Science has made a beer breakthrough. Nanotech researchers, with CRANN an Irish nanoscience institute in Dublin (GO FIGURE!) have partnered with SABMiller to create this new material. Tiny (like, nano tiny) sheets of boron nitride are mixed with the plastic, making it impervious to oxygen. The sheets are less that 50,000 times the width of a single human hair.
Because the gas molecules can’t diffuse into the bottle, the shelf life of the beer increases. Implications for this breakthrough? Longer shelf life means less waste. Less shipping, less environmental impact. [ScienceMag]
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Don’t think I’d want to drink a beer that had been sitting in plastic for months.
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