BBRT receives NSF planning grant to develop a center with UMass Lowell that would focus on bioplastics and biocomposites. www.cb2.iastate.edu
Results Are In
Biobased Plant Containers Project
The Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Team have finished the first round of plant container development and greenhouse and garden trials.
New Biobased Coatings
With Antibacterial Properties
BBRT researchers are developing soybean oil-based coatings that have antibacterial properties.
Web App for Plastics
Calculate the Eco-profiles of Plastics
Use the Polymers Environmental Comparator to determine the economic viability of bioplastics.
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.