Friday, November 17, 2006: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Union Square 22 (Hilton San Francisco)
#632 - Green Materials: Forest and Biobased Products I (17001)
There is a growing urgency to develop and commercialize new biobased/green materials and innovative technologies that can reduce the dependence on petroleum and at the same time can enhance national security, the economy and eco-friendliness. Renewable resource-based green polymers drawing recent attention include: polyhydroxyalkanoates, polylactides, cellulose esters, lignin, starches, three carbon glycol terephthalate, vegetable or plant oil based epoxies/polyesters and vegetal and animal proteins. Papers addressing the modification, processing, characterization and behavior of green polymers as well as their blends, composites (with natural fibers including wood) and nanocomposites (with organo-clays, cellulose nano-whiskers etc.) are encouraged. New value-added materials from byproducts/co-products of corn ethanol and soy oil industries are considered under this program. We also encourage papers dealing with Life Cycle Assessment/Environmental and Economic importance of such developing ‘green/biobased materials’ as contrast to present fully fossil fuel/petroleum based materials. Papers dealing with innovative ideas to increase public awareness, education and outreach activities on the benefit and ease of biobased/green materials are entertained.
Chair:Amar K. Mohanty
CoChair:John R. Dorgan
8:30 AMWelcoming Remarks
8:35 AMEcobionanocomposites: a New Class of Green Materials from Poly(Lactic Acid) and Cellulosic Nanowhiskers
Birgit Braun, John R. Dorgan
9:00 AMBiodegradable Nanocomposites from Wheat Straw
Mohini Sain, Ayse Alemdar
9:25 AMBio-Nanocomposites Based on Cellulose Whiskers
Kristina Oksman
9:50 AMNanoporous Carbon from Corn Cobs for Methane Storage
Parag S. Shah, Galen J. Suppes
10:15 AMComparison of Soxhlet Extraction and Back-Flush Filtration for Removal of Homopolymer from Starch-G-Pmma Synthesized with and without Photoinitiator
Chris Comer, Dan Weber, Julie L. Jessop
10:40 AMPanel Discussion

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