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  • crumbles

    Technical solutions to 21st century global challenges

  • muncher teeth

    Core competencies in plant biology, agriculture, forestry, natural resources, engineering, and enterprise

  • screened chips

    Our people craft technical solutions to local and global bioenergy and environmental challenges

  • switchgrass

    Our clients include industry, government, and research institutions

  • research baler




    The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.

  • chris feeding veneer




    The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, esp. in industry. Machinery and equipment developed from such scientific knowledge.

  • dryer sensors




    The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, machines, processes, and systems.

  • dave and ken controls

    transformative research

    Research driven by ideas that have the potential to radically change our understanding of an important existing scientific or engineering concept or leading to the creation of a new paradigm or field of science or engineering. Such research is also characterized by its challenge to current understanding or its pathway to new frontiers.

    U.S. National Science Foundation

  • woodstraw


    Systematic applications of knowledge or understanding directed toward the production of useful materials, devices, and systems or methods, including design, development and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet specific requirements.

    U.S. National Science Foundation

Making the World a Better Place Through Sound Science and Disciplined Design

Engineered wood-strand erosion control materials protect and improve soil and water quality

Biomass baler technologies reduce feedstock collection and handling costs

Low-energy milling of high moisture biomass

High performing biomass feedstocks

And more!