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Neutral and rapidly degradable bioplastics

University: University of Tübingen

Objective of study: Modify bacteria to produce climate-neutral and rapidly degradable bioplastics

Process and applications:

  • Cyanobacteria produce plastic naturally as a by-product of photosynthesis — and they do it in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
  • This new plastic could come to compete with environmentally harmful petroleum-based plastics.
  • Plastic can be used in a variety of ways and is inexpensive, for example as packaging for food.


  • Optimize the use of the bacteria and increase it to the point where large-scale production of bioplastics becomes possible.


University Details

University of Tübingen

The University of Tübingen has been a place of top-level research and excellent teaching for more than 500 years.


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Cyanobacteria can be cultivated in the photobioreactor.


Bioplastic From Bacteria