The United States is an international leader in advancing
sustainable biofuels research and production. As the U.S.
moves to secure an energy future grounded on a mix of domestic
energy sectors, biofuels will play an increasingly important role
in liquid transportation fuels for cars, buses, and airplanes.
EI and the colleges of Agriculture and Engineering at Texas
A&M University, along with their associated research agencies
and academic departments, have formed comprehensive and robust
research collaborations to advance our national capacity in
biofuels, from fundamental microbial genome research to operational
advanced demonstration projects such as the AgriLife Research algae
ponds in West Texas and the synthetic fuels production
demonstration projects in chemical engineering.