[FoRK] CO2 -> 43% by weight of an ABS-replacement bioplastic

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Wed Aug 15 09:46:46 PDT 2012

On 8/15/12 6:42 AM, Bill Kearney wrote:
> How about some numbers that compare CO2 processing rates of the various plants being considered?  And how they process it 
> during their life cycle.  What does a more efficient job?

The CO2 sequestering was directly absorbed in a chemical reaction using the finished oil, not even considering the CO2 
sequestering of the plant itself.  The former captured 43% by weight.  The latter would increase that overall number.

They were saying that the result was sunlight stable and was suitable for surface coatings, epoxy resin, etc.  All things that 
cannot breakdown too easily to be useful.
Many materials have much better properties than one or more of their ingredients.  Polymers in general have that characteristic, 
as do many types of important large molecules.
> On 8/14/2012 11:07 PM, Adam L Beberg wrote:
>> Stephen Williams wrote on 8/13/2012 11:30 PM:
>>> by making a polymer from ... palm oil ...
>> Yay, kill ALL the forests... to reduce CO2, brilliant!

You can't have a forest of palm trees?


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