For Students

Biobased Innovation & Career Advice webinar

Listen and view a recording of a webinar featuring biobased innovators from Ford and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  The webinar took place May 3, 2018.

Join the Collegiate Biobased Network


Purdue students Harshit Kapoor (at podium) and Andrew Cameron presented their “Soy Pods” laundry detergent concept at the 2016 USB Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue in Washington, DC. Seated at left are Seventh Generation Inc. Director of Sustainability Martin H. Wolf and Textile Management Associates Director of Sales Alan Snipes who gave feedback to the students to help guide them on the path to commercial success.

Are you interested in green chemistry? Reducing our environmental footprint? Do you want to learn more about the benefits of biobased products for the environment, energy security and the economy?  Then join us in the Collegiate Biobased Network, a no-cost professional development organization.

The CBN’s mission is to inform college and university students about opportunities with biobased products and to connect students with biobased industry leaders and fellow interested students. CBN is supported by the United Soybean Board and there is no cost to join.  The CBN will offer educational and future career connections.

Meet some current CBN students

The program will keep you informed about the latest developments in biobased products, including:

  • Sustainability
  • Research
  • Federal and State procurement programs
  • Available products

See what universities and schools are doing with biobased: