Feedstock for chemicals
Waste Management has also signed a partnership with Genomatica to explore turning municipal waste biomass into chemicals. Genomatica has a process for genetically engineering the e.coli bacteria so that it makes the industrial chemical 1,4-butanediol, or BDO. BDO is used in the manufacture of goods in the auto and apparel industries and is usually made from oil.
February 21, 2011 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Genomatica
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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