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Biodegradation behavior of bacterial-based polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) and DDGS composites
(Green Chemistry, 2014)
The extensive use of plastics in agriculture has increased the need for development and implementation of polymer materials that can degrade in soils under natural conditions. The biodegradation behavior in soil of ...
Novel bio-based composites of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)/distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS)
(RSC Advances, 2014)
The PHA/DDGS composite is a promising low-cost, bio-based material for use in crop containers for the horticulture industry. This research effort has quantified the effects on mechanical and thermal properties of adding ...
Bio-renewable precursor fibers from lignin/polylactide blends for conversion to carbon fibers
Lignin, a highly aromatic biopolymer extracted as a coproduct of wood pulping, was investigated as a suitable precursor for carbon fibers. Lignin was chemically modified and blended with poly(lactic acid) (PLA) biopolymer ...