Month: December 2017

Daniel Burd

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Daniel Burd was a Canadian High School student who in 2008 isolated two bacteria (Sphingomonas and Pseudomonas) that at the correct temperature ate almost half of a plastic sample within six weeks. He won the first prize at the Canada Wide Science Fair and a $20,000 scholarship. In an article in The Record (the article no longer there), Burd is quoted as saying: The inputs are cheap, maintaining the required temperature takes little energy because […]