News and Events
CFANS professor and Center for Biorefining director R. Roger Ruan and doctoral candidate Erik Anderson are converting scum into high-quality biodiesel. Read More.
Interested in joining our department? BBE has an open position in Administrative/Communications staff! Read more.
Register now for the North Central PIMA and Lake States TAPPI Golf Outing where proceeds support and provide scholarships to BBE students! Read More.
Congratulations to BBE faculty member Chuck Clanton, and Forest Resources faculty member Eli Sagor for their achievements! Read More.
University of MN team competed in Golden, CO on April 22 - 23 in the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Race to Zero Student Design Competition. Read more.
Associate Professor, Jonathan Schilling will be presenting today at 3:00pm in Borlaug Hall, Room 375. Click for more information on Professor Schilling's presentation.
Research suggests forest residuals provide cleaner feedstock for bio-based plastic than fossil fuels or row crops. Read more.
Scientists in BBE's Biosensors and Bionanotechnology Laboratory are improving food safety. Their work could lead to a better bottom line for the food industry and improved safety for the U.S. food supply. Read more.
Curious about BBE and SSM degrees offered by our department? Attend an upcoming drop in information session!
This is a tenure-track position in the areas of measurement science and agro-bioinformatics. Learn more about this posting.
BBE professors and researchers' work aims to turn food waste into fuel, feed and fertilizer. Read more.
BBE boasts some of the best. Even with the best plan, you don’t always know where life is going to take you—and that can end up being a very good thing. Read more.
The U of MN is the locus of a a unique and globally significant collection of research efforts that promise to have significant impacts in the ammonia industry and the broader energy sector. BBE's Professor Roger Ruan's work is included in the efforts. Read more.
Ethanol greenhouse gas emissions much lower than gasoline, BBE Faculty Jason Hill comments. Learn more...
Department to conduct pulp and paper and other bio-based industry projects for new institute. Learn more...
BBSEM grad student Xin Zhang takes runner-up at the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award competition; four total BBE students selected as finalists. Learn more...
Curious? Find out more, and learn online about renewable energy, renewable resources, food sustainability, recycling, and more!
Emissions changes are in sight for a leading pork producer thanks to BBE faculty and crew.
What drives Adriana to research microalgae for an alternative energy source?
Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10
Don’t miss this on-campus winter tradition! The CSE Winter Light Show is a student-designed 3D outdoor experience featuring more than 200,000 LED lights set to music, some of which is written and recorded by University of Minnesota students.
It has been a busy year for Associate Professor Jonathan Schilling. Find out why! Hint: Grants, publications & websites, oh my!
Three new BBE courses are available this coming spring that will help you strengthen your engineering skills, and be career ready.
Take a closer look at stream geomorphology with Dr. Lenhart: "I think a lot of the end goal of cleaning up the Minnesota River is about the ecology or the biology."
Assistant Professor Dr. Rob Gardner researches the interface between microbiology and chemical engineering to harness naturally evolved microbial processes to convert sunlight into useful products. Read more about his innovative work.
Enabling Bioeconomy and Sustainability: Technologies for Fuels and Chemical Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass - Presented by Dr. Seema Singh
WTIP North Shore Community Radio recently spoke with BBE Post-Doc about circular economies.
An outside-the-box senior capstone project, helping villages in the developing country of Somalia with water sharing.
PhD student Jesus Castano Colciencias joins the Schilling Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Lab.
Subtraction-by-addition approach puts green plants on lake to rid it of algae.
Professor and Extension Engineer Larry Jacobson retired in June after nearly 42 years of teaching, research, and outreach.
BBE Teaching Specialist Leo Raudys authors new book, "The Cheap Guide to Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility" now available.
Read the latest from BBE Professor Anu Ramaswami and team, published on livemint.com: Besides advances in technology and big data, a higher order systems-level thinking is necessary to enable infrastructure transition in Indian cities.
Announcing faculty, staff and student award recipeints for the 2015-2016 academic year. View complete list here.
More on BBE's graduate student and her recent high achievement fellowship award from the Univeristy of Minnesota.
The BBE Seminar Series hosts Dr. Todd Walter (Cornell University) on Tuesday, April 26 in the Cargill Building, room 105 at 3pm.
View the recorded seminar of Dr. Ir. Rolf Hut from Thursday, March 31.
BBE Professor Jason Hill weighs in on UMN's bringing professors together from different disciplines to teach about large-scale challenges facing the planet.
MN Daily Feature: Jason Hill exposes the truth about fossil fuel impacts on the environment.
Read about a BBE scholarship student who's passionate about protecting the planet.
This 1 credit course will be offered as a hands-on introduction to molecular model construction using 3D printing technologies.
Graduate student Gerald Presley cultivates his love of mushrooms and explores their potential as he pursues his doctorate. His research focuses on the metabolism of wood-decay fungi and its unique biochemical repertoire.
Dr. William Crumpton of Iowa State University will present his seminar titled, "Water quality performance of wetlands receiving nonpoint source nitrogen loads and potential of targeted wetland restoration to reduce nitrogen loads in Iowa."
This position supports the University of Minnesota's Department of Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering in recruitment, student relations, and alumni and stakeholder relations.
BBE is pleased to announce that the Schwan Food Company, a Minnesota-based leader in fine frozen foods, has established a graduate fellowship in food safety in our department.
Stop by the Eco Experience Building everyday during the Fair or at the Ag/Hort Building on the 28th.
BBE is pleased to announce the hiring of Peter Marchetto as Assistant Professor for environmental sensing and agricultural robotics.
The department is excited to introduce a new media service - a BBEUMN YouTube channel.
Sustainable Systems Management (SSM) is a new major for the University of Minnesota
Regents approve a name change and an update to the curriculum
Join us for a memorial service Saturday, June 6th, 3:00-6:00 p.m., in the Cherrywood Room, at the St. Paul Student Center.
University of Minnesota's Team OptiMN is the Grand Winner at DOE's 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition!
Find out what professor Jonanthan Schilling and his team are learning from decayed wood!
New opening for a Post-Doctoral Associate in our Biosensors and Bionanotechnology Laboratory.
This is a tenure-track position in the area of robotics, sensors and manufacturing in environmental management and sustainable agriculture.
What is clear is that sustainable practices require a new way of thinking. To meet this need, BBE faculty are working with faculty across the University on a variety of issues.
BBE and the University of Minnesota will be closed January 1 and 2.
Researchers looked not only at the end result at the tailpipes but also took into account the full cycle of energy production.
Welcome to the newly redesigned BBE website!
A recruitment event for prospective undergraduates highlighted BBE programs, research and students.
The 2014 BBE Annual Showcase featured the annual Advisory Council meetings, a recognition luncheon for scholarship recipients and donors, a research poster session, and networking reception.