College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Iowa State, Salk researchers make plant protein discovery that could boost bioeconomy

The National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) is supporting researchers who have found three proteins involved in the accumulation of fatty acids in plants. The discovery, published by, could help plant scientists boost seed oil production in crops. And that could boost the production of biorenewable fuels and chemicals.

Read the news release.