Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis
  • Home
  • Archer Daniels Midland Partners with CEBC to Advance Biorefining Research

Archer Daniels Midland Partners with CEBC to Advance Biorefining Research

Monday, May 25, 2009

CEBC and Archer Daniels Midland Company have formed a three-year research program to make industrial chemical intermediates and fuels from agricultural-based renewable resources instead of petroleum. 

This major industry-sponsored research project at CEBC is getting a boost in the form of matching state funds.  On May 19, the Kansas Bioscience Authority agreed to match ADM’s contribution to bring the three-year commitment to $2.4 million. 

The collaboration will develop process technologies for the production of chemicals from renewable resources instead of traditional petroleum-based feedstocks.   A unique feature of the research is the flexibility to shift emphasis as breakthroughs occur.

“We are pleased that ADM, a global leader in biorefining research and innovation, has chosen to partner with CEBC,” said Bala Subramaniam, director of CEBC.  “The project is an excellent match for our faculty expertise and research facilities and supports the KBA’s vision of a thriving biorefining industry in Kansas.”

KU News Release:

Additional Press Coverage:

CEBC Calendar

March 4, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Allyn Kaufmann, US Whitespace & Innovation Lead
"Serial Innovation in Consumer Heathcare - Intersection of Chemistry and the Consumer"

March 10, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

March 25, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability
Sun Chemical Corporation, Carlstadt, NJ
"Sustainability of Packaging Industry"

April 1, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Sagar Sarsani, Project Leader
Sabic, Sugarland, TX
"Chemical Industry R&D Career Pathways"

April 12 & 13, Monday & Tuesday - Spring Advisory Boards Meeting
& Project Evaluations

1:00-3:00 p.m. each day, via Zoom
Click here to register

KU Today
48 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Pharmacy school No. 2 nationally for NIH funding