Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Energy and the Environment

Energy and the Environment

Energy and sustainability in technologies, communities, infrastructure and the environment is critical for economic growth, the protection and improvement of our living standard and in stewarding the planet for the next generation. Auburn is engineering new ways to utilize the waste stream from pulp and paper plants for biofuels, produce food more efficiently, improve gasification and gas-to-liquids technologies, and remove mercury, radioactive elements, oil and other contaminants from the environment. In addition, we are developing longer lasting electronics to control and improve efficiency of a wide variety of critical systems. Auburn has recently been recognized by the National Science Foundation with an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant to develop methods for the sustainable production of biofuels and chemicals.

Last Updated: 4/15/16 10:11 AM