Indian Hills Community College - Iowa BioDevelopment

Iowa BioDevelopment (IBD) is the research and training arm at Indian Hills Community College for the bioprocessing industry in Iowa.  We provide training and support services for bioenergy, bioprocessing, and value-added agricultural companies.  Iowa BioDevelopment is housed in the Iowa Biprocess Training Center (IBTC) in Eddyville, Iowa, which is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility with office, classroom and laboratory space.  The IBTC also houses the bioprocess technical programs offered through Indian Hills, which include

Bioprocess Laboratory Technology - A.A.S

Agricultural/Biofuel Process Technology - A.A.S.

Iowa BioDevelopment is intimately linked with these two programs in the sense that successful academic programs that produce highly skilled technicians will contiribute to the success of the bioprocessing industries in the region and state. 


Indian Hills Community College
17601 Monroe-Wapello Rd
Eddyville, IA 52553
Phone: 641-969-4167
Program leader (s): 
Chuck Crabtree

Degrees and certificates

Graduates from this program have been employed by : 

Cargill, Inc., Ajinomoto USA, Wacker Biochem, Genencor, Big River Resources, Lincoln Way Energy, Emtech, BioOva, Oskaloosa Foods, International Ingredients, West Liberty Foods, Tri-County Energy, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Heska, MediPharm USA, Ottumwa Municipal Water Treatment, Unicco, Eurafins, Iowa Renewable Energy LLC, Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri DNR, TECUS, NRCS office, Aphis, Bio-NRG, Crane winery, Quaker Mills

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