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Begone, ye olde nylon! Novel technology appears for affordable, sustainable Nylon 2.0

Begone, ye olde nylon! Novel technology appears for affordable, sustainable Nylon 2.0

February 11, 2016 |

Users of car parts, plastic wheels, synthetic rope, fibers, shoes, guitar strings and a host of other everyday applications may be unexpectedly joining the biobased revolution soon, now that engineers at Iowa State University have combined a genetically engineered strain of yeast and an electrocatalyst to affordably convert sugar into a new type of nylon. […]

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