UoGuelph receives $1M to make eco-products out of ethanol

May 3, 2019

Researchers at the University of Guelph have received $1M for a project that turns ethanol production coproducts into new materials. A release states that the team will work with by-products of corn ethanol—such as corn oil, distiller’s dried grains with solubles, and carbon dioxide—to develop eco-friendly plasticizer, biodegradable plastics, and sustainable biocomposites for green packaging and eco-friendly consumer products for industrial uses. “This important funding will help drive U of G’s expertise in the development of bio-based materials, and greatly assist our research to pinpoint areas where agricultural waste is transformed into new, in-demand products,” said UoGuelph VP of Research Malcolm Campbell. UoGuelph