Track II – DakotaBioCon


The Dakota Bioprocessing Consortium (DakotaBioCon) was established from a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track 2 grant from the National Science Foundation totaling at $6 million between North and South Dakota.

DakotaBioCon’s goal is to create a collaborative infrastructure to enable and facilitate the development of novel bioprocessing technologies for sustainable production of high-value chemicals and materials from renewable resources, such as switchgrass, forest waste material from lumbering, and municipal waste.

Researchers at the universities will work to develop sustainable resources based on biomass processing.  Bioprocessing of renewable resources addresses strategic national security priorities by reducing national dependence on imported oil and creating new jobs.


Universities participating in DakotaBioCon are:

  • South Dakota State University
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
  • North Dakota State University
  • University of North Dakota

DakotaBioCon Investigator’s Tools

Acknowledgement Statement

Use this statement when acknowledging all products for work supported by the “DakotaBioCon” Award.

“This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation/EPSCoR Award No. 1330842.”

You and your institution are also responsible for assuring that in any publication (including World Wide Web pages) which contains material based on or developed under your award, except scientific articles or papers appearing in scientific, technical or professional journals, contain the following disclaimer:

“Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.”

A copy of each publication or other work must be entered into the RII T2 EPSCoR Reporting Core (ER-Core) database.