This week NCERC hosted a meeting of U.S. Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) and his Agriculture Advisory Team. During the visit, the Congressman and his advisors took a tour of the facility and learned about the ways NCERC is "advancing biofuels research!"
Next week, industry leaders and top researchers will meet at NCERC for the re-launch of the Illinois Ethanol Consortium. The Consortium's goal is to generate a research plan to transform current ethanol plants into integrated biorefineries by highlighting corn kernel fiber conversion as the stepping stone to general cellulosic ethanol conversion processes. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting venture!