Stony Brook University Forms National Bioenergy Research Community
In 2008, Stony Brook University partnered with four others across the country to form CBERD - a multi-university Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Bioenergy Research and Development (CBERD). CBERD's mission is to be a vibrant research community and a lead contributor of science and technology to meet the nation's bioenergy goals.
The center is comprised of: Stony Brook University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kansas State University, North Carolina State University, and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Its focus is to make transformative discoveries to enable the lignocellulosic and fats and oil based bio-industries meet the challenges set forth by the US President, federal and state agencies and the American public. Research is highly consistent with federal agency roadmaps.
CBERD's mission is to conduct collaborative research focused on delivering technology solutions that enable widespread commercialization of biofuels and bi-products and to assist government and industry in achieving the National priority goal of augmenting our petroleum-based economy with renewable energy, chemicals and biomaterials.