CBRD Capabilities

Research at the Center for Bioprocessing & Development (CBRD) focuses on biomass pretreatment, microbial and thermochemical conversion, advanced biofuels, consolidated bioprocessing, lignin bioprocessing, separations, process simulation, life cycle analysis, etc.

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15 Research Foci

  • Advanced biofuels
  • Bioactive natural products
  • Biochemical conversion
  • Biorefineries
  • Consolidated bioprocessing
  • Co-product devleopment
  • Enzymatic hydrolysis
  • Extremophiles
  • Feedstock development and logistics
  • Feedstock pretreatment
  • Hydrogen
  • Lignin bioprocessing
  • Photoautotrophic conversion
  • Product recovery and downstream processing
  • Thermochemical conversion

15 Departments and Programs

  • Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
  • Biology and Microbiology
  • Biomedical Engineering Program
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Plant Science
  • Sociology and Rural Studies
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Partner Institutions

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South Dakota School
of Mines and Technology
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South Dakota State University
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