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Green Chemicals: Coming to a Supply Chain Near You

6:58 AM MDT | November 4, 2011 | —REBECCA COONS

The advent of billion-dollar deals and an uptick in successful initial public offerings (IPO) mark an inflection point in biobased chemicals and materials. Green chemistry has emerged from its early days of higher-priced products with limited applications and now offers drop-in replacements for petrochemicals at competitive, if not lower prices, industry experts say. Significant interest up and down the supply chain suggests the market will quickly adopt alternatives once they are available. “Back when it was a new field, biopolymers didn’t perform...

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