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University of Illinois Biofuels Websites
Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research (CABER)
CABER works with many campus units to provide a facilitative structure for campus outreach, teaching, and research in areas related to bioenergy systems. CABER focuses on sustainable bioenergy systems, including plant, microbial, downstream processing and economics and policy issues as they relate to bio-based products. See their blog for news and updates.
Crop Science Department’s Miscathus Site
The preeminent American institution for research on Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) is located at the UIUC. With six years of research and field trials and more than 15 world class researchers pursuing Miscanthus studies, this project is paving the way for a new economic future for Illinois farmers and for a greener future for Illinois power production.
Energy BioSciences Institute (EBI)
The EBI reaches to biology, the physical sciences, engineering, environmental, and social sciences to devise viable solutions to global energy challenges and reduce the impact of fossil fuels to global warming. The world’s first research institution solely dedicated to energy bioscience, EBI focuses on the development of next-generation biofuels, but will also look into various applications of biology to the energy sector. A collaboration between UC-Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable: Alternative Fuels Resources
Hosted by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, the GLRPPR is a professional organization dedicated to promoting information exchange and networking to P2 professionals in the Great Lakes regions of the United States and Canada.
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is a Division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of Illinois. ISTC is a change agency that performs research, spreads awareness, and facilitates implementation regarding practices, technology, and systems that improve sustainability.
See especially "BioDiesel Research: A Bibliography and a Finding Aid" (linked below).
Prairie Research Institute
The Prairie Research Institute is the joint home of the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Illinois State Water Survey, the Ilinois State Geological Survey, and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Established in July 2008, the Institute "represents a scientific partnership between the University and the Surveys that is unique in the nation, and well-suited to meet the challenges of natural resource research and management in the 21st century."
Student Sustainability Committee
The Student Sustainability Committee's purpose is to: (a) explore the options for the use of the student fees for sustainability and alternative energy generation, (b) evaluate the feasibility of projects being discussed with the professional assistance of engineers in the Division of Facilities and Services. (The committee reviews and recommends projects to be funded from student fees--your money at work!)