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  • EDINBURGH - Scientists say that nylon manufacture could be made more sustainable by the discovery that bacteria can make a key chemical involved in the process without emitting harmful greenhouse gases.

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say they have developed a sustainable method of making one of the most valuable industrial chemicals in the world - adipic acid - which is a key component of nylon.

Industrial production of adipic acid currently relies on fossil fuels and produces large amounts of nitrous oxide - a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

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