Welcome to the NCERC at SIUE -- the only center of its kind in the world. Located 20 miles from downtown St. Louis in University Park on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the Center supports a diverse clientele, including academia, government, technology providers, trade associations, and domestic and foreign ethanol producers. Its capable, skilled staff offers third-party validation and commercial testing of products, technologies, concepts and ideas.
The NCERC is the only facility in the world at which corn ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, and specialty chemical research is conducted simultaneously. As a public/private partnership, the Center offers maximum flexibility and diversity for private clients while simultaneously advancing public sector research. From petri dish to intermediate and pilot scale, the NCERC is fully equipped with the technology and expertise needed to meet any research or technology validation needs.
The Center provides the following services at one convenient location: