NCERC continues to work on the analytical method development on quantification of starch and cellulose in before and after conversion samples from corn to ethanol production.
NCERC finished a one-year sampling period of DDGS from Illinois ethanol plants through an initiative funded by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board titled The Coproducts Project. Through the project, NCERC conducted a survey this month of animal nutritionists and other professionals related to the DDGS market and plan on publishing the results next month on www.CoproductsProject.com.
NCERC and the Dept. of Chemistry completed a successful workforce/education alignment project funded by the SIUE Provost's Excellence in Undergraduate Education (EUE) program. In partnership with industry experts from Shimadzu, Millipore Sigma, and Mallinckrodt, the "Connecting Credentials" project piloted the use of industry-led workshops and competency exams leading to digital badges for successful earners in HPLC, QAQC, and GC.