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Self repairing bio-based polymers being researched [Registered]

Research into the production of biobased polymers capable of repairing themselves as they degrade and crack is currently underway and being undertaken by Michael Kessler, an Iowa State University associate […]

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Agrivida and Syngenta Ventures will collaborate to produced biofuels and biochemicals from cellulosic feedstocks [Registered]

Agrivida, Inc. announced a collaboration with Syngenta Ventures on 13 Dec ’10 to develop advanced crop technology that will provide low-cost sugars for a variety of industrial applications including biofuels […]

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Biodegradable plastics from corn starch and sugar [Registered]

Using corn starch and sugar as feedstocks, a Tel Aviv University researcher and his team are researching into producing biodegradable plastics that are even tougher than those made from petrochemicals. […]

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Metabolic engineering – production of designer molecules, cells and microorganisms [Registered]

Will we one day design and create molecules, cells and microorganisms that produce specific chemical products from simple, readily-available, inexpensive starting materials? Will the synthetic organic chemistry now used to […]

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Biobased industrial chemicals production advanced [Registered]

A team of University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineers report in the 26 November ’10 issue of Science that they have developed a way to produce high-volume chemical feedstocks including […]

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Engineered plants make potential precursor to raw material for plasticse [Registered]

In theory, plants could be the ultimate “green” factories, engineered to pump out the kinds of raw materials we now obtain from petroleum-based chemicals. But in reality, getting plants to […]

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Biopharming – MIT chemists engineer periwinkle plants to produce new drugsne [Registered]

Humans have long taken advantage of the huge variety of medicinal compounds produced by plants. Now MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) chemists have found a new way to expand plants’ […]

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Biodegradable foam plastic substitute made from milk protein and clay [Registered]

Amid ongoing concern about plastic waste accumulating in municipal landfills, and reliance on imported oil to make plastics, scientists are reporting development of a new ultra-light biodegradable foam plastic material […]

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Cane-based ethanol for commercial scale polypropylene plant [Registered]

THE Brazilian petrochemicals company Braskem is planning to start up an industrial-scale plant producing ‘green’ polypropylene in 2013 from cane-based ethanol. The plant would have a capacity of at least […]

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