UNL researchers are working on corn starch bioplastic to reduce waste
Pesquisadores da UNL estão trabalhando em bioplástico de amido de milho para reduzir o desperdício
Pesquisadores da Univesidade de Nebraska-Lincoln tem buscado uma forma de desenvolver um bioplástico derivado do amido de milho.
O relatório da equipe será apresentado no Chemical Engineering Journal de Novembro.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been looking for a way to develop a bioplastic derived from corn starch.
The term bioplastic is used to describe a plastic substance based on organic biomass, as opposed to petroleum. One of the greater advantages is that many bioplastics are biodegradable. This leads to a smaller energy footprint left by manufacturers, and can also address the concerns regarding overflowing landfills and islands of trash.
It is estimated that about 90 percent of plastic goes unrecycled in the United States. The team is working to forward clean technology, which will allow for bio-based plastics to be produced on an industrial-scale.