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USDA Awards Grants to Six Regional Projects through South Central Region Sun Grant Program

March 11, 2021

U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) through South Central Region (SCR) Sun Grant Program awards grants up to $2.05 million for six 3-year regional projects that aimed at developing viable alternative biobased energy sources and products while enhancing economic opportunities in rural areas.

USDA-NIFA Grants a Center Project to Develop a Platform for Butanol Production via Co-fermentation of Lignocellulosic Biomass

November 24, 2020

The project aims is to develop a novel C. carboxidivorans based platform coupled with compatible process technology for producing butanol from switchgrass and fermentation gas.

Modeling and Analysis of the Logistical Challenge of Supplying Biomass for Biofuel and Biopower

March 2, 2020

The logistics challenge of using biomass feedstocks is huge with vast quantities of feedstock moved, stored and processed plus the need to accommodate production variation.

Butanol Production with High Yield and Carbon Conversion Using Novel Biocatalysts

January 2, 2020

Butanol is a valuable chemical that can be used for the production of solvents, plasticizers, butylamines and amino resins.

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