Extramural Research - People, Prosperity and the Planet
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EPA Grant Number: SU833514
Title: Sustainable Plastics: Designing and Demonstrating Renewable, Biodegradable Products Made of Soy Protein-based Plastics
University of Wisconsin-Madison students will design and produce plastic from soy protein. This plastic is made from renewable materials and is biodegradable, offering a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel-based plastics. It can be produced on conventional plastic processing equipment, but the technology must be improved to make it economically feasible for commercial production.