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Japan Corn Starch Opens New Corn Wet Milling Facility with Guidance from Dr. Vijay Singh

With a collaborative relationship spanning 3 decades, University of Illinois and Japan Corn Starch have worked together on many projects. Most recently, IBRL director Dr. Vijay Singh helped with the design of Japan Corn Starch’s new corn wet milling plant. To celebrate the opening of the plant, College of ACES Dean Kim Kidwell and Assistant Dean of Advancement Kimberly Meenen joined Dr. Singh on a trip to Kimura, Japan where they stood side by side with Japan Corn Starch President and CEO Soichiro Kurachi to commemorate the opening as well as the ongoing relationship between Japan Corn Starch and University of Illinois research.