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Letter from the Executive Director

Welcome to the first edition of our e-newsletter, RBInsights, from the Renewable Bioproducts Institute.

I hope this email finds you safe and healthy during these challenging times. We've created this e-newsletter to help us stay connected with you, and keep you informed of the latest research and opportunities within our institute.

As RBI's new executive director, I am excited to lead our institute in the development of new products, processes, and technologies for industries that include paper and packaging, biochemicals and fuels, and bio-composites and nanocellulose.

Let me know what you think of this first edition, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Carson Meredith
Executive Director, Renewable Bioproducts Institute
Professor, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Attention: Georgia Tech Faculty
Join us for a virtual workshop on May 22 & 29
Circular Polymers & Materials from BioMass

RBI is building an integrated community of Georgia Tech researchers around the topic of "circular materials from biomass" with the goal of organizing faculty for the NSF Generation 4 ERC Call.

Learn more and register.
Latest Publication from RBI Researchers Featured in Nature Communications Materials
New Online Graduate Certificate for Data Science - Chemical Industry
  • Congratulations to faculty member, Yulin Deng, who received the 2020 TAPPI William H. Aiken Research Award.
  • Congratulations to Ken Bernard who received the Ivan Allen College's 2020 Buzz Award for Excellence in Administrative Service. Ken assists RBI with IT projects.
Funding Opportunities
  • Georgia Pacific is actively seeking proposals for a low-cost compostable foam replacement. The competition is being run through Halo Science.
    • Attend a webinar to learn more on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST.
  • NSF Non-academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity - Deadline June 8, 2020.
  • NSF Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers - LOI due Sept. 2, 2020. Preliminary proposals due Oct. 2, 2020.
    • RBI's Workshop on Circular Polymers and Materials from Biomass will explore ideas and teaming for building an ERC proposal around this topic.
  • DOE SMARTFARM - Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Agricultural Resources and Management.
Open Opportunities with LOI or Preapplication Date Already Passed
  • NSF Future Manufacturing - Full Proposal due June 5, 2020. LOI was due April 10.
  • DOE BOTTLE - Bio-optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment. Full proposals due June 18, 2020. Pre-applications were due April 29, 2020. Full proposals due July 2, 2020.
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