(Japan Science and Technology Agency) JST has announced a success of the development subject ‘Manufacturing Technology for New Plant-Origin Functional Materials’ in developing a refining facility that reduces manufacturing cost of the Eucommia elastomer to approximately one-eighth of the cost at the beginning of the project and producing 10 tons of Eucommia elastomer per year highly efficiently with an extraction purity of 99.8%.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/jsat-sic033120.php