Who Tried to Save the World in 2015? The Coolest Developments in GreenTech this year…

30/12/2015 - 5 minutes

Biofuels, bioplastics, Moss-based drugs and algae for food. All of these are pioneering areas of GreenTech progress this year.  So what are the major developments in this forward-thinking field?

1. 100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics

The Italian company Bio-On from Bologna is specialized in the production of environmentally sustainable materials, including Minverv PHAs. These are ‘green’ biopolymers with the same thermo-mechanical properties of the substances that make up the traditional plastics, but are instead 100% biodegradable.

Natural elimination of a biopolymers in water in just a few days is a rarely achieved and is an exceedingly tough challenge for Bioplastic researchers. Other bio-plastics manufacturers looking change the GreenTech Polymer industry include Carbios from France, who recently opened a new factory in the Auvergne region, and Avantium from the Netherlands

 

2. Biofuels: Algae for Aerospace, Bacteria for Biodiesel

The University of Munich (TU München) has built a unique global-climate simulating algal plant on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus in Ottobrunn (Bavaria). 

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