Green in, oil out

Shaw, David
June 2010
Rubber & Plastics News;6/14/2010, Vol. 39 Issue 23, p14
Trade Publication
The article presents information regarding development of green isoprene monomer which will replace the key synthetic rubber monomer. Researchers have developed organisms that feed on plant matter and convert a proportion of the energy into isoprene monomer. The article refers to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s partnership with the Genencor division of Danisco A.S. to develop a bio-based process for producing isoprene using renewable raw materials.


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