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EPA Grant Number: SU835524
Title: Developing Sustainable Products Using Renewable Cellulose Fiber and Biopolymer Composites

Iowa State University’s team is designing a new kind of fabric made with fibers from bacteria and yeast grown in tea and polymers (large molecules) of corn and soy. This greener process results in strong, environmentally friendly fabrics for clothing design.

Challenge Area(s): Built Environment, Materials & Chemistry

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