August 29, 2013

Unilever launches renewable chemicals research

Unilever recently announced the launch of a research project with the University of Liverpool to develop biomass-based renewable chemicals such as surfactants and polymers for use in the manufacture of Unilever's home and personal care product ranges.

The three-year project will involve using feedstock such as surplus sugars, fats, oils and carbohydrates produced from waste streams via commodity by-products and forestry wastes.The project is also partly funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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