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Biofuels Research Laboratory

Established in 2006 as part of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment, the Biofuels Research Laboratory addresses feedstock issues associated with the advancement of biomass as an energy resource.
 
Researchers focus on the cultivation and processing of algae grown on atmospheric and industrial carbon dioxide. The harvested algae can then be processed for oil extraction, or subjected to gasification and Fischer-Tropsch reforming to produce a variety of transportation fuels including synthetic gasoline, diesel, and aviation (jet) fuel. 
 
Additional projects seek to recycle waste grease from the food-service industry or use virgin crops such as sunflowers as a source of biodiesel
.  For more information, contact Ben Stuart, director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment.

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
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