Developing sustainable solutions & technologies through research & education

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Jason Hill smiles for a photo on the stairs in the BAE building on the St. Paul campus.
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Students work with pipettes in Professor Brett Barney's lab.
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Explore Undergrad Majors

For students with a passion for science, bio-based technology, environment and sustainability, and the advancement of the business related to them.


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Pursue Graduate Study

Our graduate degree program explores renewable bio-resources utilization with focus on environmental sustainability and global advancement of business.

M.S. & Ph.D.

Discover BBE Research

With expertise and a proven record in innovation & collaboration, we develop solutions for a bio-based economy, ecological health, and sustainability.


Upcoming Events

  • State Fair Pop-up Learning

    August 27 & 31, 3 PM - 6 PM

    Join us for a pop-up learning event at the great Minnesota get-together!

  • BBE virtual info session

    September 11, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Is a sustainable and healthy environment important to you? Join us for an information session on the Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major to learn more. 

  • Department open house

    October 12, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Make an impact with a degree focused on sustainability! Join us for our department open house to learn more!