The Next Generation of Bioenergy Research Centers

To increase feedstock sustainability by harnessing natural diversity and beneficial plant-microbe interactions to achieve efficient enhanced water and nutrient utilization, and improved microbial interactions.


Rational design of biomass feedstocks for biofuel and bioproduct production, and Biomass yield and uniformity.



Eliminate the economic impediments related to thermochemical pretreatment and added enzymes through advancement of biomass deconstruction systems.



Advanced fuels and lignin valorization through new and improved microbial platforms.