Biochemical Plant To Make Polymers Using Corn, Not Oil

Powers, E. Michael
March 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/20/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 11, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports that a biomechanical plant in the U.S. will produce a polymer made from corn rather than petroleum feedstock. A chemical plant nearing completion in east Tennessee is on the cutting edge of the transition from a petroleum economy to one based on renewable feedstock's. The plant, owned by a joint venture of a U.S. based chemical giant and a major Great Britain based food-products company, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bioproducts LLC will produce a polymer made from corn rather than petroleum feedstock.


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