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Topic 1: Highly Recyclable or Biodegradable Plastics
1a: Novel Bio-Based Plastics: Designing Highly Recyclable or Biodegradable Bio-Based Plastics
Iowa State University - Ames, IATrojan Horse Repeat Sequences for Triggered Chemical Recycling of Polyesters for Films and Bottles$2,165,000
University of California, San Diego - La Jolla, CAProduction of high-performance biodegradable polyurethane products made from algae precursors$2,000,000
Topic 1: Highly Recyclable or Biodegradable Plastics
1b: Novel Plastics: Designing Highly Recyclable or Biodegradable Plastics
University of California, San Diego - La Jolla, CADegradable Biocomposite Thermoplastic Polyurethanes$2,088,114
The University of Akron - Akron, OHHighly Recyclable Thermosets for Lightweight Composites$2,049,242
Topic 2: Novel Methods for Deconstructing and Upcycling Existing Plastic Waste
IBM Almaden Research Center - San Jose, CAUpcycling PET via the VolCat process$2,495,625
Battelle Memorial Institute - Columbus, OHHybrid Approach to Repurpose Plastics Using Novel Engineered Processes (HARNESS)$1,999,778
Iowa State University - Ames, IAModular Catalytic Reactors for Single-Use Polyolefin Conversion to Lubricating Oils from Upcycled Plastics (LOUPs)$2,500,000
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OHHybrid Chemical-Mechanical Separation & Upcycling of Mixed Plastic Waste$2,498,539
LanzaTech, Inc. - Skokie, ILUpscaling of Non-Recyclable Plastic Waste into CarbonSmart™ Monomers$1,890,001
Topic 3: BOTTLE Consortium Collaborations to Tackle Challenges in Plastic Waste
University of Delaware - Newark, DECircular Economy of Composites enabled by TUFF Technology$2,499,983
University of Minnesota: Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MNBOTTLE – Recyclable and Biodegradable Manufacturing and Processing of Plastics and Polymers based on Renewable Branched Caprolactones$2,499,997
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WIDesigning Recyclable Biomass Biomass-Based Polyesters$2,500,000

Official notices can be found at EERE Exchange or To view all current solicitations for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), see the EERE Funding Opportunities page. This list is for information only—it may not be inclusive of all solicitations. Funding amounts and schedule dates are subject to change.