Colorado State University

Sustainable Bioenergy Development Center

Concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, the country’s reliance on imported oil, and increased demand for petroleum have prompted renewed interest in developing sustainable, biological materials that can be converted into fuel and other energy forms.

CSU’s Sustainable Bioenergy Development Center focuses on five collaborative research areas:

  • Development of sustainable crops and agricultural strategies
  • Improvements in biomass processing technologies
  • Biofuel characterization and engine adaptation
  • Production of byproducts for sustainable biorefining
  • Sustainability assessment

The center supports researchers and collaborations across CSU as well as with industry. More than 40 faculty members from six of CSU’s colleges participate in the interdisciplinary Sustainable Bioenergy Development Center.