The project involves a team of university and industry partners led by the LSU AgCenter, studying the regular production of biomass for economically viable conversion to biofuels and bioenergy using existing refinery infrastructure. Through new and existing industrial partnerships, this project will use energy cane and sweet sorghum to help reinvigorate the Louisiana sugar and chemical industries.
The project will expand the southern regional agricultural sector by utilizing sweet sorghum and energy cane to produce butanol, gasoline, isoprene and byproduct chemicals. If successful, the project will contribute significantly to improving rural prosperity and job creation in the region.
Our team consist of expert professionals from universities and companies, all working together in a joint effort to achieve the end goal.
An oversight role is assigned to the advisory board, comprising stakeholders and experts in the field with an arms-length relation to the project participants. The advisory board will critically examine the self-assessment reports of the area coordinators, provide a global view on the overall impact of the project and provide guidance to the project director on a regular basis.
News related to the LSU AgCenter's Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative (SUBI) project.
Links to more information about biofuels.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture