Primed to increase capacity and drive new market growth
Biomanufacturing converts crops like corn and soybeans into a wide range of high-value commodities, creating more market stability and growth in bio-based businesses. While the U.S. demand and potential are great, the infrastructure is lacking.
iFAB is poised to respond by growing Illinois bioprocessing into a best-in-the-world hub for fermentation manufacturing.
One of the most comprehensive bioprocessing scale-up facilities in the nation is located in the heart of the Midwest at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab (IBRL) has the capacity to work with food ingredients, high-value industrial molecules, cosmetics, and more, providing access to infrastructure and equipment that otherwise wouldn't be available.