A Sustainable Future is #Biobased

Lizzy Schultz

BioBased Technologies, LLC (BBT) was just one of the biobased manufacturing companies that made the trip to Washington, D.C. as an exhibitor and participant in the 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue, and BBT exhibitor Terri Mallioux was on hand during the event to discuss how the company’s manufactured materials are improving the sustainability of a multitude of …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, biobased, Environment, Sustainability, USB

#Soy #Biobased Backs Up Carpet and Grass

Cindy Zimmerman

Soybased backing can make any home more environmentally friendly, both inside and out. Universal Textile Technologies (UTT) provides backing for the carpet and synthetic turf and they are featured in a new United Soybean Board video debuted at last week’s Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue. “We adopted biobased chemistry using soy formulation with the help of the (USB) new uses committee in …

Audio, biobased, Soybean, USB

#Biobased2016 Helps Build Demand for #Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

Lewis Bainbridge is a farmer from South Dakota who serves on the United Soybean Board and is one of the stars of a new video touting the benefits of biobased products for the nation – Red, White and Biobased. “That video is a neat tie-in to show different partnerships,” he told me during the Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue this week in …

Audio, biobased, Soybean, USB, USDA, Video

Secretary Vilsack Addresses #Biobased2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was the keynote speaker at the United Soybean Board 2016 Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue at USDA headquarters today. Vilsack was impressed with the wide range of biobased products on display at the event. “You all are helping to transition our entire economy,” he said. He called the whole biobased products initiative over the past several years a …

Audio, biobased, Soybean, USB, USDA

Biocognito’s Danielson Discusses Emerging Biomaterials

Joanna Schroeder

All things “bio” are becoming a hot topic as companies continue to move toward more sustainable business practices and products. Renewable feedstocks, such as corn, are a headliner in this movement as we learn from Biocognito’s Nathan Danielson during the Corn Utilization Technology Conference (#CUTC16). The company is a small consulting firm that counsels businesses working to bring new technologies …

Agribusiness, Audio, biobased, CUTC

Got Corn? Make Momomers Says DuPont at #CUTC16

Joanna Schroeder

Got corn? Then you can make some amazing things. For example, attendees at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC16) that took place in St. Louis this week learned about making new momomers for corn? Say what? Let’s get some insight from biomaterial expert Michael Saltzberg who is the business director for DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ biomaterials business. Saltzberg spoke on …

Audio, biobased, Corn, CUTC, Dupont

Nebraska Woos Biobased Companies

Joanna Schroeder

Nebraska is ramping up its bio-based partnerships and wooing new companies to move to the state. According to a recent Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), bioscience companies employ more than 16,000 people in the state with the industry growing at a faster pace than the national average. For instance, several global and national companies are already located in Nebraska, …

Agribusiness, biobased, Biofuels, Ethanol

USDA Announces $21M for Bioeconomy R&D

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made $21 million available to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products. The funds can also be allocated to train the next generation of bio-scientists. The funding is offered through the AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts challenge area designed to create or sustain jobs by improving existing food …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, biobased, Biofuels, biomass, USDA

Iowa Corn Gets Bio Process Patent

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) has gotten a patent application accepted for a production method using corn in the industrial manufacturing of a raw material called monoethylene glycol (MEG). “Patenting this research will lead to advances in the production processes for corn-based bio-MEG eliminating the need for the petroleum ethylene derivatives currently used and creating demand for Iowa corn,” …

biobased, Corn