The NCERC is a not-for-profit research center that conducts research and findings for industrial and institutional clients. Our missions is to facilitate the commercialization of new technologies for producing fuel ethanol more effectively.
The Center's clients receive validation of technologies that enhance the economics and sustainability of renewable fuel production, and bioprocessing scale-up.
The NCERC staff also conducts research in areas of unmet need, by leading or participating in collaborative grant-funded projects. Using the pilot plant as an experiential classroom, the Center provides workforce development training on the corn-to-ethanol production process for those interested in a career in the industry. To view current employment opportunties visit Careers at the NCERC.
Like a commercial facility, the Center has all of the unit operations and laboratory capabilities of a commercial plant, just on a smaller scale. These capabilities make the facility ideal for:
The NCERC and its clients operate under confidentiality agreements on a fee-for-service basis.
The Center has a board and advisory structure to be certain the Center's capablilities and work conducted are aligned with the market needs.