Bringing custom microbes to the business of recycling plastic
Scientists working on a solution for plastic waste have developed a two-step chemical and biological process to break down and upcycle mixed plastics into valuable bioproducts.
The project, which involves multiple institutions, draws on synthetic biology expertise at the Department of Energ ... more
Found: The ‘holy grail of catalysis’
An international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Manchester, has developed a fast and economical method of converting methane, or natural gas, into liquid methanol at ambient temperature and pressure. The method takes place under continuous flow over a photo-cata ... more
Polymer discovery gives 3D-printed sand super strength
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed a novel polymer to bind and strengthen silica sand for binder jet additive manufacturing, a 3D-printing method used by industries for prototyping and part production.
The printable polymer enables sand structur ... more