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Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI) claimed that it has produced biodegradable plastic from glycerin, obtained during the process of bio-diesel extraction from the Jatropha seed.  The biodegradable plastic production from the crude glycerol was facilitated by micro organism from Indian waters.

CSMCRI has filed patent for this integrated process of extracting bio-diesel from Jatropha in close to fifteen countries, and is now planning to scale up the project for commercial production.

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