Investors have made an $80 million bet that it’s feasible to make plastic out of corn and other grain crops.
BioAmber Inc., a Plymouth-based biotech company that plans to convert agricultural crops into a material used in the manufacture of plastics, completed an $80 million initial public offering Friday, which was at the low end of its expectations.
Plastics are a vital part of our lives, but they also are rife with adverse environmental impacts. In "Can We Make Plastics Sustainable?", the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment and the Center for Sustainable Polymers explore how we can enjoy the benefits of plastics and keep our planet healthy, too.