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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.

FACULTY EXPERTISE

Alvarado, Jorge L., Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution; Joint appointment, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Annamalai, Kalyan, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Batchelor, Bill, Department of Civil Engineering

Capareda, Sergio, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Caton, Jerald A., Department of Mechanical Engineering

Chu, Kung-Hui (Bella), Department of Civil Engineering

Engler, Cady, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Fernando, Sandun, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Hall, Kenneth R., Department of Chemical Engineering

Han, Arum, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jacobs, Timothy, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Lacey, Ronald E., Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Mannan, M. Sam, Department of Chemical Engineering

Medina-Cetina, Zenon, Department of Civil Engineering

Munster, Clyde, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Parnell, Calvin B., Jr., Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Searcy, Stephen W., Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Strzelec, Andrea, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thomasson, J. Alex, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Uster, Halit, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Wilhelm, Wilbert E., Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

FEATURED

Texas AgriLife Research is the state's premier research agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Our research spans numerous scientific disciplines and is international in scope. AgriLife's Bioenergy and Bioproducts Research Program spans the full spectrum of discovery -- from developing high-tonnage biomass plants at the molecular level to developing more efficient processes to manufacture biofuels.

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