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University of Liverpool obtains funding to develop next-generation biobased chemicals

8:46 AM MDT | June 24, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK) has been awarded funding to help develop the next generation of renewable chemicals from biomass, for use in the manufacture of materials, plastics, solvents, and pharmaceuticals. The £1.8-million ($2.8 million) project, which is a collaboration with the University of York (York, UK), will involve developing platform chemicals from the sugars, fats, oils, and carbohydrates produced by biomass, including food supply chain wastes and forestry wastes. "This project brings together academia and industry experts...

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