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Bacteria as climate heroes

Circular economy for CO2

18-Nov-2021

To establish a carbon-neutral circular economy in the future, technologies are needed that use carbon dioxide as a raw material. In the form of formate, CO2 can be metabolised by certain bacteria. Acetogens are a group of bacteria that can metabolise formate. For example, they form acetic acid – ...

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thyssenkrupp commissions first commercial bioplastics plant in China

Production capacities for bioplastics expected to grow

22-Oct-2018

To reduce reliance on petroleum-based plastics, thyssenkrupp has developed a manufacturing process for the bioplastic polylactide (PLA). The world’s first commercial plant based on the patented PLAneo® technology recently started production in Changchun, China. It is operated by the Jilin COFCO ...

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3D-printed lithium-ion batteries

18-Oct-2018

Electric vehicles and most electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptop computers, are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Until now, manufacturers have had to design their devices around the size and shape of commercially available batteries. But researchers have developed a new method to 3D ...

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Photocatalyst system for plastics production

Properties of recyclable plastics can be defined by the wavelength

05-Jul-2018

A research team from Berlin has developed a novel catalyst system, which enables the regulation of multiple polymerization processes to produce biodegradable plastics solely by illumination with light of different colors. The properties of a polymeric material are highly dependent on factors, ...

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Worlds first recyclable surfoboard

01-Sep-2017

An Imperial researcher has developed what is thought to be the world's first 3D-printed compostable and recyclable surfboard. Dr Nathaniel Petre, from the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London, has 3D printed a surfboard that is comparably cheaper to make, more durable and ...

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Algal residue - an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters

18-Apr-2017

Microalgae have received much attention in biomass production due to many strains having a high biomass productivity per unit time and per unit area. Algae produce high levels of oil as well as carbohydrates, occurring mainly in the form of starch. They can survive in unfavorable, nutrient ...

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Discovery of 'helical molecular glue'

11-Apr-2017

The research group led by Professor Hideto Tsuji conducts basic and applied researches on biodegradable polymers derived from renewable resources such as corn or potato starch. The group mainly studies a typical biodegradable polymer poly(lactic acid). Poly(lactic acid) is hydrolyzed and degraded ...

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Breakthrough in organic acid production

28-Mar-2017

Scientists from Wageningen University & Research, in association with oil and gas company Total, have developed a new process for producing organic acids via a biotechnological method. The discovery of the Monascus ruber micro-organism proved to be the crucial step in the new process. The fungus ...

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Corbion starts construction of 75kTpa PLA bioplastics plant

16-Nov-2016

The ground breaking ceremony which took place on November 9th, 2016 marked the official start of construction of the new PLA bioplastics polymerization plant at the existing Corbion site in Rayong, Thailand. Upon completion in 2018, it will be able to produce the complete portfolio of PLA neat ...

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Successful start-up of Purac's 75,000 ton lactide plant in Thailand

01-Mar-2012

Purac has successfully completed the construction of its new 75,000 metric ton/year Lactide plant in Thailand. The construction of this EUR 45 million state-of-the-art plant started in March 2010 and has recently been finalized. At the moment the plant is being commissioned and the first test ...

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