Biomaterials are the business

Published on: 3 Jan 2013

By Kylie Williams

Petrochemicals are, like, so last century. Biodegradable, bioderived biomaterials are all the rage, and for good reason too.

Products like plastics, paints, adhesives and lubricants are mostly derived from dwindling supplies of petroleum, an increasingly costly finite resource.

With pressure mounting to reduce our dependence on petroleum products, CSIRO is leading the charge to develop new, sustainable bioplastics from renewable resources and to use plants as biofactories to produce industrial products.

Read the full story on: CSIROscope