Plastics from algae

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Plastics from algae

Postby dev » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:20 am

i would like to know about plastics from algae. Any idea where can i get information regarding this?
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Re: Plastics from algae

Postby guru » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:55 pm

Hi Dev,

I read about a study on Mycrocystis Aeruginosa algae in the Hartbeespoort Dam. It is to investigate about the use of algae to manufacture ethanol and bio-plastics.

Link: http://www.dwaf.gov.za/Harties/media/Ko ... 0Sep07.pdf
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Re: Plastics from algae

Postby greengold09 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:07 pm

I have read recently that origin oil is working to convert algae meal to plastics...check out their website..
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Re: Plastics from algae

Postby cacofonix » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:40 am

Well, it is not exactly surprising to see companies trying to get plastics from algae...they have been trying that from many other biomass as well

The question is the cost. Biopolymers and bioplastics today cost at least 100% more than petrol-derived plastics and that is the real catch
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