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Cargill Dow has invented a new technology to produce performance polymers entirely from annually renewable resources. Using a patented technology, they start with natural sugars derived from plants such as corn, wheat, beets and rice and use fermentation to create lactic acid (a food additive) and some simple refining steps to create polylactide polymers (PLA).

Ultra-thin and flexible batteries 7 Mar 2010 7 Mar 2010 battery . electricity . electronic . paper Mie Industry Enterprise Support Center (MIESC) announced that it prototyped a "sheet-type all-solid polymer lithium storage battery" by using only printing processes. The battery is safe, thin, flexible and large in area, MIESC said. It will be exhibited at the 1st Int'l Rechargeable Battery Expo, which will take plac It will be exhibited at the 1st Int'l Rechargeable Battery Expo…

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Metal snake charger automatically connects to the Tesla car

Metal snake charger automatically connects to the Tesla car - An innovative car charger that looks like a solid metal snake, unveiled by Tesla, automatically finding its way and connects to electric Model S. Take a look at the video…

Le poulet va y laisser des plumes... 17 Jun 2011 biosourced . ecology . feather . plastic What if we were able to produce polymers (plastics) from chicken feathers, waste of the food industry. This is the interesting idea of American researchers from the University of Nebraska, who managed to produce a recyclable thermoplastic! The main constituent of the feathers being keratin, like hair or nails, it is quite logical that the obtained thermoplastic mixture is a mix of keratin and…