CNAM-Bio Center

The overall goals of the CNAM-Bio Center are to synthesize low cost biodegradable biopolymers from renewable sources (such as agricultural waste biomass and methane) using polymer-producing microbes and extremophilic bioprocessing; and to develop commercially viable processes to transform these materials into valuable biopolymer and biocomposite products.

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Key Services

  • Biocatalysis
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Extremozymes
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Interfacial chemistry
  • Polymer processing
  • Composite processing and manufacturing
  • Nanocomposite synthesis and processing
  • Advanced characterization of micro-organisms and polymeric materials
Aerial view of CNAM Bio & SDSMT campus in Rapid City


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 East Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, South Dakota, USA, 57701

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