Crab shells could help pave the way for sustainable electronics (Earth.com)

As the consumer electronics industry continues to grow, there is also a growing demand for the raw materials and metals used to make electronic components. Scientists at Osaka University have discovered a sustainable alternative to these finite resources in an unexpected place – crab shells.  The researchers have developed a nanocarbon material for electronics applications made from…

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Cyanobacteria Could Revolutionize the Plastic Industry (SciTechDaily)

Microbiologists at the University of Tübingen modify bacteria to produce climate-neutral and rapidly degradable bioplastics. Cyanobacteria produce plastic naturally as a by-product of photosynthesis — and they do it in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Researchers at the University of Tübingen have now succeeded for the first time in modifying the bacteria’s metabolism to…

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Tuneable bioplastic may revolutionise industry (dpaonthenet)

Plastics pose a problem for the planet. Whether it’s due to the fossil fuels used to produce them or the harmful chemicals released during their slow degradation process. Despite these issues, plastic has become so intertwined with our daily lives that giving it up presents a complex challenge. Here Dr Ashlee Jahnke, Head of Research and…

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Local resource recovery drives bioplastics standards globally (Lexology)

The push to overhaul the use of conventional plastics with bio-based and/or biodegradable alternatives is supported by many multi-national companies, particularly in the various consumer goods industries. Therefore, international standardization of the bioplastic packaging or (single use) product content is seemingly foreseeable, if not inevitable. However, recent legal initiatives looking into this previously unregulated sector…

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Danimer Scientific Strengthens Bioplastics Market Position Through Merger (Plastics Technology)

Next-generation bioplastics company Danimer Scientific, Bainbridge,Ga., has strengthened its market position through a business merger with Live Oak Acquisitions Corp., Great Falls, Va. The latter is a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, which raises cash in an initial public offering with the goal of buying a private company is a deal that takes the acquired company public.…

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