Bio-renewable terephthalate from sugarcane
Plants As Plants, TX, United States
This program will produce commercially viable levels of 4-hydroxybenzoate in sugarcane. It will also develop click chemistry technology to convert 4-hydroxybenzoate to terephthalate.
Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Petrochemical production of plastics is dependent on a volatile petroleum-derived feed-stock which varies in price depending on world events. A bio-based feedstock will allow price stability and continuity, plus will carry a clean, green image.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 741
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners