Tag Archives: bioplastics

Biobased polymers gaining acceptance

  It’s been getting more difficult to find new, interesting developments in industrial chemistry and energy, which explains why my posts are not as frequent as they used to be. The U.S. petrochemical industry got a robust new lease on … Continue reading

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Renewable Feedstocks Update: Industrial Biotech Advances

Industrial biotechnology, when defined as large scale production of fuels and chemicals from biomass (i.e. renewable feedstocks) has been around for a long time, though in a limited way compared to production from hydrocarbon feedstocks. Ethanol (from sugar cane, molasses, … Continue reading

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Compostable plastic bags: Economics work for municipalities

A lot of progress has occured in the production of plastics from renewable materials, the goal generally being to reduce the consumption of hydrocarbons and to make a “greener” product. A secondary goal is to produce plastics that can decompose … Continue reading

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