Brochures and Fact Sheets

Printable PDFs about the Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team

BBRT Brochure

Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team Brochure

This brochure is an overview of the Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team including capabilities, facilities, research areas, and available services.

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Funded Research Projects

Soy-based Fertilizer

The soy-based fertilizers developed at Iowa State University are fully biobased and perform as well or better than their petrochemical counterparts.

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Funded Research Projects

Funded Research Projects Fact Sheet

This fact sheet lists funded projects that focus on formulating, processing, characterizing, and technology transfer.

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Research Facilities and Equipment

Research Facilities and Equipment Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the Biopolymers & Biocomposites Resarch Team's facilities including a list of processing and characterization equipment.

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Biobased Plant Containers

Biobased Plant Containers Fact Sheet

The Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team is developing biorenewable and biodegradable plant containers for the specialty crop industry. This fact sheet explains the importance of these containers and early results from the research.

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Plant Containers Biodegration Handout

Biobased Plant Containers Biodegradation Illustration

This handout illustrates how protein-based plant containers biodegrade. Plants are transplanted into a garden and the protein-based containers are broken down and installed beneath the plant roots.

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Polymers Environmental Calculator

Polymers Environmental Calculator Fact Sheet

The Polymers Environmental Calculator is a user-friendly, web-based application designed to calculate and compare processing costs, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions of various petroleum and biobased plastics.

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Research Profile

Research Profile Fact Sheet

The Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team promotes research in the development of biorenewable polymers from Midwest crops. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of their research areas and a list of team members.

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Research Highlights

Research Highlights Fact Sheet

Researchers are developing new materials to address environmental concerns and add value to Iowa's agricultural crops. This fact sheet explains the biopolymers and biocomposites research happening at Iowa State University.

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