The South Dakota School of Mines Composite and Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing (CMAN) Center recently received $1.8 million dollars from the governor’s office, reports KOTA News. The award will be distributed over the next five years to help the center with its research in developing low-cost plastics from renewable sources.
Currently, most plastics are made from petroleum products which are non-renewable. However, some plastics can be made from renewable sources including corn husks. Plastics made from these types of sources are also biodegradable.
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