Tag: plastics

Heavenly Trash – Dream in the sky or bringing it down to earth?  Cielo and the future of waste to renewable diesel

Heavenly Trash – Dream in the sky or bringing it down to earth? Cielo and the future of waste to renewable diesel

August 31, 2019 |

Cielo – it means “sky” in Spanish but some also use the word Cielo to refer to Heaven, bringing with it images of stunning white puffy clouds filled with clean air and hope. So it’s an appropriate name for Cielo Waste Solutions. After all they are taking trash and converting it into something valuable – […]

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CU Boulder researchers develop nanobio-hybrid organisms for plastics and fuels production

CU Boulder researchers develop nanobio-hybrid organisms for plastics and fuels production

July 2, 2019 |

In Colorado, CU Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals. By using light-activated quantum dots to fire particular enzymes within microbial cells, the researchers were able to […]

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NREL researchers find way to upcycle plastics into higher value greener products

NREL researchers find way to upcycle plastics into higher value greener products

February 28, 2019 |

In Colorado, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered a method of plastics upcycling—transforming discarded products into new, high-value materials of better quality and environmental value—that could economically incentivize the recycling of waste plastics and help solve one of the world’s most looming pollution problems. Published in Joule, […]

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UK and US scientists engineer enzymes to digest common plastics

UK and US scientists engineer enzymes to digest common plastics

April 17, 2018 |

In the UK, scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tons of plastic bottles, made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, which currently persists for […]

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Biobased Plastics: What’s New, Who’s Top Cat? The Digests 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

Biobased Plastics: What’s New, Who’s Top Cat? The Digests 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

April 13, 2017 |

Recently, Nexant principal Ron Cascone joined us for a March Madness webinar on the horizons for Biobased Plastics. Here below are his illuminating slides presented on the day.

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The Secret Word is Plastics: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Secos

The Secret Word is Plastics: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Secos

March 28, 2017 |

SECOS Group Limited was formed through the merger of Cardia Bioplastics and Stellar Films Group in April 2015. It develops, manufactures and markets its proprietary high quality cast films and patented renewable resource-based materials and finished products derived from its proprietary Cardia technology for the global packaging and plastic products industries. Here’s the latest investor […]

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Biobased Plastics and Resins, What’s new, and who’s Top Cat?: The Digest’s 2016 Visual Guide

Biobased Plastics and Resins, What’s new, and who’s Top Cat?: The Digest’s 2016 Visual Guide

March 29, 2016 |

Yesterday, we held a well-attended webinar on “Biobased Plastics and resins?” Here below are the slides presented on the day. The recorded version can be accessed here.

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New report available regarding the Global and China Biodegradable Plastics Industry

New report available regarding the Global and China Biodegradable Plastics Industry

April 24, 2013 |

In New York, Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available, “Global and China Biodegradable Plastics Industry Report, 2012-2015.” In 2012, there have been about a dozen Chinese manufacturers with total capacity up to 301,000 tons/a, accompanied by a CAGR of 27.3% in 2009-2012. Kingfa Technology Inc., Wuhan Huali Environmental Technology Co., Ltd., […]

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Biodegradable plastics now used in coffee packets

Biodegradable plastics now used in coffee packets

June 6, 2011 |

In New Zealand, Caffe Prima, a coffee roaster in Christchurch, has possibly become the first supplier of coffee packets that are totally compostable.  The company had to find a solution to a problem unique to coffee beans, which is the release of carbon dioxide gas over time, which was solved by using a vent system […]

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