Sessions 5: Innovative Bioproducts
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Session Chair: TBD
"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.
Additional Session Presentations
Life Cycle Analysis of Producing Aviation Biofuels
Presenters: Sudhagar Mani & Nalladurai Kaliyan, University of Georgia
How the Three Year Imagine Chemistry Effort has Drive Sustainability
Presenter: R. Daniel Haynes