• 03/01/2021

    • BUS Lab receives $100k grant from North Carolina's Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services to develop an innovative bioprocess for the conversion of CRISPR-edited poplar to butanol and nanocellulose.​

    • More info here

  • 01/15/2021 

    • BUS Lab welcomes its second graduate student: Vanessa Rondon! Vanessa will develop a carbon-negative bioprocess for the microbiological conversion of CO2 to bioplastic & animal feed. 

  • 01/13/2021

    • BUS Lab receives a $1.3M grant from the Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office to research the integration of carbon capture, utilization, & sequestration in existing chemical pulp mills.​

    • More info here​​

  • 09/01/2021

    • BUS Lab welcomes its first undergraduate student: Luke Scozh! Luke will assess the potential for soil carbon sequestration via mineral carbonate fertilization in the southeastern US.

  • 09/01/2021

    • BUS Lab welcomes its first graduate student: Trevor Vook! Trevor will develop a carbon-negative bioprocess for the production of lithium-ion battery anodes​.

  • 08/15/2021​

    • BUS Lab is collaborating on a $4M grant from the Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office to research the conversion of pyrolysis biocrude to graphite anode material for use in lithium-ion batteries.​

    • More info here