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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

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Bioproducts, Bioprocessing, and Renewable Energy

A bio-based revolution is underway in the United States that will fundamentally change the way we produce and consume food, feed, fiber, materials, chemicals, fuel and energy. BBE serves as a prominent leader in developing sustainable biomass conversion solutions to meet the world’s growing materials and energy demand. “Green” materials, chemicals, and energy are made from renewable bio-resources like wood, agricultural residues, fiber crops, and other biomass. Current bioproducts and renewable energy topics of research in BBE include biofuels and renewable energy, cellulosic ethanol, biocomposites, conversion of algae to biodiesel, biodegradable plastics, building and structural materials, natural fibers, pulp and paper, environmentally benign adhesives, and a wide array of chemicals, and industrial feed stocks.

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