Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Value-Added Uses of Biofuel Coproducts for Sustainable Manufacturing

Chair(s):
Mohanty, A. K., University of Guelph
Co-chair(s):
Misra, M., University of Guelph

Natural fibre composites including wood-plastic composites also well-known as lingo-cellulosic biocomposites are attracting recent attractions in substituting glass-filled and mineral-filled composite materials in sustainable manufacturing. Biocomposites show immense attention in light-weight automotive parts and green building structures uses. This session encourages papers on composites from petro-based plastic resins such as polypropylene (PP), unsaturated polyester etc. as well as renewable resource-based plastics such as polylactide (PLA), biobased epoxy etc. and biofibre, biomass and biofiller (including bioethanol co-products like distillers`dried grains with solubles, DDGS; algal biomass etc.).

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