Industrial Agricultural Product Center part of multi state bioplastics project

BMP Affiliate Dr. Ozan Ciftci and BMP 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. To read more about the project , please click the link below.

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  • Gov. Ricketts, Ethanol Board Showcase UNL Research Demonstrating the Safety and Efficiency of E30 Biofuel

    A team at the UNL Engineering Department—led by Dr. Rajib Saha, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering and BMP 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.

    James Schnable selected as Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair

    Lincoln, Neb. — James Schnable, professor of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been selected as 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.

    Nebraska researcher using sorghum for textile dye

    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.

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    Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research selects new projects for Cycle 16

    Several BMP 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) 

    2022/23 grants – Cycle 16

    Diamond-Coated Metallic Structures for Molten-Salt Thermal-Energy Storage Systems

    Principal Investigator: Bai Cui, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, BMP Affiliate

    Co-PI: Yongfeng Lu, Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Former BMP Director and Professor Emeritus, Dr. Milford Hanna Awarded Patent

    Former BMP Director and Professor Emeritus, Dr. Milford Hanna, and UNL alumnus Pratik Bahndari (PhD 2012) were recently awarded a patent entitled “Method for the production of substituted polysaccharides via reactive extrusion.”  For more information on the technology and potential licensing opportunities, please contact Dr. Mauricio Suarez at NUTech Ventures (, 703-940-9330) and/or click here.