Renewable plastic made of CO2 and plants

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by Plazma Inferno!, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Stanford scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. Researchers say the new technology could provide a low-carbon alternative to plastic bottles and other items currently made from petroleum.
    Their goal is replacing petroleum-derived products with plastic made from CO2. Doing that without using a lot of non-renewable energy, the carbon footprint of the plastics industry could be lowered dramatically.

    http://phys.org/news/2016-03-scientists-renewable-plastic-carbon-dioxide.html

    Paper: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v531/n7593/full/nature17185.html
     
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  3. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    I can see the substitution of terephthalate with furfural furfural is a product from corn cabs , To deal with CO2 is something else,
     
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