Shale Gas Boom Spurs Big Polymer Research Grant From Welch Foundation

In the wake of the massive shale gas boom, another boom is following, in the chemical industry. The explosion in domestic fracking is causing not only an increase in fossil fuel production—not to mention a host of environmental concerns—but also a new day for the petrochemical and polymer industry. And for at least one Texas university, that’s translating into big foundation dollars to expand polymer chemistry research.

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