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Braskem, Genomatica to Develop Green Chemical

Biopolymer producer Braskem and Genomatica, a biotechnology company, have signed an agreement for the joint development of a new technology for the production of butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Braskem says its objective with the green chemical is to primarily serve the synthetic rubber market, whose demand is currently met by … Read more »

Goodyear Uses Soybean Oil to Reduce Petroleum in Tires

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company researchers say that using soybean oil in tires can potentially increase tread life by 10 percent and reduce the tiremaker’s use of petroleum-based oil by up to 7 million gallons each year. In addition, testing at Goodyear’s tire plant in Lawton, Oklahoma showed improved mixing … Read more »