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Mission Statement:

The Bioenergy Research Unit (BER) conducts a broad-based program of microbial, biochemical, genetic, and fermentation engineering research that is international in scope and importance addressing national research needs for new environmentally acceptable agricultural practices and value-added products. The overall mission of the BER research program is to develop bioproducts and bioprocesses for conversion of agricultural commodities into biofuels and chemicals, enzymes, and polymers.

The Bioenergy Research is located in Peoria, IL and is part of the Midwest Area.
The Acting Research Leader is Ronald Hector.
Email: Ronald.Hector@ars.usda.gov
Phone: 309-681-6272
Fax: 309-681-6427
BIOENERGY RESEARCH
1815 N. University Street
Peoria, IL 61604