- Synthetic biology is the 2014 Breakthrough of the Year. Here is the original Science writeup from May.
- The war over bisphenol A continues.
- Syngas fermentation company LanzaTech adds $60 million more to its coffers. Chicagoland is a growing hub for syngas fermentation with LanzaTech, Coskata, and INEOS Bio all in the area.
- Solidia, which consumes CO2 to manufacture concrete, trumpets its newest successful fundraise.