Next generation bioplastics: Production of PHA bioplastics from organic waste (2010–2013)

Abstract:
This project will advance bioplastic technology by integrating the state-of-the -art in polymer characterisation and processing with mixed culture biopolymer production. Development and knowledge enabling utilisation of waste streams as a resource for the production of degradable plastics will place Australia at the forefront of sustainable bioplastic manufacturing. The direct reward will be technology for low cost, industrially relevant biomaterials. The project builds on an existing collaboration between world leaders in biopolymer product development and biological waste processing, where the success potential is maximised by previous team experience in translational research and new IP generation.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Associate Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Head of School
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Affiliate Professor
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council