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Final Report for DOE Project DE-FC07-99CH11010

By Jed Randall and Robert Kean

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Department of Energy award number DE-FC07-99CH11010, Enhanced Utilization of Corn Based Biomaterials, supported a technology development program sponsored by Cargill Dow LLC from September 30, 1999 through June 30, 2003. The work involved fundamental scientific studies on poly lactic acid (PLA), a new environmentally benign plastic material from renewable resources. DOE funds supported academic research at the Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and industry cost share was directed towards applied research into new product development utilizing the fundamental information generated by the academic partners. Under the arrangement of the grant, the fundamental information is published so that other companies can utilize it in evaluating the applicability of PLA in their own products. The overall project objective is to increase the utilization of PLA, a renewable resource based plastic, currently produced from fermented corn sugar

Topics: Plastics, 14 Solar Energy, Colorado, 36 Materials Science, Lactic Acid, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Saccharose Plastics, Plastics, Awards, Corn, Educational Facilities
Publisher: Cargill Dow LLC (United States)
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.2172/816437
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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