A process developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with U.S. Department of Energy support converts carbohydrates in acrigultural byproducts such as potato waste into materials that can be used to manufacture biodegradable plastics, surface coatings, adhesives, textiles, and detergents.
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|Document Title:||Potatoes to Plastics|
|Category:||Pollution Prevention and Waste Reduction|
|Date of Image/Photo:||March 1990|
|Background:||This technology has been transferred through a coordinated effort with a sugar manufacturer in Hawaii.|
|URL of this page:||http://picturethis.pnl.gov/picturet.nsf/by+id/PNLM-3RF54R|