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Braskem and Embrapa Launch Research on Nanotechnology and Renewable Resources

10:35 PM MST | November 25, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Braskem says it is forming a scientific and technological cooperation agreement with Brazilian agricultural research organization Embrapa (Brasilia). The partnership will conduct research on sugarcane bagasse, coconut husks, specific varieties of colored cotton, sisal and curaua fibers and agricultural waste to identify new raw material sources. It will also aim to identify cellulose nanofibers for industrial use from different vegetable sources, targeting those that offer the highest yields and best performance and are also biodegradable. The project will...

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