Research

 

With funding and support from USDA-NIFA, SBAR, an integrated research and extension Center of Excellence, aims to address the Southwest need for domestic bioproduct and biofuel production.

Research focuses on two plant species, guayule and guar, as viable options for the arid southwest and includes the following focal areas; feedstock development, feedstock production and co-products, and feasibility pathways for delivery, transport and ultimately commercialization.

Utilizing a strategic systems approach, research and extension faculty across five institutions, government, and industry work collaboratively to provide the knowledge, skills, tools and awareness that growers need to make informed decisions about crops grown for biofuel and bioproducts.

Successful research outcomes include the deployment of guayule and guar field production in the Southwestern U.S. at a scale that significantly impacts biofuel and other high-value bioproduct markets in the near future.


 

Principal Investigators

Hussein Abdel-Haleem

USDA-Agricultural Research Service

Principal Investigator

Sangamesh "Sangu" Angadi

New Mexico State University

Principal Investigator

Catherine E. Brewer

New Mexico State University

Principal Investigator

David Dierig

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Principal Investigator

Neng Fan

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator

Kulbhushan Grover

New Mexico State University

Principal Investigator

Leslie Gunatilaka

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator

Paul Gutierrez

New Mexico State University

Principal Investigator

F. Omar Holguin

New Mexico State University

Principal Investigator

Amy Landis

Colorado School of Mines

Principal Investigator

Raina Maier

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator

William "Bill" McCloskey

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator

Colleen McMahan

USDA-Agricultural Research Service

Principal Investigator

Julie Neilson

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator

Kimberly Ogden

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator

Jason Quinn

Colorado State University

Principal Investigator

Dennis T. Ray

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator

Clark Seavert

AgBiz Innovations, LLC

Principal Investigator

Trent Teegerstrom

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator

Peter Waller

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator