Iowa Central breaks ground for new fuels testing lab

18 Jul 2023

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The biofuels testing lab at Iowa Central Community College got started about six years ago in a rather small area that had actually once been a closet.

It quickly moved into bigger accommodations in the BioScience and Health Sciences Building. It emerged as the only independent testing facility of its kind in the United States.

It is also the sole source testing lab for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. That means the lab is the place where fuels to be used all across Iowa are tested to make sure they meet state standards.

The lab’s next big growth spurt got a formal start Monday afternoon when college leaders plunged golden-colored shovels into a pile of dirt to break ground for a new 9,200-square-foot facility along A Street West.

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