Northern Technologies wins $500K for bio-based, biodegradable plastic R&D

November 16, 2011 |

In Minnesota, Northern Technologies has been awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II grant of $500,000 for the development of advanced polylactide materials for biobased and biodegradable plastic products.

This award is a continuation of the successful Phase I project on the same topic, and will help NTIC develop and commercialize chemically modified biobased and biodegradable PLA-based compounds, to generate a new class of materials.  The research and technology development will be conducted in collaboration with Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan.

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