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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON Sandia National Laboratories and The University of Akron to Collaborate in Materials Science AKRON, Ohio – September 19, 2016 – Sandia National Laboratories and The University of Akron have approved a Master Research Agreement that enables collaborations in such areas as additive manufacturing and advanced materials research. […]

BioPlastics demand is growing far faster than the overall plastics market. Worldwide demand for biobased plastics is forecasted to see 8-12% annual growth through 2020, far out pacing conventional plastics.1 Packaging is the largest market, but there are significant opportunities in automotive and consumer goods as well.

Oil Prices Drop Put Bioplastics in Question While the majority of the U.S. rejoices due to dropping energy prices, those involved in the polymer industry are also enjoying lower raw material costs. The declining oil prices could also have an impact on other segment of the polymer industry: bio-based products. Does the market demand for […]

OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center, headquartered at The Ohio State University, hosted the 2014 Bioproducts World Showcase & Conference October 5-8. It was the first time an event of this type has been held and it attracted 250 attendees from around the world. And, with Ohio’s two largest industries being polymers and agriculture it was a […]

Bio100 Technologies, formerly Poly Green Technologies, LLC, was founded in spring, 2009 through a collaborative effort based on the work of Dr. Yebo Li, a bioprocess/biosystems engineer in the Department of Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering at OARDC/OSU, The Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio. After an initial period of exploring the technology, which derives a biopolyol from agricultural-based waste products, the company applied for and won a TechGenesis Technology Grant from TECHColumbus.

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