CB² Receives NSF Phase II Grant Funding
New funding along with contributions from industry partners, will total $1.95 million. See press release and goals for Phase II here.
CB2 Attends CSMS Translational Summit
Meet CB2 at the summit for Translating Bio-based Materials Research to Industry hosted by the Center for Sustainable Materials Science (CSMS) on February 25-26, 2019 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. View agenda here.
Dr. David Grewell Interviewed by Iowa Public Radio and KHOI
CB2 Introduction Webinar Now Available
This is an 1.5-hour webinar partnered with UIDP introducing what research our center is focusing on.
Dr. David Grewell Presents at 5th PLA World Congress
Dr. David Grewell presents at the 5th PLA World Congress on May 29-30, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
Dr. David Grewell Attends NPE 2018 Tradeshow
Meet CB2 at NPE 2018 on May 7-11, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. David Grewell Presents at 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics
Dr. David Grewell presents at the 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics on October 19-21, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. David Grewell Attends Global Plastics Summit 2017
Meet CB2 at Global Plastics Summit on October 11-13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance on the Bioeconomy: Sustainability, the Bioeconomy and the Circular Economy
The Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance explains how the Biosphere and Technosphere are related and the importance of sustainability for the future. Read More »
CB2 Exhibits at World's Biggest Plastics Trade Fair
CB2 traveled to Dusseldorf, Germany to exhibit at the K-show 2016, the world's largest trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry. The center focused on recruiting new industry members and promoting Iowa's bioeconomy. David Grewell, CB2 director; Michael Kessler, CB2 site director at Washington State University; Jake Behrens, an agricultural biosystems engineering (ABE) research associate; and Mark Laurenzo, business development manager with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, staffed the booth.
Government Officials Visit the CB2 Booth at the K-show 2016
CB2 received a special visit from Consul General Michael Keller and Commercial Attache Ken Walsh at our K-show 2016 booth to discuss our innovative work and how the center engages industry. See photo »
CB2 at Iowa State's Bioenergy Day
CB2 participated in ISU's Bioenergy Day to inform students of the REU opportunity and encourage them to apply! See photo »
Dr. David Grewell presents at UIDP Academy: Consortia Workshop
Dr. David Grewell is an invited speaker at the UIDP Academy: Consortia Workshop on October 4-5, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. More »
Dr. David Grewell presents at the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics
Dr. David Grewell will be a Speaker at the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics (Biopolymer and Bioplastics 2016) in San Antonio, USA on September 12-14, 2016. The theme is "Advancements and Frontiers in Bioworld Innovation Bioploymers - Bioplastics." More »
CB2 Video "Pushing the Boundaries of Bioplastics in Iowa" Released to Promote SPI Bioplastics Week
Speakers include Director of Iowa Economic Development Authority (Debi Durham), Executive Director of Iowa's Cultivation Corridor (Brent Willett), and VP for Economic Development and Business Engagement at Iowa State Universiy (Mike Crum). More »
Dr. David Grewell presents at ISBBB Conference
Dr. David Grewell will be a Session Keynote Speaker at the International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites, and Biorefining (ISBBB) Conference May 31 - June 3, 2016. More »
Dr. David Grewell presents at ANTEC 2016
Dr. David Grewell will present 'Sustainable Plastics and the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites' on May 23, 2016 at the ANTEC conference. More »
SPE Bioplastics Conference features CB2 Project on April 19-21, 2016
Dr. David Grewell will present CB2 Project on "Interfacial Healing of PLA" at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Bioplastics Conference on April 19-21, 2016. More »
Dr. David Grewell presents at American Coatings Show April 11-14, 2016
Dr. David Grewell will present "Biobased Adhesives and Coatings" at the American Coatings Show on April 11-14, 2016. More »
Dr. Debbie Mielewski presents at Iowa State University March 31, 2016
Dr. David Grewell presents at Biotech Innovation Showcase & Forum in Ankeny, IA March 31, 2016
Dr. David Grewell will present at the Partnering for Growth's Biotech Innovation Showcase & Forum on March 31, 2016. More »
WSU Hosts CB2 IAB Meeting Nov. 16-18, 2015
Washington State University’s Pullman campus will play host to the bioplastics industry Nov. 16-18, 2015. More »
New Injection Molding Machine will Increase Production Capacity at Iowa State University
A new injection molding machine will increase production capacity and prototyping capabilities of the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites at Iowa State University. More »
Call for CB2 Research Proposals, due Sept. 14, 2015
The National Science Foundation Industry & University Cooperative Research Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites has announced a call for proposals for research projects to begin in 2016. View Details »
CB2 Industry Advisory Meeting
The next CB2 Industry Advisory Board Meeting will be held November 16-18, 2015 at the Paccar Environmental Technology Building (PETB) on the Washington State University Pullman campus. More information will be available later.
CB2 Produces Biobased Plant Containers Live at NPE2015
The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) injection molded over 5,000 biobased plant containers while exhibiting at the NPE2015 International Plastics Showcase held March 23-27 in Orlando, Fla. Nearly half of the containers made at NPE were given away to attendees. More »
CB2 Industry Advisory Meeting
The next CB2 Industry Advisory Board Meeting will be held May 20 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. through May 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Baltimore-Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland. For hotel reservations: www.innerharborhi.com or (410) 685-3500. Download Agenda »
CB2 at NPE2015
View a daily breakdown of CB2's activities at NPE2015. More »
CB2 to Make Biobased Plant Containers at NPE2015
The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) will fabricate biobased plant containers at the NPE2015 International Plastics Showcase to be held March 23-27 in Orlando, Fla. More »
Industry/University Bioplastics Research Center a First
Washington State University, in collaboration with Iowa State University, is establishing the first industry and university cooperative research center devoted to the development of biologically based plastics. More »
ISU to Lead New Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
A partnership among universities, industry and government, the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites or CB2 will be led by Iowa State University and funded through industry and National Science Foundation support. More »
CB2 will be exhibiting at NPE 2015
March 23-27 • ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Booth #S18189 in the Sustainability Pavilion
Iowa State Building Research and Development Program for Bioplastics
The Iowa State University Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team is working to build support for a proposed Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB²) based at Iowa State. More »
CB2 Hosted Webinar on July 29
A webinar was held on Friday, July 29 that reviewed the strategic goals of the proposed Industry & University Cooperative Research Center supported by a planning grant by the National Science Foundation. View the July 29 informational webinar »
A Proposed Bioplastics Center at Iowa State University Receives NSF Planning Grant
The Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Team at Iowa State and the Department of Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell have received an NSF planning grant to develop a center at Iowa State that will focus on bioplastics and biocomposites. More »