• Strengthen basic research foundation in feedstock development and conversion technologies.
  • Provide undergraduate and graduate training for future biobased economy workforce.
  • Formulate teams of university personnel to determine the most appropriate opportunities in feedstock production and conversion applications for specific regions in Oklahoma.
  • When and where appropriate, establish producer-based feedstock demonstration plots of selected perennial grasses, such as switchgrass.
  • Establish OSU as one of the predominant cellulosic research universities in the U.S.