From no-fuss fashion to peptide pesticides: BIO members recognized for green solutions

Two Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) member companies won recognition for their dedication to finding innovative green solutions and alternatives.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented New Jersey-based biotech company Modern Meadow with the Small Business Award at the 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for their Bio-FREED™ Powered by Bio-Alloy™ textile dyeing process.

Modern Meadow’s mission is to make textiles more sustainable. Their dyeing technology is more efficient and uses up to 95% less water in the process than conventional methods, in addition to 75% less energy and 80% less dyes and chemicals.

“All of us at Modern Meadow are very honored by this award,” said David Williamson, the company’s Chief Science and Technology Officer, in a press release.

Reuters Events also announced the winners of the 2023 Responsible Business Awards, celebrating innovation strategies of businesses striving for a greener future.

Among the 700 applicants from 51 countries, juried by 25 independent judges, was BIO member Vestaron that was highly commended in the category of Product Innovation.

Vestaron was recognized for its agricultural efforts in keeping crops safe by using an alternative insecticide instead of traditional chemical protectors.

Vestaron’s peptide-based solution is a natural insecticide and can be used on its own, or “in rotation with other conventional insecticides as an excellent IPM and resistance management tool.”

“Working with, rather than against nature, without sacrificing performance or safety, Vestaron have provided a powerful solution, protecting nature and delivering food safety,” Reuters said in the announcement.

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