The objectives of this Subdivision shall be: to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of a comprehensive range of research topics on crop-based and other renewable resources, and to encourage interaction and partnership between academic, government, and industrial institutions working on the chemical aspects of this area of science.
-to increase the diffusion of recent research and technology advances through the development of a portfolio of symposia dedicated to topical issues on bio-based materials and sustainable technologies.
-to encourage research in all aspects of crop-based materials and their applications, and promote the development of interdisciplinary and international scientific collaborations in these areas.
-to provide a basis for the continuing education of those chemists and related scientists (including students) involved with renewable resource materials and further public interest in these areas.
-to bring the importance of sustainable science and technology - and more generally crop-based materials chemistry - under the attention of the American Chemical Society and encourage the activities of the Society in these areas.
The primary mission of the Industrial Bio-based Technology Subdivision is the dissemination of current and pertinent information to professionals using bio-based raw materials in activities across the broad spectrum of chemistry and chemical engineering. Eligibility
As a professional actively engaged in work that relies on bio-based technology, you are invited to join the Subdivision. Current members use bio-based technology on both bench and industrial scales in such diverse areas as polymers, coatings, composites, adhesives, and bio-fuels. Thus, the Subdivision's symposia and papers have practical application to your specific scientific concerns.