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Braskem and Novozymes Team Up to Develop 'Green' Polypropylene

10:13 AM MST | December 14, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Braskem and Novozymes say they have formed a research partnership to develop large-scale production of “green” polypropylene (PP) made from sugarcane. The companies will develop a green alternative based on Novozymes’ fermentation technology and Braskem’s chemical technology and thermoplastics. Initial development will run for at least five years, Novozymes says.   “Oil is limited and expensive, and the chemical industry is looking for alternatives to petroleum-based products. This partnership is a move toward a green, bio-based...

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