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NCL uses biomass to make toothpaste and chocolates

23 March 2011

PUNE: Biomass can now be used to prepare sweeteners in chocolates, chewing gums, toothpaste and even mouthwashes. The scientists at the National chemical Laboratory ( NCL) have developed a process wherein hemicellulose, a component of biomass can be converted into chemicals which upon further conversion can be used as sweeteners and most importantly, in an eco-friendly way….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-03-23/pune/29177540_1_biomass-national-chemical-laboratory-toothpaste

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Written by csirindia

March 26, 2011 at 12:11 am

Posted in NEERI

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