How Ingeo is Made
Nature looks at greenhouse gases, like atmospheric carbon, as a feedstock, a raw material. It's what trees, plants, and coral reefs, are built from. At NatureWorks, we're doing the same thing – using our best technologies to turn greenhouse gases into a portfolio of polylactic acid (PLA) performance materials called Ingeo.
We use plants like corn, cassava, sugar cane or beets to capture and sequester CO2 transforming it into long-chain sugar molecules.
Our R&D team is assessing new technology to skip plants and use microorganisms to directly convert greenhouse gases into lactic acid.