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Blog: Are Bio-based Ingredients Greener than those from Fossil Fuels?

3:56 AM MDT | April 21, 2010 | Alex Scott

This is a question many chemical companies are asking themselves as the industry trundles toward the development and use of biobased materials and biofuels in the face of apparently rising fossil fuel prices, increasing availability and ease of handling of biomaterials, and consumer pressure on sustainability. The difficulty is that the answer isn’t always yes. To make things more complex, even if a biomaterial is greener than the petrochemical alternative, it may not be perceived as such.   Rhodia this week introduced Rhodapex ESB-70 NAT, which the...

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