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UI scientist makes plastic from cow manure


September 27, 2013
By Twin Falls Times-News

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September 26, 2013, Moscow, ID – Erik Coats, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Idaho, and his research group at the have developed a way to generate a significant economic return from Idaho’s dairy industry waste stream by converting manure into a biodegradable plastic.

The process, which results in the compound polyhydroxyalkanoate, or PHA, is simpler than it sounds. READ MORE


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