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Lummus and RWDC announce agreement

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Lummus Technology and RWDC Industries, a biotechnology company developing biopolymer material solutions, have announced a binding Joint Development and Commercial Cooperation Agreement (JDCCA) to expand manufacturing and global licensing of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA).

Leon de Bruyn, Lummus Technology's President and CEO said: "This agreement highlights Lummus and RWDC's strong commitment to addressing plastic waste and the carbon footprint associated with conventional plastics production. Our partnership in this innovative space aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, reflecting our ongoing dedication to developing technologies that accelerate the use and availability of eco-friendly plastics."

Dr. Daniel Carraway, RWDC's CEO said: "It has always been our goal to develop sustainable materials that benefit every living thing on the planet, and this partnership is a monumental step in that direction. Lummus' and RWDC's decision to work together is an exciting development toward making it possible for more people to benefit from natural materials while preserving resources and our environment for future generations."

RWDC uses plant-based oils, including post-consumer or waste cooking oils, to produce its proprietary Solon™ PHA, which can be organically recycled or composted in home and industrial composting facilities. Products or packaging made with PHA that find their way into the environment, therefore, will fully biodegrade in soil, fresh water, and marine settings, preventing persistent plastics and microplastics from accumulating in the environment. Articles produced with PHA also can be recycled, re-used or returned to the carbon cycle by way of organic recycling or composting systems.

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