Bio-Polymer Processing Facility
The Bio-Polymer Processing Facility converts fats and vegetable oils into plastics. The facility will allow Iowa State University engineers to research and develop their process for producing biopolymers. It will also “de-risk” the technology for companies that could be interested in producing tons of biopolymers each year. The facility can make about 1,000 pounds of biopolymers per day, and will be used for evaluation in several different industries including asphalt paving, adhesives, coatings and packing materials.