Digging into Minnesota's peat, an underappreciated climate superhero

October 19, 2022

Meet a carbon-sequestering superhero: peat moss. Efforts involving BBE researcher Chris Lenhart are underway to better understand the role that peat bogs in northern Minnesota play in mitigating climate change.

BBE now a CERPIT-Aligned Program

September 28, 2022

We are proud to announce that our Environmental and Ecological Engineering Specialization under the BBE major has recently completed the CERPIT alignment process.

BBE Student Highlight - Grace Wolf

September 6, 2022

Grace Wolf is a Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major, and is the current president of BBE's student ambassador program. Get to know Grace!

Healthier foods have less environmental impact than processed foods

August 31, 2022

BBE Professor Jason Hill, Ph.D., and a team of researchers published a new study using publicly available information to derive first estimates of the environmental impact of >57,000 food products. Their data points to healthier foods as better for the planet.

BBE researchers find nitrous oxide emissions from Corn Belt soils spike when soils freeze, thaw

August 31, 2022

In a new study, BBE researcher Yufeng Yang and team, document an overlooked but crucial time-frame for nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions in U.S. Midwest agricultural systems: the non-growing season.

SSM Student Spotlight - Alice Lesch

August 22, 2022

Alice Lesch is a Sustainable Systems Management major, and is the current vice president of BBE's student ambassador program. Get to know why Alice chose SSM!

Capstone Sponsor Experience - Why do it?

August 22, 2022

We asked Charlie Schiappacasse (BBSEM alumnus), a research and development process engineer from Michael Foods, and Brian Weathers, President of HBW Solutions, to share why being a sponsor for BBE capstone is important to them.

A sweeter side of algae

August 18, 2022

Researchers in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering look into sugar producing algae and its potential as a more sustainable sugar crop.

Alumni Spotlight - Megan Acker

August 18, 2022

Megan Acker graduated in 2008 and currently works for 3M. She is transitioning from leading 3M's Global Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Program to become the Environmental Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Get to know our alumna!

A different path to an engineering degree

August 15, 2022

Taking a year away from the BBE program to work at a pulp and paper mill was a benefit to Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major Lauren Stach.