Companies spin off from CBiRC, ‘de-risk their technologies

Two companies launched by discoveries at Iowa State’s Center for Biorenewable Chemicals have won business development grants to help them commercialize their biorenewable technologies. Both technologies would help industries produce chemicals from biorenewable sources rather than petroleum. Read more.


Several CBiRC leaders and industry members named as top people in the bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest

CBiRC’s Jim Dumesic, Brent Shanks, and numerous industry member representatives included in the “Top 300 People in the Bioeconomy” as voted by the readers of Biofuels Digest and the Digest editorial board.


CBiRC student startups featured in recent issue of Chemical & Engineering News

Shivani Garg had never planned on launching a biotech start-up company, at least not until recently. Like other biochemistry graduate students, she spent her days thinking about the experiments she needed to do for her thesis research—not intellectual property, patent portfolios, and venture capital. The same was true for chemist Jennifer J. Lee. But all […]