biobased products Tag

Applications are due by August 31, 2022. USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is accepting proposals for a new pilot program to support the development of biobased products that have lower carbon footprints and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials, creating new revenue streams for farmers. The Bioproduct Pilot Program is a competitive grant program that will support research activities related to studying the benefits of using materials derived from covered agricultural commodities in the production of construction and consumer products. Anticipated activities include technoeconomic and life-cycle analyses relative to incumbent products; environmental and waste management implications; and...

Compostable molded pulp packaging products are becoming increasingly popular, but the recycled newspaper that has traditionally been used to make them is becoming less available. Oregon State University researchers explored whether apple pomace, the waste left when juice is extracted, could be used as the basis of a packaging material. The research also explored using other fruit and vegetable processing byproducts. The researchers concluded that fruit pomace could be a feasible source of fiber for packaging, and they also explored additives that would make the packaging more water-resistant while still being compostable....