Biological remediation of adhesives project receives MnDrive Environment seed grant

August 12, 2021

Steve Severtson and his team's project will identify combinations of fungal degradation for various pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) polymer compositions, structures, and product designs.

Their objective is to develop rapid techniques for identifying fungal species capable of degrading adhesive polymers. Such tests will facilitate the development of more sustainable commercial products tailored for subsequent bioremediation. Team members include Steve Severtson, Jiwei Zhang, Jesus Castaño, and Drew Hauge.