South Dakota State University is the lead institution for the Agriculture Experiment Station, the 2010 BioProcessing Center, and hosts one of five regional Sun Grant Centers. The mission of these partnerships is to develop, distribute, and implement significant advances in biobased energy technologies for the benefit of America's farmers and the country.
Emergent biobased and non-biobased renewable energy research fields in the Brookings area include:
• anaerobic digestion
• ethanol and biodiesel
• nano-scale photovoltaics
• feedstock genomics and production
• wind energy