The IBRL is a bioprocessing product research and development facility that bridges the gap from basic discovery to commercialization of bioproducts. The facility serves as an invaluable asset to bioenergy and bioprocessing companies by partnering them with the human and equipment capabilities of the university. Faculty and researchers affiliated with the IBRL have the expertise needed to improve efficiencies, reduce water usage, and increase biofuel production in the corn ethanol industry. INRL provides a lab and pilot plant for innovative research to market application and commercial products for industry partners. Researchers are also developing and improving technologies for next-generation biofuels and value-added products derived from biomass.
BIOPROCESSING & BIOENERGY PSM
The integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) in the College of Aces offers a Master of Science degree in Bioprocessing and Bioenergy with a concentration in PSM (non-thesis). In addition to receiving training in the general field of bioenergy, students gain relevant professional experience in business and related topics through coursework and an internship.
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- USGC helps expand export potential for DDGS, ethanol to Ecuador
- IBRL hosts Cochran Fellows to advance biofuels in Ecuador
- Japan Corn Starch Opens New Corn Wet Milling Facility with Guidance from Dr. Vijay Singh
- DOE Grants $10.6 Million to produce more biodiesel, biojet fuel
- New fermentation technology improves bioethanol production
- Search for sustainable fuels drives researchers at UI’s new bioenergy center