BIB Receives $9.9M Biobased Education Grant

Joanna Schroeder

The Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy (BIB) consortium has received a $9.9 million grant to create an Illinois network of biobased training and employment pathways that can be completed in two years or less. BIB is comprised of Southeastern Illinois College (SIC), Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Carl Sandburg College, Lincoln Land College, and Lewis & Clark College. Illinois’ bioeconomy is a driving force …

advance biofuels, biomaterials, bioplastics, bioproducts, Education

USDA Report Outlines Biobased Opportunities

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a new report, “Why Biobased?” outlining current literature that explores opportunities in the emerging biobased economy. The report is a precursor for a more comprehensive economic study planned for release by the USDA BioPreferred program and will focus on the economic impacts of the biobased products industry. “This new report presents the …

biochemicals, biomaterials, bioplastics, bioproducts

How to Establish Biobased Production Chains

Joanna Schroeder

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RV0), Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research has developed a method that can help companies and government authorities create biobased chains, from source materials to end products. The method was developed out of a need for companies to develop successful production chains for the production of biofuels or biomaterials from biomass-based resources. According to senior scientist …

biofuels, biomass, biomaterials, bioplastics, bioproducts

Renewable Energy Co-Product Wins Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The inaugural Bioproducts Innovation of the Year awards were announced this week at the Bioproducts World 2014 Showcase and Conference in Columbus, Ohio and a co-product of renewable energy was named the consumer Bioproduct Innovation of the Year award at this first annual competition. Cenergy USA of Little Rock, Arkansas won for the development of Magic Dirt, a recycled co-product …

bioenergy, bioproducts