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UK government funds York University to develop biopolymers [Registered]

Scientists at the University of York are to lead a new government-backed research project to investigate the potential conversion of waste biomass and waste carbon dioxide into polymers. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has awarded the University’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) £3 million to develop industrially viable routes to produce petrochemical substitute polymers using waste biomass, such as orange peel, pine needles and sawdust. The grant was one of the just four worth a total of £10.3 million awarded by EPSRC for research in the area of Materials Substitution for Safety, Security and Sustainability. Industry partners…

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