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Bacterial Strain Uncovered for Producing Bioplastics From Sewage Sludge and Wastewater

Researchers report that the bacterium Zobellella denitrificans ZD1, found in mangroves, can consume sludge and wastewater to produce polyhydroxybutyrate, a type of biopolymer that can be used in lieu of petroleum-based plastics.


In addition to reducing the burden on landfills and the environment, Zobellella denitrificans ZD1 offers a way to cut down upstream costs for bioplastics manufacturing, a step toward making them more competitively priced against regular plastics.


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