Flax fiber seats for race car, shrimp shell and coffee ground leather, Checkerspot raises $36M and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 27th

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The race for biobased innovations is on! But first, take a seat like Formula One racing major McLaren is doing – on lightweight flax fiber composite seats which provide the requisite strength and low weight for a race car while creating 75% less carbon dioxide to make. While your at it, put on a cool faux-leather jacket made from shrimp shells and coffee grounds that is durable and soft like animal leathers, or a eucalyptus and pomegranate hoodie to keep you warm.

In today’s Digest, dive into these innovations and get the latest on Checkerspot, maker of algae materials used in skis that just raised $36 million, P&G’s detergent’s biobased claims that are getting slammed by the Better Business Bureau, and more.



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