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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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