3D printing biomass

Biomass derived from sustainable resources can be converted into poly(ethylene-2,5-furandicarboxylate) (PEF), which can then be used as the "ink" for a 3D printer to make a wide range of objects, components, and products. Researchers from the Zelinsky Institute in Moscow, Russia, suggest that we must overcome our ongoing reliance on petrochemicals derived from oil for making plastic components for a vast range of manufactured products. Their approach offer sustainability and recyclability as well as potentially reducing the overall carbon footprint of the manufacturing process.