NSF awards maximum support to Iowa State-based Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has added three years and $8.48 million to the grant supporting the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University. That brings NSF’s total funding of the center (known as CBiRC, “See-burk”) to the maximum allowed: 10 years and $35.26 million. NSF support of the center began in September 2008 […]

Glucan Biorenewables Captures Sofinnova Partners Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award

Sofinnova Partners, the top renewable chemistry venture capital firm, has announced that Glucan Biorenewables is the winner of the prestigious Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award. Following a public vote with almost 8,000 votes cast, the Top-5 companies were shortlisted. These companies then presented yesterday to a jury of industry experts at the BIO World Congress in […]

CBiRC research featured in recent issues of Green Chemistry

The November 2014 issue of Green Chemistry features a critical review on hydrothermally stable heterogeneous catalysts for conversion of biorenewables, written by Abhaya Datye, et al., that is based, at least in part, on research that is supported by CBiRC. A second critical review on selective oxidation of alcohols and aldehydes over supported metal nanoparticles, […]