Saint Augustine’s University Establishes Working Agreement With a Plastic Recycling Firm

Dr. McPhail

Historically Black Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, has entered into an agreement with Braven Environmental, a pioneering technology provider in the advanced plastics recycling sector. The agreement offers the opportunity for both faculty and students to conduct research alongside Braven’s scientists and allow for student internships at the Braven facility in Zebulon, North Carolina.

Braven’s proprietary pyrolysis process has undergone more than 10 years of testing and development and efficiently breaks down mixed, difficult-to-recycle waste plastics. Braven converts mixed waste plastics that are used for the production of new plastics and as a replacement to traditional oil products. Braven believes it has one of the leading solutions addressing the global and growing issue of post-consumer and post-industrial waste plastics while reducing the carbon footprint associated with traditional plastic waste management and plastic production.

“We are pleased to offer these cutting-edge scientific opportunities to our students,” said Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail President of Saint Augustine’s University. “We believe the country needs the type of research that Braven is conducting to remain a leader in the recycling sector and reduce our collective carbon footprint. Saint Augustine’s University faculty and students are well positioned to support Braven and make a significant impact in the technology recycling sector.”


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