The BUS Lab takes an integrated approach to innovating technologies that utilize and sequester biogenic carbon. The aim of our work is to leverage the bioeconomy for carbon drawdown. We are bridging fundamental advances in synthetic biology and chemical catalysis with bioprocess engineering to innovate carbon-negative bioproducts that range from feed, chemicals, fuels, and materials.
When developing a new technology, the BUS Lab takes into account the entire technology-to-market pathway, starting with fundamental research and ending with commercialization. Such a comprehensive approach increases the odds of commercial success by eliminating developmental hurdles and pitfalls at an early stage.
Research Areas of Interest
CO2 Sequestration, CO2 Utilization, Microbial Electrosynthesis, Mixotrophic Fermentation, Soil Carbon Enhancement, Graphitic Carbon Materials, Bio-Based Energy Storage, Systems Modeling, Life Cycle Carbon Accounting, Techno-Economic Analysis