The Sustainable Technologies Laboratory (STL) recognizes that the development of environmentally benign and sustainable technologies is a critical need. Increasing the use of renewables for processing fuels and industrial products necessitates a systematic approach for utilization of renewable biomaterials. The STL strives to develop bioprocess technologies for processing renewable bioresources.

 Through multidisciplinary, inter- and intra-institutional collaborative efforts, the STL will focus on:

  1. Development of sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies to utilize renewable bioresources for production of fuels and value-added coproducts;
  2. Control of biological and ecological systems; and
  3. Process modeling, simulation and analysis.

 To find out more information about the Sustainable Technologies Laboratory, including educational materials and a list of current projects, visit their website at:

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