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University Resources

IBRL is fortunate to be located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With top-ranked engineering and agricultural schools, the university boasts a tremendous amount of resources that can be accessed by IBRL staff in support of projects occurring at IBRL. Below is an abbreviated list of facilities associated with IBRL and directly related to bioprocessing.

Food Science Human Nutrition Pilot Plant: Next door to IBRL, the FSHN PPP is a sister facility to IBRL. Located just next door, the facility works on a similar scale as IBRL and shares staff, but it is set up and registered to complete projects in the food product space.

Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI): CABBI is a U.S. Department of Energy Funded collaborative project to advance the science of sustainable bioenergy and bioproducts. The Center is partnered with IBRL through its’ Industrial Affiliates Program (link to Industrial Affiliates page).

Energy Farm: Just 2 miles south of IBRL is the 320-acre Energy Farm. The farm is a “living laboratory” for exploring any and all crops that can be utilized for more sustainable energy and products.

Institute for Genomic Biology: IGB is an interdisciplinary research facility dedicated to solving grand societal challenges with a focus in life sciences, and is 2 blocks north of IBRL.

Center for Advanced Research in Drying: CARD is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center devoted to research in drying of moist, porous materials.