Focus areas

“Biomaterials made from seaweed offers many benefits.

Recycling bottles could get a whole lot easier.

The challenge Bioplastics, such as polylactic acid (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoates, are rapidly gaining use in the market as alternatives to […]

The challenge Plastics in the environment break down into smaller pieces, known as microplastics  (25µm to 5mm), which have the […]

The challenge Researchers are looking at whether waste from agriculture or fossil fuel-based plastics can be repurposed into something useful. […]

Informing decision making for algae-based processes through a technoeconomic framework.

The challenge Recovered waste is often used for beneficial purposes such as soil amendments, earthworks, or engineering fill. However, this […]

The challenge Plastics, such as LDPE, HDPE, PP and PET, are present in the items we use every day. However, […]

The challenge Plastics design and research has an increased focus on the overall life-cycle and end-fate. Historically, many strategies incorporate […]

The challenge Many plastics, such as mixed and soft plastics, are hard to recycle, which means they often end up […]