Monday, April 24, 2017

Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics

Synthetic rubber and plastics -- used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products -- are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those humanmade materials could get a lot greener soon, thanks to a team of scientists that has invented a process to make butadiene from renewable sources.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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