The founders of Plantee Bioplastics, a startup venture led by Queen’s chemical engineering alumnus Dr. Praphulla Tiwary and Queen’s chemistry alumnus Dr. Prashant Agrawal, have received a $138,000 grant from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to be used in the development of a new type of monofilament fishing line that will dissolve in water over a short period of time. The Canada-wide Plastics Challenge event seeks economically and technically viable innovations in fishing and aquaculture gear or gear-related technologies to reduce or eliminate ghost fishing and aquatic plastic pollution caused by the Canadian fisheries and aquaculture industries.

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