Innovative Bioproducts

October 27 - 30, 2019 | St. Louis, Missouri

Sessions 5: Innovative Bioproducts

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair:  TBD


Featured Presentation


"Feasibility Study for the Implementation of an Industrial Plant for Biodegradable Food"

Presenter:  Elizabeth Palomino Nolasco

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 abundance residue of rice in the world.

During the presentation, attendees will hear about a feasibility study conducted for the implementation of an industrial plant in the Lima region of Peru for biodegradable food containers using rice straw. The study investigated the impact an accumulation of agricultural organic waste would have on the environment and concluded that the primary contamination concern was the production of disposable plastic containers. This conclusion led to the development of biodegradable containers made with rice straw.

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