ERJ staff report (DS)
Akron, Ohio - An article in the December 14 edition of Chemical & Engineering News tracks the development of bio-sourced monomers which might eventually be used in polymers to make tyres and other rubber goods.
The article describes how companies like Goodyear and Michelin have teamed up with biotechnology firms to genetically engineer microbes that produce the key raw materials for rubber from sugar.
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Press release from Chemical & Engineering News