Energy Coast and Environment Building Developing and integrating sustainable chemical processes into existing petro-chemical plant complexes Base case of plants in lower missisippi river corridor Proposed biomass based complex extension Integrated chemical production complex Integrated chemical production complex Integrating biomass components into industrial complexes for sustainable development Biomass components Fermentation Transesterification Corporate Sustainability Sustainability Online Optimization Interactive Online Optimization Geometric representation of LP problem Generalized Reduced Gradient Direction Nick Richard and Casey O'Quin are monitoring the decomposition of adrop of hydrogen peroxide under Prof. Ralph Pike. Interstate and Intrastate pipelines in U.S.A

   
Mission
Processing, economic and environmental research for the main mineral of the State: oil and natural gas, and for sulfur, salt and lignite.
History
Formed in 1979 as one of 31 U.S. Department of Interior State Mineral Institutes.
Research Directions

Focus on minerals processing research for chemical plants and petroleum refineries. and the development of new industries in the region that are based on renewable resources.

                                                      
Chemicals from Biomass

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chemicals from Biomass by Debalina Sengupta and
Ralph W. Pike.