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Biome Bioplastics looks to make bioplastics from lignin waste

8:05 AM MDT | April 22, 2015 | Michael Ravenscroft

Biome Bioplastics (Southampton, UK) has announced plans for a three-year R&D program worth £3 million ($4.5 million). The program is supported by a number of organizations, including Innovate UK (the United Kingdom’s innovation agency...


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