05 Oct '11, 6am

Students To Make Biodegradable Plastic Bags A Reality

Students To Make Biodegradable Plastic Bags A Reality

Most plastic bags we use today will either get incinerated or end up in a landfill somewhere. But not if four University of Arkansas student have anything to say about that – the founders of cycleWood Solutions Inc. intends to make biodegradable plastic shopping bags into reality. Using technology developed by University of Minnesota biochemist Simo Sarkanen from its Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering , the four students started their company after creating a business plan around the technology for an entrepreneurship class. “The point of the class was to build a viable business,” says Nhiem Cao, president and CEO of cycleWood Solutions , which was recently named regional champion in the 2011 Cleantech Open Business Competition . Cao found the technology, a lignin-based biodegradable plastic, on the Office for Technology Commercialization’s website. They ...

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