Skip to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy

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.

Click here to download a TIFF image for pasting into presentations
PC Users: click on the link above with your right mouse button and select "save link as" or "save target as" to download image.
Mac Users: position your cursor on the link above, hold down the option key and click then select "save link as" or "save target as".

This link will take you to another page with further instructions.

Document Title: Potatoes to Plastics
Category: Pollution Prevention and Waste Reduction
Media Type: Photos
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: