Developing natural plastics in Australian sugarcane

Friday, 11 May, 2007


American company Metabolix has signed a collaborative agreement with Australia's Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology (CRC SIIB) to research and develop natural plastics directly in sugarcane.

Metabolix provides biobased, sustainable solutions for plastics, fuels and chemicals. The agreement was formalised in Boston earlier this week by John Mickel, Queensland Minister for State Development.

No financial terms of the agreement have been disclosed.

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