As a result of environmental concerns and the depletion of biomass assets, eco-friendly, renewable biomass-based chemical extraction has recently received significant attention. Bio-based chemicals can be prepared using different renewable feedstock bio-resources through microbial fermentation. Chemicals produced from renewable feedstocks can reduce ecological consequences from improper disposal and repurpose them into valuable products. Biodegradability, biocompatibility and non-toxicity, particularly in biomedical applications, have inspired researchers towards developing novel technologies that have social benefit. Among semi-synthetic and synthetic polymeric materials, utilization of natural bio-based monomeric materials can provide opportunities for sustainable development of novel non-toxic, biodegradable and biocompatible products. The purpose of this work is to give a summary of research into the generation of natural bio-based succinic acid (SA) monomer, the development of poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) as biodegradable polymer, PBS-based nanocomposites and their innovative uses.
- Circular economy
- Succinic acid