Producing Performance-Advantaged Bioplastics

Robin Cywar, Gregg Beckham

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Abstract

A grand challenge for bio-based plastics is the ability to cost-effectively manufacture high-performance polymers directly from renewable resources that are also recyclable-by-design. A one-step conversion of xylose to polyesters has been reported, combining a sustainable lifecycle with impressive materials performance.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)967-969
Number of pages3
JournalNature Chemistry
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-2A00-83596

Keywords

  • biomass feedstock
  • biopolyesters
  • performance-advantaged bioproducts
  • xylose

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