CSP Investigator Paul Dauenhauer is featured in the University of Minnesota’s Winter 2021 Legacy magazine for his research of renewable resources to make plastic bottles, car tires, soaps, and more.
“Clothing, shoes, furniture, cell phones, bandages, and tires are derived from carbon made from natural gas and petroleum. In 100 years, we’re still going to need those products. But what can we do to make these in a way that’s sustainable?” he asks. “We want to create an entirely new industry around products made from renewable resources.”
Dauenhauer was recently selected as one of 21 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, a group of creative thinkers and doers who push the boundaries of their fields.