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Sports teams play ball. Sustainably


March 28, 2014 11:57 am ET

At major league ballparks across the country, teams are increasingly using and promoting the use of compostable plastics and recycling as part of a move to reduce the amount of refuse going to landfills, which in turn lowers their operating costs.

NatureWorks, Calysta to work jointly to develop bioplastics directly from methane


March 27, 2014 11:03 am ET

U.S.-based Calysta Energy Inc. and NatureWorks LLC have announced research collaboration looking at the transformation of methane into the lactic acid building blocks needed to produce bioplastics.

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With 1 billion pounds of PLA sold, NatureWorks sees rapid growth to 2 billion


March 6, 2014 11:48 am ET

Last year NatureWorks LLC marked 1 billion pounds of its Ingeo polylactic acid resin sold. It is near capacity at its original production plant in Blair, Neb., and in the final stages of planning the location of its second plant, likely to be in...

Researchers claim 3-D printers pose 'health risk'


July 26, 2013 3:14 pm ET

CHICAGO — Three-dimensional printers using the fused deposition molding (FDM) process could pose a health risk to operators, according to researchers from the Illinois Institute of Technology in the U.S. and the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon, France.

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