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U of Minn. receives $1.8 million grant for improving efficiencies in fuel and plastics production
Date:11/28/2012

both applications there is a large existing market, the requirements of which cannot be met by available membrane technologies.

Researchers estimate that for biofuels alone, annual membrane sales of $500 million per year can be anticipated if the technology is fully implemented. Similar levels of sales are expected for the plastics industry bringing total sales to $1 billion per year. If these early applications get commercial traction, other opportunities for the use of nanosheet membranes will emerge as well.

"Our next step is to bring these revolutionary membrane materials to commercial reality by developing a low-cost manufacturing approach that can be scaled-up efficiently," Tsapatsis said.


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Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota
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