Research Program

CBiRC’s pioneering research programs are focused on developing technologies that enable the production of biorenewable chemicals. CBiRC will achieve this by harnessing the combined power of biotechnology and catalysis to deliver a broad platform of innovations that cost-effectively convert renewable materials into chemical feedstocks. These biorenewable feedstocks will support the production of biorenewable chemicals within a sustainable chemical industry. To achieve these goals, CBiRC has organized into seven interconnected programs including: Biocatalysis Research, Microbial Engineering Research, Chemical Catalysis Research, Testbeds, Life Cycle Assessment, Industry Collaboration and Innovation, and a unique Education Program in biorenewable chemicals that covers both biological and chemical catalysis.