Researchers develop, test new system for making biorenewable chemicals

10-16-2018 by Mike Krapfl, News Service

AMES, Iowa – Researchers will test a new way of producing biobased chemicals that’s backed by 10 years of working in laboratories, partnering with industries and launching startups.

The researchers’ work is based on the concept that certain “bioprivileged molecules” have unique properties and can be efficiently converted to chemical products. The idea is one result of a decade of studies by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) based at Iowa State University.  [Read more…]