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April 15, 2008

Chementator: Sugar-beet pulp may cut the cost of biodegradable plastic

Gerald Ondrey

Sugar-beet processors in the U.S. generate approximately 40 million tons of fiber-rich sugar-beet pulp every year as a byproduct of sucrose extraction. Most of it is used as livestock feed or in pet food. Researchers with the U.S. Agricultural Research...

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