ones turning away from the products created by big [...]

Dwarf coconut trees may fetch huge profits

By | November 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

PANAJI: The coconut tree has been tapped for heady liquor, feni and water as an energizing health drink, but sourcing it additionally for 'nira' or converting it into sugar, healthy even for diabetics, promises to [...]