Production of renewable polymers from crop plants.

@article{vanBeilen2008ProductionOR,
  title={Production of renewable polymers from crop plants.},
  author={Jan B. van Beilen and Yves Poirier},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={
          684-701
        }
}
Plants produce a range of biopolymers for purposes such as maintenance of structural integrity, carbon storage, and defense against pathogens and desiccation. Several of these natural polymers are used by humans as food and materials, and increasingly as an energy carrier. In this review, we focus on plant biopolymers that are used as materials in bulk applications, such as plastics and elastomers, in the context of depleting resources and climate change, and consider technical and scientific… Expand
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