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Biobased Materials: Minnesota’s Opportunity & Challenge, A Focus on Bioplastics

As the interest and use of biobased products grows, so do the opportunities and challenges. According to a recent report sponsored by AURI and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota’s fundamental strengths in agriculture, biofuels and innovation may hold the key to the state’s potential for leadership in this emerging economy although, as the study suggests, it is pertinent to connect the dots in order to capitalize on market potential.

Below are links to the Report, notes from the August 17th event and the Russell Herder presentation from the August 17th event. Videos from the day can be found at

File Attached: Biobased.Products.Report.pdf

File Attached: biobased_event_report_package_final.pdf

File Attached: Biobased_Research_Study_Presentation