Sustainable Bioenergy

Sustainable biofuel may come from switchgrass.

Sustainable biofuel may come from switchgrass.

As the nation transitions from depending exclusively on non-renewable energy sources to greater use of renewables and novel approaches to modernizing the power grid, Argonne researchers are involved in nearly every aspect of the effort. From analyzing difficult energy problems and potential solutions, to identifying new energy resources and best ways to use them, Argonne’s multidisciplinary team of research experts apply their knowledge and unparalleled research facilities to solving the great energy challenges of our time.

Projects

Bioenergy Development

Transforming renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels and bioenergy products

Bioenergy Landscapes

Balancing resource productivity and sustainability at the watershed scale

Phytotechnology

Using plants to remediate or contain contaminants in soil, groundwater, surface water or sediments