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Bio-tiles and heat-resistant bioplastic from polylactides (PLA)

By Damir Beciri
28 January 2013

bioplastic-pla-tileResearchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (Fraunhofer IWM) in Halle have designed organic tiles which are made of renewable raw materials. These bio-based tiles are more environmentally friendly, light-weight, and more resource- and energy-efficient compared to conventional ceramic materials. Aside being more resource-efficient, the new tiles unlock new creative solutions for designers…. »

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Using modified E. coli to create succinic acid from soybean meal

By Damir Beciri
23 December 2012

rice-soybean-teamAccording to the ancient Chinese myth, in year 2853 before the common era, the legendary Emperor Shennong of China proclaimed that soybeans are one out of five sacred plants, and it is estimated that soybeans were a crucial crop in eastern Asia even before the written records. Aside its growing worldwide utilization in food industry,… »