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Report: Biochemicals, Bio-Based Materials Capacity to Jump
4/1/2014

The manufacturing capacity of bio-based materials and biochemicals, including those going into bioplastics, will increase sharply by 2017. At scale, and in theory, they will be produced at costs competitive with petro-based chemicals and materials. The majority will continue to be based on first-generation feedstocks like corn.(Source: Lux Research)
The manufacturing capacity of bio-based materials and biochemicals, including those going into bioplastics, will increase sharply by 2017. At scale, and in theory, they will be produced at costs competitive with petro-based chemicals and materials. The majority will continue to be based on first-generation feedstocks like corn.
(Source: Lux Research)

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Ann R. Thryft
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More non-food-based feedstocks, please
Ann R. Thryft   4/1/2014 3:04:43 PM
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Like our biofuels report yesterday, the results of this one are still good news, but of a different kind: more potential choice of chemicals from which to make bioplastics, among other things, but not as many second-generation feedstocks as some of us would like.

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