BBRT researchers are investigating the use of soy-based materials as a source of nitrogen in a fully biorenewable, slow-release fertilizer.
for the Packaging Industry
Researcher sees market potential for soybean oil-based wax coatings in the paper and packaging industry.
Video Series Available
Biobased Plant Containers Project
Videos show results at 2-week intervals during a 12-week composting cycle with over 20 types of bioplastic composites.
New Biobased Coatings
with Antibacterial Properties
BBRT researchers are developing soybean oil-based coatings that have antibacterial properties.
The Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team (BBRT), established in 1995, promotes research in the development of biorenewable polymers from Midwest crops, encourages bioplastics in industry, and works towards new formulations and processing techniques. In the Team Members section, you can find detailed information on our focus. We work with plant-based oils, proteins, adhesives, and composites.