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Flower power to purge poison and produce platinum
Date:11/21/2012

calling them) that can tailor the shapes and sizes of the metallic nanoparticles they will make. This would give manufacturers of catalytic convertors, developers of cancer treatments and other applicable technologies exactly the right shape, size and functionality they need without subsequent refinement. We are also expecting to recover other high value materials such as fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, anti-oxidants etc. from the crops during the same biorefining process".

EPSRC are so taken with the concept that they have now awarded the research consortium 3 million to develop the technology.


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