INEOS to produce plastics from wood-derived oil

INEOS has signed an agreement to use naphtha derived from wood pulp processing to manufacture bio-based plastics at its site in Cologne, Germany. UPM Biofuels will supply naphtha produced at its biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland. This is made from crude tall oil produced from wood pulp processing operations at its neighbouring pulp and paper mill. […]

Researchers Create Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

An international team of researchers from the United States, UK and Brazil has engineered an enzyme which can digest polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the primary material used in the manufacture of single-use plastic beverage bottles, in some clothing, and in carpets. The research team made the breakthrough when they were examining the structure of PETase, a […]