New Sustainable and Biodegradable Packaging Highlighted at IBBC 2019

Over the past years, there has been greater focus on developing sustainable packaging products that leave little or no footprint on the environment. One solution is the development of biodegradable containers made with rice straw which is considered the most abundant residue of rice in the world.

During TAPPI’s International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC), Elizabeth Palomino Nolasco will share results of a feasibility study conducted on the implementation of an industrial plant in the Lima region of Peru for biodegradable food containers using rice straw. Her presentation, "Feasibility Study for the Implementation of an Industrial Plant for Biodegradable Food," will address the impact an accumulation of agricultural organic waste could have on the environment, and how the study led to the development of rice straw containers.

IBBC 2019, October 27-30, 2019 in St. Louis, MO, focuses on the latest technologies and processes using renewable materials from biomass to produce chemicals, fuels, and other value-added products. It offers attendees a peer-reviewed technical program addressing key topics relating to biorefinery technologies, product and operation valorization, innovative bioproducts, and nonwoods.

IBBC’s Innovative Bioproducts session includes the following presentations:

  • Application of Open Innovations for Biochemicals
  • Life Cycle Analysis of Producing Aviation Biofuels
  • Feasibility Study for the Implementation of an Industrial Plant for Biodegradable Food

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IBBC is co-located with TAPPI’s Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference and the 12th Research Forum on Recycling. Attendees can attend all three conferences for the price of one.

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Register by October 3 and get an Early Bird discount! Mills receive a special mill discount.