US Defense Dept attacks waste storage with bio-based grant

November 27, 2011 |

In Washington, the DOD awarded a $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant to Northern Technologies International for the development of biobased and marine biodegradable non-plastic bags. In collaboration, NTIC and MSU developed a  modified plant oil based product as a coating material on selected paper substrates.

Having successfully demonstrated proof-of-concept in Phase I, the purpose of Phase II will now be to further refine the product through pilot trials, and develop the processes necessary for large-scale manufacture of the biobased coatings product, that can be used to reduce the onboard storage of waste aboard US Navy ships.

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