Vancouver, British Columbia – A project to develop technology for recycling polyurethane has received a C$300,000 ($ 225,000) grant from Innovate BC's Ignite programme. These grants are designed to accelerate the commercialisation of innovation that addresses significant environmental and healthcare challenges.
The award was given to James Olson of the University of British Columbia and industry partner Polymer Research Technologies. It will support their project, in collaboration with the BECAUSE Research Institute, to develop technology that will allow polyurethane foam waste to be chemically recycled into polyols.
‘Polymer Research is extremely excited to receive this prestigious award,’ said Kambiz Taheri, the company’s founder and CTO. ‘The funding will allow us to perform all of the necessary and crucial R&D work at UBC and validate the sustainability and scalability of our innovative technology by our key customers.’
Innovate BC is the state-owned agency that supports innovation within British Columbia.
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