OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center

What Is The OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center?

The Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) connects different segments of the bioproducts community to nurture business ecosystems and facilitate commercialization of new, sustainable bioproduct technologies.

OBIC recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture to form a Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE). The Ohio State University is working alongside 19 other universities around the U.S. to provide a unique leadership development experience to prepare student delegates to assume leadership roles in the emerging bioeconomy.


  1. Advancing The Understanding Of The Renewable Fuels Standard

    Feb 23, 2018

    CABLE Student Delegate, Leyla Battista, from Auburn University is representing CABLE at ABLC 2018, a conference dedicated to the most important issues in the bioeconomy, in Washington DC. Leyla is giving a presentation on advancing and understanding the renewable fuels standard. Get a sneak peek of the presentation she'll be delivering.

  2. CABLE Student Delegate Spotlight: Joanna Quiah

    Feb 22, 2018

    "I was attracted to CABLE because it seemed like an incredible opportunity to meet leaders and peers in the Bioeconomy as well as learn how to organize a large scale on-campus event." Joanna is focused on the environment and natural resources at Oklahoma State University. Read about how her participation in CABLE is helping her grow as a leader, a student, and stakeholder of the bioeconomy.

    Q: What university are you attending and what are you studying?

  3. Treat Yourself with Biobased Cosmetics

    Feb 13, 2018

    Our third installment of the Sustainable Substitute series features cosmetic brands that are making a sustainable impact. Just three of many brands looking to make a sustainable difference are LUSH, L’Oréal, and EcoTools.