Areas of Expertise

The Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team at Iowa State University and the Composite Materials and Engineering Center (CMEC) at Washington State University are in a unique position to successfully develop and operate CB2. BBRT is an established leader in the area of biobased products and CMEC has a strong history of research and inventions in natural fiber polymer composites. By bringing together their expertise, the center will be able to successfully transfer their ideas, results and technology to the U.S. plastics industry.

Iowa State and Washington State are experts in many areas related to bioplastics and biocomposites:

  • Feedstock logistics
  • Synthesis and compounding
  • Natural Fibers
  • Composites
  • Performance evaluation and engineering design
  • Economics, social issues and commercialization