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Scientists train bacteria to make bioplastics

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From Medical Daily:

Dutch researcher Jean-Paul Meijnen has come up with an environment friendly method of transforming biowasts into bio plastics, an environment friendly substitute of plastics by training bacteria to convert glucose content in the food wastes into bioplastics.
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“Unfortunately, the production of plastics from bio-wastes is still quite an expensive process, because the waste material is not fully utilized,” explains Jean-Paul Meijnen. ‘A logical way of reducing the cost price of bioplastics is thus to ‘teach’ the bacteria to digest xylose and arabinose too.’

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http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20101122/4053/scientists-train-bacteria-to-make-bioplastics.htm


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