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Here’s an opportunity to download a 450-page book about a topic not everyone yet realizes is true. Plastics from bacteria? Really? Yes, really. We’re doing it; others are doing it; strong global markets and a growing consumer demand worldwide are developing quickly and driving innovation. Thus, this new volume: Plastics from Bacteria: Natural Functions and Applications Book.

In this new overview, among other things, succinic acid and its polymer polybutylene succinate (PBS) are discussed. One caveat: I haven’t yet attempted the download and so can’t vouch for the quality of the book’s content. If you opt to read it and have a review of it for us, please forward your comment here.

If you’re not familiar with this information resource, you’ll want to check it out. That link takes you to a PubChem page which presents a ton of information about succinic acid, our flagship product to date.  Think Wikipedia, but with a significantly higher IQ. It’s a service of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) which is a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Among other things, it provides access to biomedical and genomic information.

My only issue is that the site does not as yet include Myriant in its list of chemical vendors. But we’ll work on that.