Agribusiness leader Archer Daniels Midland Company expanded its leased laboratory space in Lawrence, KS, this winter and doubled the number of researchers from two to four.
ADM started leasing the space next to CEBC in summer 2012 to conduct proprietary research on synthesizing chemicals from renewable sources.
“We are excited to see one of our corporate partners take advantage of facilities adjacent to CEBC,” said Darryl Fahey, CEBC industrial liaison director.
In addition to space and manpower, ADM is using the research projects underway at ADM’s Lawrence facility as part of a cooperative research partnership with other companies.
“Clearly, working close to CEBC is proving advantageous for our company to advancing our technology strategy,” said Padmesh Venkitasubramanian of ADM.
Both ADM scientists and CEBC postdoctoral associates are employed at this facility. This team is an extension of ADM research located in Decatur, Illinois.
The lab and office space are owned by the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas. The BTBC was launched in 2010 as a business incubator to drive commercialization of research.
--Story by Claudia Bode