also happens to be home to the ARS Culture Collection, one of the world's largest collections of fungi, which includes the yeasts.
in Peoria was created by Congress in 1938 as one of four agricultural research labs, and officially opened 1940.
Mukti is based at the ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR
) in Peoria, Ill.
's Fermentation Biotechnology Research Unit.
When burned in an engine, biodiesel emits smaller amounts of pollutants, including particulates, volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons, than regular diesel fuel does, says Gerhard Knothe, a scientist at NCAUR
. Notable exceptions are the nitrogen oxides, major contributors to smog, which biodiesel generates more of than does petroleum diesel.
When the third of the authors, NCAUR
plant physiologist Frederick Felker, joined the Fantesk team, he brought valuable expertise in microscopy, which was needed for characterizing the structure of the new materials.
Today, as it did then, NCAUR
research proceeds with an eye toward benefits to producers, consumers, rural economies, national food security, and the environment.
The Presidents drastic proposed cuts to the USDA undermine its ability to serve rural America, killing jobs and turning our backs on scientific breakthroughs made possible by facilities like NCAUR
ARS research at NCAUR
is focusing on the development of biobased processes from lignocellulosic biomass for producing sweeteners such as xylitol and mannitol, low-calorie sweeteners widely used in foods, pharmaceuticals, medical, and chemical industries.
The unit is part of ARS's National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR
) in Peoria.
Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL-18) and Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) today pressed President Trump to scrap plans to close the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR
) in Peoria, Illinois.
Presently, 2 Ifr strains are available for research as blastospore formulations in the U.S.A., PFR 97 20% WDG[R] (Certis, Columbia, MD, USA) and Ifr 3581 from the USDA/ARS, NCAUR
, Peoria, IL, USA (Jackson et al.