Dr. Mark Wilkins, Director of IAPC and Professor of Biological Systems Engineering and Food Science and Technology, recently collaborated with Drs. Michael Buser and Stephen Marek of Oklahoma State University and Dr. D. Julie Carrier of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville on research investigating using Pleuotus ostreatus, aka oyster mushrooms, to degrade lignin in switchgrass while it is stored as bales. The research was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) through the South Central Sun Grant Program.Learn More
IAPC Director Examining Mushrooms for Lignin Degradation during Switchgrass Storage
IAPC Researchers Develop Bio Mulch Film for Weed Control
APC Assistant Director Loren Isom and Research Associate Professor Dr. Sibel Irmak have recently published an article on their work with biodegradable mulch films for weed control in the Journal of Polymers and the Environment. The research was conducted with researchers from VTT in Finland and Norner Research AS in Norway and was funded by the Research Council of Norway.Read the Paper
The 3 IAPC's active research programs emphasize value added processing technologies for agricultural materials and agricultural byproducts. These research programs have been, and continue to be, central to the Center's mission to improve the economy of the Great Plains Region by developing new uses for raw agricultural materials since our inception in 1988.
The IAPC is devoted to assisting companies in the development and commercialization of industrial products using agricultural materials and agricultural byproducts. Our network, across multiple University of Nebraska departments, helps us assist clients in all areas of product development from, conception to manufacturing.