Research project at Michigan Tech receives state funding

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HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan Tech recently received a major boost in funding from the state of Michigan for one of its research projects.

Awarded through the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Advanced Applied Innovation Hub (MTRAC), they were granted part of a combined $302,000 that was spread across four universities in the state.

The Michigan Tech program is focused on creating new technology for recycling plastic.

“The technology developed here will enable the creation of liquid feed stocks that will make recycling simpler, much more cost effective and solve the traditional problem of what to do with plastic once it's been used,” said Jim Baker, Associate VP of Research Development at Michigan Tech.

The other three schools in Michigan with programs receiving funding are Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan.

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