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Consortium secures €7.5 million for waste-to-biobased plastics R&D

3:34 AM MDT | April 22, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

SynPol1, a consortium of 8 academic and 6 industrial institutions, has secured almost €7.5 million ($9.8 million) in funding under the EU Seventh Framework Programme to explore the conversion of different complex waste streams to valuable products such as biobased plastics, the Biological Research Centre (CIB; Madrid) has announced. Led by CIB, which forms part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC; Madrid), the researchers are working together to produce the biobased polymer polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from different waste...

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