Scientists focus on bio-based specialty chemicals

02/21/2013 | Royal Society of Chemistry

Biofuels are making way for higher-margin chemicals, according to this analysis. "It's not the sophisticated chemicals that will be a problem [in a post-petroleum era]. We will find a way of making all the sophisticated chemicals that we want, as we do now. We really need to think about the low-cost, high-volume, high-mass materials," said Tom Welton of Imperial College in London.

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