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The Bioproducts Research Unit works closely with growers' groups, processors and a wide range of commercial partners to provide new technologies that add value to agricultural coproducts. This includes creating environmentally-friendly biomaterials, including green chemicals, nanocomposites, sustainable plastics, and critical commodities, such as US-grown rubber.  The team is uniquely placed to develop strategies that are specifically applicable to serve the agricultural community of the Western US.

The Bioproducts Research is located in Albany, CA and is part of the Pacific West Area.
The Research Leader is William Orts.
Email: bill.orts@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (510)559-5730
Fax: (510) 559-5818
USDA, ARS, WRRC, BIOPRODUCTS
800 BUCHANAN STREET
Albany, CA 94710