center for bioplactics and biocomposites

Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
Ames, IA

A collaboration between Iowa State University and the University of Washington, the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) works to develop sustainable, value-added plastics, coatings, adhesives and composites from agricultural and forestry feedstocks. Overseen by ISU and with facilities in both Iowa and Washington, the CB2 is a National Science Foundation Industry & University Cooperative […]

The Bioeconomy Institute

The Bioeconomy Institute
Ames, IA

The Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) at Iowa State University seeks to advance the use of biorenewable resources for the production of fuels, energy, chemicals and materials. A university-wide initiative which coordinates research, educational and outreach activities related to biobased products and bioenergy, the institute was established to create consistency and encourage collaboration among the diverse efforts […]

Renewable Energy Group

Renewable Energy Group
Ames, IA

The Renewable Energy Group has an extensive reach in the U.S. biorenewables industry, with 10 biodiesel refineries and supplemental research and development facilities located across the country. REG’s Ames, Iowa, headquarters marks the operational and geographic center of their extensive distribution network, which utilizes the Cultivation Corridor’s placement at the crossroads of national highway and […]

NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals
Iowa State University Research Park, Ames, IA

As one of the National Science Foundation’s twenty Engineering Research Centers in the country and the only to focus on pioneering biorenewable chemicals, the Ames, Iowa, lab is a valuable resource in the Cultivation Corridor. The Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) endeavors to reduce reliance on traditional fossil-based carbon sources by producing viable […]