Scientific Breakthrough Turns Paper Waste into High-value Chemicals
The paper industry has faced a lot of challenges over the years, but as the world becomes more conscious of the environmental impact of manufacturing, waste management might be the biggest.

Luckily, the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has unveiled a major breakthrough relating to the paper manufacturing process, and it has dual benefits.

According to the lab, they’ve uncovered a new process that can convert a toxic byproduct of paper processing, providing an alternative to burning the waste generated by pulping. And that’s not the best of it: the environmentally-friendly conversion process actually winds up creating a valuable chemical that can be used in the production of nylon...

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