Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics

Source: Science Daily

Synthetic rubber and plastics — used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products — are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those humanmade materials could get a lot greener soon, thanks to a team of scientists that has invented a process to make butadiene from renewable sources.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170424170755.htm