Skip to content

New family of enzymes that help turn plant waste into sustainable products

Press/Media: Research

Description

Research by John McGeehan has found a new family of enzymes, offering the possibility of turning plant waste into nylon, plastics, chemicals, fuels and other products.

Period29 Jun 2018 → 31 Jul 2018

References

TitleResearchers Discover Enzymes to Convert Lignin into Plastics and Chemicals
Media name/outletSpecialChem Polymer Additives
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date31/07/18
DescriptionReport on research by Professor John McGeehan and colleagues which has discovered enzymes which could be used to convert lignin into plastics and chemicals
Producer/AuthorSpecialChem
URLhttps://polymer-additives.specialchem.com/news/industry-news/researchers-discover-enzymes-converting-plastic-lignin-000215382
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleNew Enzyme to Improve Lignin to Chemicals Conversion
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletSpecialChem
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/07/18
DescriptionAn international research team, including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has discovered and characterized a new family of cytochrome P450 enzymes that is critical to improving the conversion of lignin—one of the main components of plants—into valuable products such as nylon, plastics, and chemicals.
Producer/AuthorSpecialChem
URLhttps://coatings.specialchem.com/news/industry-news/new-enzyme-chemicals-conversion-000215111#provider_moreover
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create 'promiscuous' enzyme that turns plant waste into sustainable products
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletEnvironmental Data Interactive Exchange
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/06/18
Producer/AuthorSarah George
URLhttps://www.edie.net/news/8/Scientists-create-special-enzymes-that-turn-plant-waste-streams-into-resources/
PersonsJohn McGeehan

Related information

Outputs

Relations

ID: 10784105