VTT creates bottles out of plants
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a method for the production of furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from plant sugars.
At the moment, the main ingredient in the production of drinking bottles is oil-based PET, although in the past few years renewable alternatives have been developed. VTT’s new method provides another route for the packaging and beverage industries to expand the use of renewable materials.
VTT has patented the method for producing FDCA from sugar or sugar waste. It can be scaled up to industrial purposes without substantial investments,
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