May 11, 2010

Midwest Biopolymers & Biocomposites Workshop

 

Agenda

 

8:00

Registration

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Sun Room

8:25

Opening Remarks

Lawrence Johnson
Professor, Iowa State University and Director, Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm

8:30

Overview of Biopolymers and Biocomposites

David Grewell
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University

Morning Session - Sun Room

8:45

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Green Composites:
Where Are We Now and Where We Are Headed

Anil Netravali
Professor, Fiber Science Program, Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, Cornell University

9:30

Creative Composites, Ltd

Craig Shore
President, Creative Composites, Ltd

10:00

Networking Break - South Ballroom

Poster session and vendor displays

10:30

Blends of Zein and Soy Plastics

David Grewell
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University

11:00

Collaboration is Key to Advance Biopolymer Market Opportunities

Dan Sawyer
Director, Asia-Pacific, NatureWorks LLC

11:30

Novel Biobased Plastics, Rubbers, Composites, and Coatings from Agricultural Oils and By-products

Richard Larock
Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University

Noon

Lunch - Great Hall

LUNCHEON SPEAKER

Going Green – Understanding Biobased and Biodegradability Concepts and Looking Out for “Green Washing” Claims

Ramani Narayan
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University

Afternoon Session - Sun Room

1:00

Environmental Sustainability at PepsiCo

Ken Laverdure
Research Engineer, PepsiCo Global R&D, Food Packaging, PepsiCo

1:30

Microstructure of Zein-based Bioplastics

Graciela W. Padua
Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois

2:00

Ultrasonic Cutting of Biodegradable Polylactic acid (PLA) Films

Sophie Morneau
Manager, Plastics Joining Laboratory & ATG Customer Service, Branson Ultrasonics

2:30

Networking Break - South Ballroom

Poster session and vendor displays

3:00

Iowa State University's Entry into the Solar Decathlon Competition

Mikesch Muecke
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Iowa State University

3:30

MCG BioComposites, LLC

Sam McCord
President and CEO, MCG BioComposites, LLC

Networking Meetings and Tours

4:00

Networking Meetings - South Ballroom and Sun Room

4:00 and 4:30

Tours
Thermal and Mechanical Analysis Laboratory
Technology Transfer Pilot Plant

5:00

Workshop adjourned

 

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