8 Dec 2019

Finding the holy grail of turning plant waste into plastic

From Sunday Morning, 10:40 am on 8 December 2019

Professor Matthew Kanan and graduate student Christina Li have found a way to produce liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas. If they can make it work at scale, converting biomass from glucose found in waste precursors such as scrap timber and corn cobs, they may have found a way to provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastic.

No caption

Photo: Stanford University