Novomer, a company founded by CSP reseacher Geoff Coates, is working with the automobile company, Ford, to convert collected CO2 pollution into recyclable foams and plastics. Read the full article from Ford. 


Jake Brutman (Minnesota – Hillmyer) and Mammad Nasiri (Minnesota – Reineke) were awarded two of the ten 2016-2017 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships from the Department of Chemistry. Read the full article from the Department of Chemistry.


Investigators Marc Hillmyer and Theresa Reineke and graduate student James Gallagher were awarded the 2016 TechConnect National Innovation Award for their research on Isosorbide-based Polymers. Read the full article from the University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry.


On February 17 and March 23, 2016 approximately 22 students in an introductory environmental science class at Augsburg College performed a bioplastics experiment that is currently in development by CSP senior investigator Jane Wissinger’s group. Read more


CSP Researchers, led by Kechun Zhang, have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste, like corn stover and orange peels, into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex to chicken feed. The groundbreaking study, titled "Engineering nonphosphorylative metabolism to generate lignocellulose-derived products" was published today in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. Read the full story from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering.  


CSP research on recyclable foams was featured on Minnesota's KARE11 news. See the story here.