Turning Algae Into Bioplastic Could Slash Petroleum Use by 50%

November 3, 2009 at 10:09 AM Leave a comment

California-based company Cereplast has revealed that it is developing breakthrough technology to transform algae into bioplastics, and predicts that it could replace 50% or more of the petroleum content used in traditional plastic resins.

algae into bioplastic

Cereplast already makes plastic from renewable material such as corn starch, tapioca, wheat and potatoes, but is keen to trumpet the advantages of the new approach.

Cereplast is also seeking to use the revolutionary technology in other ways, by teaming up with several companies that plan to use algae to minimize the CO2 and NOx gases from polluting smoke-stack environments.

Article continues: http://www.matternetwork.com/2009/11/us-company-transforms-algae-into.cfm


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