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The Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Team (BBRT) will be hosting the Biopolymers & Biocomposites Workshop at the Memorial Union at Iowa State University on August 14, 2012. Several members of the Polymer Composites Research Group will be giving oral and poster presentations about our work in the field of bio-renewable polymers. In addition, conference attendees will be touring our Polymer Characterization Lab and touring the Technology Transfer Pilot Plant. Click on Agenda for more information about the workshop speakers and activities. The Biopolymers and Biocomposites Workshop is part of a three day Plastics Workshop Series at Iowa State, including the 2012 Bioplastic Container Cropping Systems Conference on August 15 — featuring Samy Madbouly from our group talking about his work on a USDA sponsored project to develop biorenewable plant containers — and a Plastics Manufacturing Technical Resources Workshop on August 13 sponsored by the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS).