Facilities & Equipment

Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory
at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Campus


  • Processing Bay: 10,000 square-foot processing bay with 8 private bays. Each bay has quick connects to process chill water, clean steam, high pressure steam, natural gas, 460V & 208V 3-phase electrical, specialty gases, and deionized water.

Director Dr. Vijay Singh in front of the private processing bays on the pilot plant floor

  • Analytical Lab: Fully outfitted analytical lab for preparing pilot experiments, quickly testing results, and monitoring
  • Unique Equipment: A comprehensive suite of processing equipment related to size reduction, deconstruction, fermentation, and product recovery. Pilot scale lines for corn wet milling, dry milling, and dry grind.
  • Personnel: Support from technical experts and access to the vast human capital found in the university’s faculty.