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Biofuels: A Low Hanging Fruit or a Real Solution to Industrial Decarbonization?

By Vidhi Shukla and Ruella Menezes

As the world grapples with the pressing need to mitigate climate change, the search for sustainable energy solutions has intensified. Among the various alternatives to fossil fuels, biofuels have emerged as a promising option. But the question remains: Are biofuels merely a low-hanging fruit, offering easy but limited benefits, or are they a genuine solution to industry decarbonization? In this blog, we explore the potential of biofuels, examining their benefits, challenges, and their role in the future of sustainable energy. 

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Shifting Trends and Challenges in the Professional Cleaning Industry

Shifting Trends and Challenges in the Professional Cleaning Industry

The professional cleaning industry has faced significant ebbs and flows over the past 4–5 years. Before 2020, facility cleaning primarily focused on appearance with less emphasis on health and safety. However, during the pandemic, the focus shifted toward more frequent cleaning, disinfection, and hand hygiene to ensure the safety of building occupants. Today, as the industry contends with new challenges, several divergent trends are emerging, with some driving increased sales while others resulting in decreased demand for professional cleaning products.

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Healthy Crops and Maximum Yields Depend on Effective Nematode Control

Healthy Crops and Maximum Yields Depend on Effective Nematode Control

Nematodes can be found in abundance in the soil and can be beneficial to plants, as they can eat fungus and bacteria and also improve the overall health of the soil. However, some nematodes can cause certain problems for plants or crops. The most commonly treated nematode pests are root-knot, lesion, cyst, stubby root, sting, and dagger nematodes. Fortunately, most species of nematodes either have no effect or are highly useful for plants. Many species of nematodes are ‘free-living’; i.e., living in soil, sea, and freshwater, and feed on bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and even other nematodes, and play a significant role in nutrient cycling and release of nutrients for plant growth. Other nematodes attack insects and help to control insect pests.

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Key Personal Care Ingredient Trends for 2024 and beyond

Key Personal Care Ingredient Trends for 2024 and Beyond

Like ripples in a pond that continue to expand long after a stone is thrown, the effects of the pandemic are still being felt across the personal care industry. As we explore the top trends in the personal care ingredients (PCI) market, we see a landscape transformed by shifting consumer behaviors, emerging sustainability imperatives, and the relentless pursuit of innovation.

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Trend Watch: What Is Beauty Sleep, and How Can You Capitalize on It?

The convergence of beauty and wellness continues to present attractive opportunities for beauty businesses to capitalize on. Beauty sleep—a term referring to the time that the skin takes to recover from the day’s pollution, sun exposure, and other environmental factors—has become a popular topic of conversation among consumers who are actively seeking ways to maintain a healthy skin barrier by optimizing sleep quality.

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Why is multi-functionality demand rising in the personal care industry

Why is Multi-Functionality Demand Rising in the Personal Care Industry?

Exploring the role of multi-functionality in the personal care market reveals why and how companies and products are evolving.

Demand for multi-functional ingredients is gaining traction among both formulators and consumers for several reasons. Firstly, multi-functional ingredients facilitate easier formulation design and offer a more favorable cost-benefit ratio. They provide benefits such as easy processing, time-saving advantages, cost-effectiveness, and require less coding, making them highly beneficial for formulators in the personal care industry.

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