Scientists Create Biodegradable Plastic Using Solar Energy
Sector: Plastics & Pollution
Scientists from Osaka Metropolitan University have found a way to synthesize fumaric acid, a raw material using for producing the biodegradable plastic polybutylene succinate, using artificial photosynthesis. The plastic, typically made from petroleum, was synthesized from carbon dioxide, biomass-derived compounds, and solar energy.
Image Credit: Teslariu Mihai, Unsplash
by Paige Bennett, EcoWatch
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