Brian Igoe of Metabolix on Sustainable Technologies

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Continuing our series on sustainable technologies, BIOtech Now interviews Brian Igoe, vice president and chief brand officer of bioscience company Metabolix. Brian describes the Mirel biobased plastic products developed by his company and discusses the environmental and economic benefits of substituting plant-based bioplastics for traditional petroleum-based plastics. He also describes new technologies on the horizon, including research by Metabolix to derive biobased plastics, chemicals and energy directly from non-food crops such as switchgrass. Download or listen to the program.