The UW System Technology Foundation, Inc., recently awarded Northland College and UW-Eau Claire $27,270 award to support their collaborative faculty-student research on the hydrogenation of used plastics to produce useful chemicals.

This award provides Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nick Robertson and Professor and Department of Chemistry Michael Carney and their student research assistants with funding to continue investigating new methods to harvest useful chemicals from plastic waste streams.

Almost half the funding is designated to pay student research assistants through March 2015.

The UW System Technology Foundation supports research and development initiatives in the UW System through three grant programs to advance the commercial potential of technologies.

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