Welcome to Sustainable Bioproducts and Energy Engineering Research (SBEER) 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, optimization and simulation of biomass supply chain management & bioprocess technologies

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

  • Development of high value food/bioproducts and chemicals from cellulose, micro/macro algae/seaweeds

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

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