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Title: Producing Performance-Advantaged Bioplastics

Journal Article · · Nature Chemistry

A grand challenge for bio-based plastics is the ability to cost-effectively manufacture high-performance polymers directly from renewable resources that are also recyclable-by-design. A one-step conversion of xylose to polyesters has been reported, combining a sustainable lifecycle with impressive materials performance.

Research Organization:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Organization:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Sustainable Transportation Office. Bioenergy Technologies Office
DOE Contract Number:
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-2A00-83596; MainId:84369; UUID:83222e79-43db-4320-a02a-7bd237d46945; MainAdminID:64981
Journal Information:
Nature Chemistry, Vol. 14
Country of Publication:
United States

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