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Articles tagged with: sugar cane

Dow Chemical Converts Sugar Into Cheap Plastic

For all of those who are concerned with global warming and renewable energy, it looks like we can now make cheap plastic from sugar cane. But at what cost? Well, surprisingly, it wouldn’t cost more than what we currently pay for petrochemical production.

Dow Chemical claims to be working on the world’s largest facility to make polymers from plants. The project will use 240 million liters of ethanol plant and the company will convert that product into hundreds of thousands of metric tons of polyethylene- the most commonly used plastic around the world.