The world is awash in waste plastic. Wind blows it across everyone’s property. Its value is so low that no good program exists to drive the recycling effort past 10%. Although many Americans dutifully deposit their plastic trash into the appropriate bins each week, many of those materials, including flexible films, multilayer materials and a […]

Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne chemists have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and other materials. Producing fuels and chemicals from biomass (wood, grasses, etc.) is one of the most promising solutions for building a renewable economy. The process involves […]