CBRD Research

  • Aligned with national priorities for:
    —  Energy security & independence
    —  Environmental sustainability
    —  Social & economic development of rural communities
  • Aligned with the “202 Vision” of the SD S&T Innovation Strategy
  • Supports development of biofuels industry and bio-based economy in South Dakota
  • Supports all four SDSM&T Focus Areas:
    —  Energy & Environment
    —  Materials & Manufacturing
    —  Underground Science & Engineering
    —  STEM Education
  • Assists in development of SDSM&T research infrastructure, education and training infrastructure 

(Learn more about Research Foci, and Departments and Programs on our Capabilities webpage.)

CBRD is active in all four major research areas that are the focus of the future at SDSMT

Research Focus Areas



Research Areas

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