New lab to develop biomass chemical technologies [News]

December 3, 2012 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 3 Dec 2012.

Singapore has opened a first-of-its-kind laboratory to develop technologies to produce high-value chemicals from agricultural waste, or biomass.

The Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), a research institute of The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), officially opened its Metabolic Engineering Research Laboratory (MERL) in Biopolis on Monday.

The new laboratory will design and drive factories that can produce the wastes cost-effectively.

By creating new technologies and know-how, the laboratory will develop new strategies and applications in the use of biomass.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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