Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites of Pullman, WA at K 2019 in Düsseldorf -- K Trade Fair
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Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

P.O. Box 645815, 99164 Pullman, WA
2001 East Grimes Way, 99164 Pullman, WA
USA

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K 2019 hall map (Hall 5): stand C07-01

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K 2019 fairground map: Hall 5

Contact

David Grewell

Center Director
North Dakota State University

Phone
+1-701-231-5395

Email
david.grewell@ndsu.edu

Eric Cochran

Iowa State University

Phone
+1-515-294-0625

Email
ecochran@iastate.edu

Dean Webster

North Dakota State University

Phone
+1-701-231-8709

Email
dean.webster@ndsu.edu

Jason Locklin

University of Georgia

Phone
+1-706-542-2359

Email
jlocklin@uga.edu

Vikram Yadama

WSU Site Director
Washington State University

Phone
+1-509-335-6261

Email
vyadama@wsu.edu

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.010  Bioplastics
  • 01.01.010.01  Bioplastics, biobased

Bioplastics, biobased

About us

Company details

About

The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) is a National Science Foundation Industry & University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that focuses on developing high-value biobased products from agricultural and forestry feedstocks.

CB2 is a collaborative effort by the Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team at North Dakota State University, Iowa State University, University of Georgia, Washington State University, and industry members to conduct commercially relevant research.

Our university sites are in a unique position to successfully develop and operate a bioplastics center. Iowa State is an established leader in the area of biobased products and WSU has a strong history of research and inventions in natural fiber polymer composites. By bringing together their expertise, the center will be able to successfully transfer their ideas, results and technology to the U.S. plastics industry.

 
VISION
The vision of the center is to develop the knowledge that will allow the production of an array of high-value products, including plastics, coatings, adhesives, and composites, from agricultural feedstocks that are compatible with current industrial manufacturing systems and thereby promoting rural development and creating a future workforce.


GOALS
The goals of this center are threefold: (1) to improve the basic understanding of the synthesis, processing, properties, and compounding of bioplastic and biocomposite materials; (2) to develop reliable material characteristics data for industrial partners; and (3) to support large-scale implementation of renewable materials. In order to achieve these goals, the activities will be:

- Collaboration with industry to develop fundamental knowledge of bioplastics and biocomposites
- Dissemination of this knowledge through publications, workshops, and tradeshows
- Education of future researchers, engineers, and scientists
 

ORGANIZATION
North Dakota State University is the lead institution and responsible for overall operation of the center. Each institution has a site director who will be responsible for administration of all research, budget, outreach, and related activities at their institution. There is an independent center evaluator who meets all NSF requirements. Intellectual property and contract related issues are administered by each institution respectively, but there is a general agreement (drafted) with the center to resolve differences. The center activities are supported by industrial memberships in accordance with NSF eligibility requirements for a multi-university I/UCRC.

Additional support is provided by the Iowa State University Center for Crops Utilization Research, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Engineering, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Leading the Bioeconomy Initiative; and the Washington State University Composite Materials and Engineering Center and Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

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