A new center that will research bioplastics and biocomposites is getting a boost from a planning grant from the National Science Foundation. Read more in the Plastics News Report here.
The center, dubbed CB2, will conduct research that promotes industry-wide acceptance of biobased plastics and composites and increases the use of sustainable materials. Projects will look at all aspects in the development of biobased plastics including feedstock logistics; synthesis and compounding of materials; and economic and environmental analysis of new products.
NSF will provides management expertise and matching funds for the first five years with the potential for additional funding.
For information on CB2, see www.cb2.iastate.edu..