Archive for May 16th, 2008

Green Plastics from Plants

One day, there would come a time when even synthetic materials like plastics could be created from natural organisms like plants. This is the focus in a research being done in Australia, turning plants into ‘biofactories’ that could produce oil which then can be used to replace petrochemicals utilized to manufacture a variety of products, including plastics. The joint partnership of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and Grains Research and Development Corporation form …