Taraka Dale/Photo Courtesy LANL
LANL NEWS RELEASE
Taraka Dale is honored as this quarter’s Frontiers in Science speaker by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. Her talk will be distributed Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6 pm on the Laboratory You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/losalamosnationallab
Taraka is the LANL team lead for the BOTTLE Consortium, an alliance of 10 research institutions and the U.S. Department of Energy striving to use Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment. Each institution is contributing to solve the global plastic problem in a unique way.
LANL is using smart microbial cell technology to discover a biocatalyst that can break down plastic into a sludge that could then be repurposed into other material such as nylon.