News on Potato Starch from Canada

Researchers turn potato processing waste into eco-friendly plastic films
October 28, 2015

Researchers turn potato processing waste into eco-friendly plastic films

Researchers of the University of Alberta offer a green alternative to petroleum-based plastics used in food packaging by turning potato byproducts into eco-friendly plastic films
Solanyl Biopolymers Inc
May 16, 2009

Solanyl Biopolymers Inc turns potato starch into biodegradable plastics

When waste byproducts are recycled and reused, it is always good for the environment. That means potato product producers in Portage la Prairie are doing some good things for the environment. Simplot Canada Ltd. in Portage la Prairie goes through a...
February 19, 2009

Canadian government announces 5.3 million support for BioPotato Network

Yvan Pelletier and Helen Tai hope you'll never look at a potato the same way again.   The agricultural scientists, who are co-leading a network to help expand the potato industry, are working to unleash the full potential of the humble tuber and creat...
 Native Potato Starch granules
January 02, 2009

Canadian AAFC Scientists Consider Potato Starch for Nutritional and Industrial Applications

Most cooks are familiar with the thickening properties of corn starch, but potato starch is every bit as much up to the job, say scientists with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). They’re working on a project to further examine the structure and...


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