Products Centerimproving the agricultural economy by developing new uses for biological materials
- Read moreIAPC Director Mark Wilkins and IAPC Assistant Director Loren Isom are part of a multi-state effort to explore using bioplastics in agriculture. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track 2.
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A team at the UNL Engineering Department—led by Dr. Rajib Saha, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering and IAPC affiliate faculty member—completed a summary of the E30 demonstration and reported the safety of using the fuel in non-FFVs. The team reached its conclusion after a yearlong demonstration, permitted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), compared various data points among a fleet of state-owned, non-FFVs. The full results of the demonstration are published in the journal Fuel.
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Lincoln, Neb. — Mark Wilkins, professor of biological systems engineering and food science and technology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been named Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair.
The Nebraska Corn Board made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014 to establish the permanently endowed chair. The endowment provides annual support to the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources for research and development related to corn demand.
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Nebraska researcher Yiqi Yang is using the byproducts of sorghum as a colorant for textiles. The Charles Bessey Professor of biological systems engineering and of texiles, merchandising and fashion design is using wool to start his research, but hopes that in the future sorghum can be used on other textiles and throughout many industries.
- Read moreSeveral IAPC Affiliates selected for funding by the Energy Center in its sixteenth annual grant competition. To learn more go to 2022/2023 Energy Research Grants (Cycle 16)
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 assist clients in all areas of product development, from conception to manufacturing.