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Novozymes and Chinese Firm to Develop Biochemicals from Agricultural Waste

1:36 AM MDT | April 30, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Novozymes says it has entered into an agreement with Dacheng Group, a starch processing company in China, to make plastics from agricultural waste. The two companies have agreed to cooperate in developing biochemicals derived from biomass and to promote the industrialization of plant-based glycol. Glycols are biochemicals used in household cleaning products, cosmetics, and are used as building blocks for making polyesters and plastics. “This collaboration with Dacheng Group is another important step toward the future bio-based society,” says Steen...

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