Bioenergy 2016 Bioenergy 2016 July 13, 2016 July 13, 2016
Bio-Res PLA Bio-Res Powder
Compostable Target is Soil Degradable Nutrient Effect Root Growth Effect ◦ Less Root Wrap Renewable, plant based content Shorter Greenhouse Cycle Time Better Transplant Survival Less returns
Invented a Technology Developed a Process Tested and Scaled Up Secured Feedstock Designed and Built a Plant Quality Assurance/Consistency Developed Relationships Understand what Customers Want.
USDA Rural Development ◦ Lengthy, Difficult Process ◦ High Value to Launch of Project Security Bank, Laurel Nebraska ◦ Huge Value in Local Partnership
Qualification Process Value to Market ◦ Limited recognition and value in non governmental marketplace. Applicability to Bio-Res Products ◦ Bio-Res Products are components of finished good. ◦ Would like to see change: If all components that go into final manufactured part are qualified products than final product is qualified.
We strongly support ethanol Ethanol industry will continue to improve efficiency It is estimated that each pound of traditional plastics we replace with Bio-Res products saves 1/3 of a gallon of oil. Conversion of cellulose from distillers grain to Bio-Res may be a better energy trade off than conversion of this cellulose to ethanol.
How do we understand policy How do we influence Policy How do we share information across groups Lack of policy that drive bioplastics in the commercial market
Tim Bearnes, CEO Laurel BioComposite, LLC 504 West Industrial Road Laurel, NE 68745 402-256-9053 Office www.laurelbiocomposite.com email@example.com