Asian Chemical Connections
Synthetic biology could revolutionize chemical manufacturing by simplifying the application of biotechnology
ANIMALS, PLANTS, fungi and bacteria have always been a source of carbonaceous raw materials for chemical manufacturing. But it was petroleum, owing to its low cost, that enabled the flood of innovation in commodities, plastics and specialties that made chemicals one of the most productive industries of the twentieth century.
INSIGHT: Ethylene cycle upturn may already be challenged
“The capacity that is being brought on-stream in China is being run a lot harder than some had expected.”
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