Cortec® was honored to be represented at the fourth annual “New Uses Forum 2022” hosted by AURI (Agricultural Utilization Research Institute) in partnership with Compeer Financial and Georgetown University’s Rural Opportunity Initiative, March 23rd-24th in Brooklyn Center, MN. The event is sponsored by the MN Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, among others, and seeks to explore how sustainability, innovation, and agriculture investment fit together.

Ming Shen, Ph.D., Cortec’s Sr. Scientist and Manager of Green Chemistry Initiatives, was invited to join a panel of experts on the topic of “Bioindustrial Materials, Trends & Opportunities.” Ming and others on the panel represented different aspects of the biobased/ renewables value chain and each shared a five-minute presentation
followed by an engaging Q&A discussion on the sourcing of renewable products.

In addition to presenting Cortec’s extensive work on developing a wide range of USDA Certified Biobased Products, Ming had the pleasure of networking with some important contacts in the field of renewables. Potential opportunities that arose from these encounters include

• The possibility of conducting a field trial on one of our newer biobased products
• The chance to consult a soybean industry expert for biobased product distribution advice

Cortec® looks forward to seeing how these developments unfold as we continue to be a leader in the use of renewable raw materials for industrial goods. Contact us to learn more about our biobased product line: https://www.biocortec.com/contact-us/

Keywords: Cortec, renewable products, renewable materials, MN Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, USDA Certified Biobased Products, green chemistry, sourcing of renewable products, soybean industry, sustainability

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