A new method for making a key component of plastics

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Scientists have discovered a previously unknown way that some bacteria produce the chemical ethylene – a finding that could lead to new ways to produce plastics without using fossil fuels.

Associated journal article: North, JA, et al (2020). “A nitrogenase-like enzyme system catalyzes methionine, ethylene, and methane biogenesis.” Science 28 Aug 2020, 1094-1098. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6507/1094

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