A Sweet Future for Renewable Plastics

A crystal of furandicarboxylic acid, or FDCA, a plastic precursor created with biomass instead of petroleum. (Image courtesy of Ali Hussain Motagamwala/James Runde.)

Published in Advanced Sciences, Research scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have demonstrated a new way of producing renewable plastic using a plant-derived solvent known as GVL (gamma-Valerolactone).
Using this solvent, James Dumesic, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and his team have managed to …

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