2016-17 Holiday/Winter Break Hours

In observance of Iowa State University’s 2016-17 holiday/winter breaks, and to support institutional energy conservation efforts during these times of lower activity, CBiRC administrative offices will adopt a reduced work schedule, as follows: Thanksgiving Break Hours November 21-22:        7:30-11:50 am | 12:30-4:00 pm November 23:             7:30-11:50 am | 12:30-3:00 pm November 24-25:        Closed, University Holiday […]

Iowa State engineers develop hybrid technology to create biorenewable nylon

Engineers at Iowa State University have found a way to combine a genetically engineered strain of yeast and an electrocatalyst to efficiently convert sugar into a new type of nylon. Previous attempts to combine biocatalysis and chemical catalysis to produce biorenewable chemicals have resulted in low conversion rates. That’s usually because the biological processes leave […]

Tax Credit Would Help Iowa Biochemical Industry

Iowa could take a chunk of the nation’s $250 billion chemical market with greener replacements, but a state tax incentive is needed to help build the new industry, according to a report released Thursday. The state’s already established renewable energy sector makes it an ideal location for companies looking to manufacture bio-based chemicals, since they use some of the […]