Tag: bio-plastic

Irish researchers develop bio-plastic blend that can compost in 60 days

Irish researchers develop bio-plastic blend that can compost in 60 days

August 30, 2018 |

In Ireland, scientists at BEACON Bioeconomy Research Centre, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Research Centre at University College Dublin, and AMBER, the SFI Research Centre for materials science at Trinity College Dublin, have discovered a blend of biodegradable plastic that completely degrades under typical home-composting conditions. The team blended 15 different biodegradable plastics together so they could function as commercial […]

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Laurel BioComposite shipping DDGs-to-plastics test product

Laurel BioComposite shipping DDGs-to-plastics test product

December 21, 2011 |

In Nebraska, Laurel BioComposite, who recently opened a 250 pounds per hour pilot plant that produces the company’s bioplastic resins based on ethanol by-product distillers grain, says it has completed its first test batches and have sent them off to seven customers for testing. The pellets can be blending at up to 40% with other […]

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BASF bio-plastic passes real-world test

BASF bio-plastic passes real-world test

November 25, 2011 |

In Germany, BASF reports their biodegradable plastic passes the test under real-world conditions.  The study took place in Bad Dürkheim, from April to June 2011. Around 65,000 households each received ten Ecovio FS bio-waste bags free of charge, and could buy more if needed. IBK-Solutions was responsible for analyzing the compost.  BASF credits Ecovio’s compostability […]

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