Sun Grant Initiative Programs

Competitive Grants

One of the functions of Sun Grant is to provide competitive grants to researchers engaged in developing alternative energies and bioproducts.

Industrial Ecology

Cradle to Grave Analysis of Agricultural Biofuels and Bioproducts Systems

Sustainable Technologies Laboratory

Information about OSU's Sustainable Technologies lab, including links to the lab website and an educational presentation on biofuels.

Algae Institute

Western Region and its partners are working together to develop the Western States Algae Biotechnology and Biofuels Institute.

Agricultural Energy Audits

Rural Energy Audits by the OSU Energy Efficiency Center characterized agricultural energy uses and developed calculations and processes to conduct energy assessments at seven OSU facilities.

Farm to Fly

Sustainable Aviation Biofuels from U.S. Agriculture.

Research Priorities

Western region research program areas include: feedstock enhancement and development, biomass conversion and biofueul/bioenergy processing and bioproducts.

Pacific Island Sub-center

With more than 90 percent of Hawaii’s energy needs dependent on imported fossil fuels, we are particularly vulnerable to supply shortages.