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Does anyone know any other "cleantech" sites that pick up news on the innovation front, news on science behind algae or other sources with information i can take a look on? Feels like cleantech is a bit dead for a 18 year old dude like myself =)
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A Colorado State University (CSU) chemistry professor has developed several patent-pending chemical processes that would create sustainable bioplastics from renewable resources for use on everything from optical fibers and contact lenses to furniture and automobile parts.
From the data that I have been through new plastics have been discovered till 1980 after that applications were looked into.
Please correct me if I am wrong.Thank you.
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Cheese factories in European Union generate nearly 50 million tonnes of whey as a by product in the cheese factories, of which a majority is used as a supplement by body builders.
While rest of the whey is discarded as a waste.
The whey is spray dried to obtain the whey protein in a pure form and which following this it is processed to convert it into a thin film of plastic.
Bioplastics can take different length of times to totally compost, based on the material and are meant to be composted in a commercial composting facility, where higher composting temperatures can be reached and is between 90-180 days. Most existing international standards require biodegradation of 60% within 180 days along with certain other criteria for the resin or product to be called compostable. It is important to make the distinction between degradable, biodegradable and compostable. These terms are often (incorrectly) used interchangeably.
Compostable Plastic is plastic which is "capable of undergoing biological decomposition in a compost site as part of an available program, such that…
Ford Motor is continuing its research into the use of natural fibres and bio-based plastics, this time investigating the use of coconut husks as a composite reinforcement.
Ford and garden materials company Scotts Miracle-Gro are looking at uses for coconut husks – or coir – left over from Scotts’ existing production operations.
“We’re taking a material that is a waste stream from another industry and using it to increase the sustainability in our vehicles,” said Ellen Lee, technical expert for plastics research at Ford in a news release.
Ford already has used wheat straw as a filler in door trim…
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NatureWorks pulls out the checkbook for biopolymer investment
In Nebraska, USA, NatureWorks reported a major capital investment project at its Blair manufacturing facility for the production of new grades of high-performance Ingeo biopolymers as well as a new generation of lactide intermediates. Samples of the new polymers and lactide intermediates will be available next year with commercial sales commencing by 2013.
NatureWorks states their new materials, such as a new Ingeo grade for injection molding will contribute to lower molded part cost through faster cycle times and higher production rates. Their fiber and nonwoven products made from the new Ingeo grade will have reduced shrinkage and improved dimensional stability.
Bio - based product development offers 'cradle to cradle' options
NatureWorks LLc is the first company to offer a family of commercially available, low-carbon footprint biopolymers derived from 100% annually renewable resources with performance and economics that compete with oil-based plastics and fibers. Natureworks' Ingeo%u2122 is a plastic from plants, not oil, guarantees the use of an innovative and unique technology with certified green credentials and positive environmental impact. Manufacturing Ingeo produces 60% less greenhouse gases and uses 50% less non-renewable energy than traditional plastics like PET and polystyrene. Interesting product developments were discussed at an international biopolymers conference hosted by NatureWorks. The conference captured for the first time in one forum, the innovations occurring with this material throughout the supplier chain, from resin to retail. It was an ideal platform to learn about the latest bio-based market introductions; green marketing approaches, new fibre and plastics technologies, product developments, and advances in after-use, 'cradle-to-cradle' options