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See You in South Carolina July 28-30

Scenic photo of main bridge in Charleston SC

We hope to see you this summer at the Specialty & Agro Chemicals America Conference in Charleston, South Carolina from July 28-30. Bill Freckman and Tom Bauer will be hosting our booth so be sure to stop by.

MSU BI to Attend Specialty & Custom Chemicals America Feb. 10-13

Freckman greets guests at trade show booth

Join our team in Forth Worth, Texas, as we attend the Specialty & Custom Chemicals America Conference. We look forward to seeing current clients and making new acquaintances. Stop by our booth to say hi and pick up some free swag from Tom Bauer and Bill Freckman!

Summer Internships in Battery Research – Apply by Feb. 15

The Organic Energy Storage Lab, located in Holland, MI and led by Tom Guarr, Ph.D., offers a paid summer program that involves undergraduate students in relevant, real-world research.  The OESLab focuses on original research in all-organic “redox flow” batteries, plus other chemistry fields such as alternative energy, organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, electrochemistry, catalysis, and device design. The summer internship offers an excellent…

Registration for Pilot Plant Workshop Now Open

2016 scale-up class

MSU BI’s annual Lab Bench to Pilot Plant workshop will be held May 11 through May 15, 2020 in Holland, Michigan. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the institute’s chemical industry veterans. The workshop will familiarize attendees with the transitional issues encountered in moving a chemical process from the laboratory bench to a chemical plant. Learn more and register on…

MSUBI attending SynBioBeta, Oct. 1-3 in San Francisco, CA.

Golden Gate bridge in San Franciso taken at sunset

Find us at booth 220!

A Collaborative Research Approach to Preserving Michigan’s Freshwater Resources

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Darrel Donahue and Alan Steinman presented March 20, 2019, at MSU’s Bioeconomy Institute in Holland Michigan.

Industrial Process Research at MSU St. Andrews and Some Experiments in STEM

Industrial Process Research at MSU St. Andrews and Some Experiments in STEM

May 22 at 3:30 p.m., researchers Jack Kruper and Adina Dumitrascu will discuss current research and educational opportunities being conducted at MSU St. Andrews, and provide overviews of their respective research projects.

TEDxMacatawa Brings Ideas, Innovation to Holland

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Tom Guarr, director of research and development at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute, shared “A future without grids – powered by solar energy and organic batteries.”

Senator Gary Peters Visits MSU Bioeconomy Institute

Senator Gary Peters and others during a tour of scale up plant

Tours the Organic Energy Storage Lab, Trident Laboratories, and the chemical scale-up plant.

A Collaborative Research Approach to Preserving Michigan’s Freshwater Resources

Great Lakes Water

March 20 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Join us as two water experts discuss current challenges related to the quality of Michigan’s fresh water, and provide an overview of research projects aimed at addressing those issues.