Renewable Matter # 3 / April

Distributed Generation Finally Hits the Bioplastics Production

by Roberto Rizzo

Developing a new production process for biodegradable bioplastics to be implemented on a small scale is Mycoplast’s (an Italian start-up) business model, devised in collaboration with the researchers from the Department of Microbiology at Utrecht University

Just think of localized and distributed generation of electricity. Such is the case of a family installing a photovoltaic system on the roof of its house, thus becoming a power prosumer, i.e. it produces the electricity it uses. Let’s now apply the same concept to a wine or oil producer, taking into consideration waste in the production chain....

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