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IBRL: Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About IBRL

The mission of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) is to advance research and education focused on renewable food, fuel and fiber-based processing platforms and to stimulate bio-economic development in the State of Illinois through translational scale-up of developed technologies leading to commercialization. 




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Bioprocessing product research and development facility that bridges the gap from basic discovery to commercialization of bioproducts

Moving from basic research discoveries to commercial products requires a unique facility where various plant and plant co-products (biomass) can be tested for their suitability for bioprocessing to value-added products. An important dimension of this work is to scale up processes from the lab bench using an integrated small-scale pilot plant facility. The integrated bioprocessing research laboratory (IBRL) fills this gap in the channel from innovative research to market application and commercial products.








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Upcoming Events

Webinar - Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory: From Benchtop to Proof of Concept

Hans Blaschek and Vijay Singh will present

Thursday April 2, 2015

11:30am-12:30pm CST

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Check out the Advance Bioenergy Seminar Series

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Energy and Climate Change

15 National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment
January 27-29, 2015
Washington, DC

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Celebration of Construction

University, state, and industry officials came together on Oct. 22 to celebrate the announcement of a unique facility coming to the University of Illinois campus. The Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory, or IBRL, will be a flexible, plug-and-play, pilot scale facility and analytical laboratory that will bring faculty, students, and industry together to develop efficient and economical strategies for the production of renewable bio-based products. The facility will be housed on the campus of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES).


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