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Welcome to Sustainable Energy Engineering Research (SEER) Laboratory in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Our research Laboratory is focused on developing novel and advanced technologies for maximum utilization of lignocellulosic and aquatic (mainly algae) biomass into high value chemicals, fuels and bioproducts under economical and environmentally sustainable contexts.

Our general areas of research are:

  • Hybrid process modeling and simulation methods applied to biomass supply chain management & risk assessment

  • Novel preprocessing (pelleting, briquetting & Granulation) and pretreatment (torrefaction, steam treatment) technologies for biomass

  • Thermochemical conversion (Gasification & Pyrolysis) and liquefaction of biomass & algae

  • Techno-economic and life cycle assessment of drop-in biofuels, bioproducts & chemicals

  • Development of high value products and materials