ONE-STEP FERMENTATIVE PRODUCTION OF POLYLACTIC ACID

May
2012

The use of PLA has been hindered by its complex and expensive synthesis process. A new technology promises to change this — giving PLA a chance to compete with fossil-based plastics.


 

Author Bios: 

Sang Yup Lee

Dr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Director of Center for Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 510 journal papers, 64 books/book chapters, and more than 580 patents—either registered or applied. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Science and Technology Medal from...Read more

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