Renewable Materials

Wuxi NewWay excels at developing renewable materials by metabolic engineering in plants and microbes. We have successfully engineered several essential petrochemicals using modern synthetic biology. These materials are important industrial monomers with a wide-range of industrial and commercial applications in many industries.

A renewable material is a natural resource with the ability to be replaced through biological or other natural process, and to be replenished with the passage of time. Renewable resources are part of our natural environment and form our eco-system. However, currently non-renewable materials constitute a large portion of the things we consume every day. Approximately 23% of petroleum is used for producing materials ranging from plastics to fibers. These petrochemicals have to be replaced by renewable materials to sustain our living standards.