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Purdue University – Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering

Location:  West Lafayette, Indiana

Mission:  The purpose of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering, which is also known as the Integrative Center for Biotechnology and Engineering, is to carry out research on transforming renewable resources to liquid fuels. The laboratory has evolved from only biofuels research to carrying out multi-disciplinary research in bioenergy, bioprocessing, bioproducts, bionanotechnology, and biorecovery. The entire mission statement can be found on their home page.


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The Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering does not offer any degrees; however, they provide research opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, post docs, and professors. LORRE does offer one class, ‘Process Engineering of Renewable Resources’. 


Course Description

Course Syllabus

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At LORRE, researchers, students, and professors work in researching in bioenergy, bioprocessing, bioproducts, bionanotechnology, and biorecovery that they are able to research with state of the art machines and techniques.

Bioenergy Research

Bioprocessing Research

Bioproducts Research

Bionanotechnology Research

Biorecovery Research

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LORRE Students find more effective way to dry corn ethanol by using tapioca pearls to dry ethanol after fermentation rather than conventional corn grit adsorbents. 

New Way to Dry Ethanol Article

LORRE student Isaac Emery has been recognized for his commitment to global environmental awareness and sustainability.

Isaac Emery Makes a Difference Article

Researchers from LORRE have improved a strain of yeast that can ferment more sugar, making even more cellulosic ethanol, improving its yield.

New Yeast Article

Full LORRE News


Our Favorite Find:  All of the research at LORRE has cumulated in many published papers and patents for new technologies in each of these research fields. Lists and descriptions of these publications and patents can be found below.


LORRE Publications 


LORRE Patents

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