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MSU Bioeconomy Institute

Doug Heemstra, Director of Operations
Thomas Guarr, Director of R & D

The MSU Bioeconomy Institute complements and extends MSU campus research that supports the emerging bioeconomy, including biofuels, bio-based specialty chemicals and biomaterials. The institute provides microbial fermentation and chemical pilot plant scale-up production and conducts sponsored research and testing for both for-profit and not-for-profit entities of all sizes. It also offers business incubation opportunities and extensive laboratory space rental, as well as educational programming and training.

For more information, call 1-616-395-8958 or visit