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Unilever, University of Liverpool launch renewable chemicals research center

8:27 AM MDT | August 22, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Unilever has announced the launch of a research project with the University of Liverpool to develop renewable chemicals from biomass for use in home and personal care products. The three-year project will involve developing renewable chemicals from the surplus sugars, fats, oils and carbohydrates produced via commodity by-products and forestry wastes creating at a newly established center of excellence. “This study has the potential to revolutionise the way we manufacture household products and further reduce the environmental impact of our products,"...

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