Research

The TIMBR institute is focused on fundamental research within a community of 30 investigators and their students from 10 departments.  These researchers work collaboratively within the institute, sponsored by public and private sources, to find solutions to the complex, multi-facted technical challenges faced by industry and society in the quest for renewable fuels and chemicals.

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development and augmentation of non-food agricultural feedstocks to supply biomass for conversion to advanced biorenewable fuels and chemicals

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accelerate the refinement of consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) technology for cellulosic fuel and chemical production

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employing thermochemical engineering to develop biorefining technologies to improve the potential to produce flexible bioproduct output

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assessing the economic, environmental and agronomic impact of a global transition to an economy increasingly influenced by biofuels and biochemicals