The IBRL is a bioprocessing product research and development facility that bridges the gap from basic discovery to commercialization of bioproducts.

IBRL provides a lab and pilot plant for innovative research to market application and commercial products for industry partners.

The IBRL in the College of ACES offers a Master of Science degree in Bioprocessing and Bioenergy with a concentration in non-thesis Professional Science Master’s. In addition to receiving training in the general field of bioenergy, students gain relevant professional experience in business through coursework and an internship.

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. Researchers are also developing and improving technologies for next-generation biofuels and value-added products derived from biomass.