31 Aug '15, 1pm

Newlight and Vinmar bet on carbon-negative plastic

Newlight and Vinmar bet on carbon-negative plastic

Fearing that governments and businesses won’t act fast enough to reduce carbon emissions, some entrepreneurs are taking another route to prevent carbon from overheating the planet: capturing it from the air and recycling it. They see greenhouse gas recycling as a business opportunity as much as a planet-saving move. In that vein, one of the most attention-getting endeavors in recycling carbon-based gas is Newlight Technologies, which captures methane-based carbon from the air and recycles it to a resin it calls AirCarbon, a thermoplastic material that performs like petroleum-based plastic. Newlight has won numerous scientific awards for its invention and has already attracted business from Dell Computer, which uses AirCarbon in the packaging for its Latitude notebook computers, and Sprint, which shapes it into cell phone cases for iPhones . But an even bigger validation of...

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