See It Now: Newlight’s carbon-negative plastic, made from greenhouse gas and ordinary air. Really.

July 13, 2015 |

In California, Newlight Technologies has signed a 20-year take-or-pay off-take agreement with Vinmar International for 1 billion pounds of AirCarbon PHA — the first cost-competitive, carbon-negative plastic that will be available at scale.

Made, by the way, from greenhouse gas and thin air. What’s not to like?

Critical to the deal? Newlight’s technology, which aims to transform the economics of PHA-based plastics, since low yields and high production costs have kept PHA from competing strongly with petroleum-based plastics.

So what’s the story with Newlight – how do they do it? Here’s the story below.

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