Firm hopes to convert distillers grains into a plastic additive

05/18/2011 |

Laurel BioComposite is planning to develop an $18.7 million facility for converting distillers grains into a plastic-resin additive, said Marge Lauer, a board member of KAAPA Investments, which is backing the project. If the cost of distillers grains increases, the process can be used for other biomass sources such as corn stover and wheat straw, Lauer said. Laurel hopes to begin production of the resin additive in 2012.

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