Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists of University of Portsmouth, UK, have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles. The breakthrough could help solve the...

Stora Enso launches bio-based lignin as renewable alternative for oil-based phenolic materials

The launch of LineoTM by Stora Enso is another important step on the way to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. Lineo is available to...

Hydrogen gas from enzyme production

Researchers at Freie Universität Berlin and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany, have uncovered a crucial reaction principle of hydrogen-producing enzymes. Teams led by Dr....

Acrylonitrile production from precursors sourced from sugar

Acrylonitrile (ACN), a precursor to diverse plastics and fibres is currently derived from propylene. An international team of researchers report the development of a...

Researchers develop binder for lignin-based paints

Fossil resources are limited in supply and the production of many products depends on these resources. Also, there is great demand for raw materials...

Photosynthesis-like mechanism can solve the rising demand for ethylene

World ethylene demand is expected to increase by 220 million metric tons per year by 2020. To solve this issue, a team of scientists...

100% of Electricity Generation in Costa Rica on Green Energy in’17

Since the start of January 2017, Costa Rica’s electricity has been completely generated using renewable energy for 300 days. The Central American country is going to break...

Power Generation based Renewables to touch 60GW

In the September quarter, 2017, India’s total renewable energy generation crossed 60,000MW. The country added 10,000 MW in the last nine months; the cumulative clean...

Greener ethylene production by artificial photosynthesis

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a prototype device that mimics natural photosynthesis to produce ethylene gas...

Researchers produce bio fuel from carbon waste

Indian scientists from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, have found a way to convert carbon-rich waste materials into bio-fuel using microbes growing in two...

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