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A gentler way to produce lactic acid

Lactic acid preserves food and is the basis of sustainable and biodegradable plastics. It is still mainly obtained via a bio- technology process which uses chemicals that have to be removed again later. HLS researchers have developed an alternative: using a membrane process, they isolate and purify lactic acid directly, sustainably and without additional chemicals.

FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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