Research on creating more environment-friendly, cost-efficient plastics from natural and renewable materials got a boost today as the University of Minnesota announced a $1.5 million grant over three years from the National Science Foundation Centers for Chemical Innovation program to the University’s Center for Sustainable Polymers. The grant also makes the University eligible for additional funding in the future.
“We are tremendously excited about this new support from the NSF,” says Marc Hillmyer, director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers and a chemistry professor in the U of M’s College of Science and Engineering. “With our strong history in polymer science and seed funding from the University of Minnesota, we have already been able to establish a national presence in the sustainable polymer arena.”
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