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From waste to bioplastics – Ford ‘driving’ the technology forward

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:0017 August 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Car manufacturer Ford recently announced to team up with spirits brand Jose Cuervo to develop bioplastics form agave biowaste leftover from the tequila-making process. An unlikely coalition – usually alcohol and cars don’t mix – that made many people curious about the possibilities of making bioplastics from waste. The technology isn’t new, quite the [...]

Feedstock

2020-12-10T15:19:35+01:0021 February 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Renewable feedstock Today, bioplastics are mostly made of carbohydrate-rich plants such as corn or sugar cane, so called food crops or first generation feedstock. First generation feedstock is currently the most efficient for the production of bioplastics, as it requires the least amount of land to grow and produces the [...]

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