A new energy-efficient method has been developed to synthesize bioplastic ingredients
Who knew a potentially deadly bacteria could be used for good?
Researchers have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh
Scientists are trying to take the pliable nature of plastic in another direction, developing new and renewable ways of creating plastics from biomass
Bioproducts can replace much of the fuels, chemicals, plastics and other resources that are currently derived from petroleum, creating the potential for decreased reliance on oil
The approach could allow manufacturers of corn-derived plastic to continuously produce the biodegradable material on a scale that at least approaches petroleum-based plastic, the industry standard
Process enables creation of mechanical components with functionality, such as surgical pins that change color with strain
Bioplastics present a range of environmental advantages, such as improved biodegradability, that conventional petroleum-based plastics can’t claim
The new technology could provide a green alternative to petroleum-based plastic bottles and other polyester products.