Bioemergent Materials: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to alternative natural rubber development : Biofuels Digest


“What would industrial progress be without natural rubber?” asks Rubber Journal Asia. “It’s hardly imaginable.” Listed as one of our four most important natural resources (the others being air, water, and petroleum and rubber), it is used as raw material for the manufacture of about 50,000 products, including tires and >400 medical devices –some are high value niches, some are commodity. Yet, the world’s supply is under severe constraint, and petroleum-based alternatives are lacking in sustainability also.

Katrina Cornish of Ohio State University and CEO of EnergyEne gave this illuminating overview of the prospects, promise and progress in creating natural rubbers from alternative bioeconomy feedstocks – and delivered it at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC.

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