Research in Bioenergy
The Sustainable Bioenergy Development Center (SBDC) was created to enhance the capability of America's bioenergy industry to produce transportation fuels and chemical feedstocks on a large scale, through processes that are efficient as well as economically and environmentally sustainable. The SBDC supports Colorado State University bioenergy researchers through research initiation grants, initial financial support of new bioenergy faculty positions, student and postdoctoral fellowships, equipment purchases, and travel grants; the SBDC will also enhance CSU's abilities in collaborative efforts with other entities committed to the development of alternative energy sources.
C2B2 is a research center of the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory with partners, including Colorado State University, University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and is supported by state, institutional, and industry funds. C2B2's goal is to establish ground-breaking research and educational programs for the advancement of renewable energy technologies and provide private industry with one-stop access to researchers, laboratories, students, and educators from four pioneering institutions, each having unique strengths in biofuel and biorefining application areas.