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Maker of biodegradable alternative to plastic wins startup competition

BIOTECHNOLOGY firm Nanotronics clinched the championship title for its biodegradable material that can be used as alternative to plastics. The event was during The PitchFest culmination for Shell’s 2020 search in the Philippines for startups that was held recently through the web. Founded by Dr. Jerome Palaganas, the company produces a bio-based nanomaterial called cellulose nanocrystals made from indigenous plants.

The decomposable materials are designed to reduce plastic waste in an ecologically friendly way.

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