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Mass production of biodegradable plastic aids digital tech

A new, fast and simple process has been devised for the manufacture of a plant-derived, biodegradable plastic. This material will be useful for next generation digital technology.
 

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Pictured is a structural diagram of the PHA enzyme  which bacteria use to produce long polymer chain...
Pictured is a structural diagram of the PHA enzyme, which bacteria use to produce long polymer chains similar to plastics. MIT chemists have identified the openings through which the polymer building blocks enter and the finished chain emerges.
Elizabeth Wittenborn:MIT News

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