Researchers develop eco-friendly catalysts that can be used to produce renewable raw materials for plastic products

(Natural News) Japanese researchers debuted a new compound that can accelerate the oxidation of the sugar-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and turn it into raw material for bioplastics. The new catalyst is also sustainable┬ásince it can further reduce the dependency on fossil fuels that are currently used to create most plastics and associated catalysts. Most raw materials…

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