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Title: Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics

Abstract

A process is described for converting organic materials (such as biomass wastes) into a bioplastic suitable for use as a biodegradable plastic. In a preferred embodiment the process involves thermally gasifying the organic material into primarily carbon monoxide and hydrogen, followed by photosynthetic bacterial assimilation of the gases into cell material. The process is ideally suited for waste recycling and for production of useful biodegradable plastic polymer.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Golden, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
MIDWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
868947
Patent Number(s):
5250427
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
photoconversion; gasified; organic; materials; biologically-degradable; plastics; process; described; converting; biomass; wastes; bioplastic; suitable; biodegradable; plastic; preferred; embodiment; involves; thermally; gasifying; material; primarily; carbon; monoxide; hydrogen; followed; photosynthetic; bacterial; assimilation; gases; cell; ideally; suited; waste; recycling; production; useful; polymer; process involves; organic materials; carbon monoxide; preferred embodiment; organic material; biomass wastes; photosynthetic bacteria; cell material; ideally suited; converting organic; plastic polymer; primarily carbon; /435/

Citation Formats

Weaver, Paul F., and Maness, Pin-Ching. Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Weaver, Paul F., & Maness, Pin-Ching. Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics. United States.
Weaver, Paul F., and Maness, Pin-Ching. Fri . "Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868947.
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abstractNote = {A process is described for converting organic materials (such as biomass wastes) into a bioplastic suitable for use as a biodegradable plastic. In a preferred embodiment the process involves thermally gasifying the organic material into primarily carbon monoxide and hydrogen, followed by photosynthetic bacterial assimilation of the gases into cell material. The process is ideally suited for waste recycling and for production of useful biodegradable plastic polymer.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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