Protecting and improving our environment is critical 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 Engineering research in these areas is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the United States Department of Agriculture and others.


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Gulf Coast Engineering Research Station

The gulf research station will focus on three broad coastal research areas: water quality and quantity protection and restoration; protection, restoration and conservation of habitat and living resources; and enhancing coastal community sustainability and resilience. Through the creation of this facility, Auburn University and its partners will engage in fundamental and applied research of critical importance to the coastal environment and communities of Alabama and the larger northern Gulf Coast region.

Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts

The Bioenergy and Bioproducts Center was established to help bring both natural and human resources to bear on bioenergy and bioproduct opportunities in our state and region. Auburn's location at the center of a region rich in renewable forest and agricultural biomass resources, and its status as the state's largest land-grant and comprehensive research university make it ideally suited to address these issues. The AU Bioenergy and Bioproducts Center is a catalyst for the development of bioenergy and bioproduct ideas, which, ultimately, will enhance Alabama's economy and the quality of life for all citizens of the state.

Stormwater Research Facility

Stormwater Research Facility at Auburn University is dedicated to producing innovative and practical solutions for stormwater management. Through interdisciplinary research, product evaluation, and hands-on training, the facility remains on the forefront of stormwater research. The Stormwater Research Facility at Auburn University is a 10-acre outdoor research facility dedicated to conducting full-scale evaluations to improve practices and products used to manage stormwater runoff. In addition to research, the facility engages in product testing and development, and delivers hands-on training events for professionals in the stormwater industry.