BioPROTEIN (Biological Plastic Reuse by Olefin and Ester Transforming Engineered Isolates and Natural Consortia), is a four year project starting in 2020 that aims to refine a method of chemical and high heat (pyrolysis) deconstruction of plastic waste that enables it to be converted into protein powder and lubricants.


Collaborators[edit | edit source]

BioPROTEIN is a collaboration between Steve Techtmann, a professor of biological sciences, chemical engineers Rebecca Ong and David Shonnard and materials engineer Joshua Pearce at Michigan Technological University and Ting Lu, professor of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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In the News[edit | edit source]

  1. From Plastic to Protein Powder MTU News 21.3k
    1. NewsBreak 1982
    2. Eureka Alert19.8k
    3. Newswise 47k
    4. Mirage News 87.2k
    5. The National Tribune (Australia)
    6. The Lode
    7. Bioengineer
    8. ScienMag
    9. 7th Space
  2. Researchers to Convert Plastic Waste into Useful Products Omnexus 50k
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Authors Joshua M. Pearce
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Language English (en)
Translations Chinese, Russian
Related 2 subpages, 7 pages link here
Impact 579 page views
Created September 9, 2020 by Joshua M. Pearce
Modified December 27, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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