What Is The OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center?

The Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) connects different segments of the bioproducts community to nurture business ecosystems and facilitate commercialization of new, sustainable bioproduct technologies.

OBIC recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture to form a Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE). The Ohio State University is working alongside 19 other universities around the U.S. to provide a unique leadership development experience to prepare student delegates to assume leadership roles in the emerging bioeconomy.


  1. Biobased Radio

    Biobased Radio: A Podcast

    Jul 16, 2018

    What does it mean to be biobased?

    Is wood biobased?
    What about Sun Chips?
    Or, how about dish soap?

    It turns out all of these things can be biobased, in that they’re made from renewable materials. You just have to know where to look. And knowing where to look can help you make choices that promote a more sustainable future.

  2. Sustainable Choices For Music Festivals

    Jun 26, 2018

    Summer and music festivals go hand-in-hand. And while fun, music festivals are notorious for producing large amounts of waste. For example, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival produced more than 679 tons of waste over four days in 2015. Coachella Music Festival was found to generate 107 tons of solid waste each day according to an environmental impact report from Indio, California.

  3. OBIC Brings Soy-Based Learning To The Next Generation

    Jun 25, 2018

    Biobased products are more readily available than you think. That’s the message 30 Ohio middle school students recently received during the 2018 Soy Smarts Summer Camp. In association with the Ohio Soybean Council, OBIC developed and delivered soy-based interactive educational activities to promote sustainable choices in younger generations.