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Lisa Pierce (Executive Editor, Packaging Digest)
Location: Center Stage
Date: Wednesday, February 12
Time: 10:25am - 11:00am
Track: Center Stage
Vault Recording: TBD
California produces over 80% of the world’s almonds, leaving over a billion pounds of shells that go to waste every year. A process known as torrefaction converts waste biomass into a composite polymer filler that makes plastics stronger, more heat-resistant, and more sustainable. Bioproducts research team at the USDA’s Western Regional Research Center in Albany, CA, has been researching and optimizing torrefaction of biomass fillers for plastic polymer composites for several years. Gain insights on the progress, challenges and opportunities in sustainable, agriculturally-derived composites.
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