INNOVATION: New technology converts waste biomass into value-added chemicals.

05. December 2019 | Waste, Material | via Bioplasticsnews.com

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Biomass is viewed as a promising replacement for fossil fuels since it is the most abundant carbon source in nature and is carbon neutral, according to an article on Bioplasticsnews.com. There have been incredible advancements in biomass transformation technologies, particularly the conversion of sugar or starch crops to biofuels and various chemicals. However, the use of edible biomass as a feedstock is controversial in terms of ethics and cost. Hence, they have recently emerged as promising carbon sources.

 

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