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The Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering

The Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering (LORRE) carries out fundamental research and educates students in the transformation of renewable resources and agricultural commodities into value-added products, and in the purification of proteins and natural products.   In addition to publications and patents, products of LORRE’s work include prototypes for the purpose of translating its discoveries into industrial use.  Thesis and fundamental research topics are pursued in partnership with universities, and government laboratories. Research includes engineering and molecular fundamentals of bioreactor design, bioseparations, industrial biology of yeast, and biochemical catalysis with applications in biofuels, bioproducts, and pathogen detection..

LORRE Spotlight

LORRE Spotlight

LORRE Professor Nathan Mosier awarded 2015 Agricultural Research Award. The award is the highest honor given to mid-career faculty members for excellence in applying scientific principles to solve important research problems.

Research Team Garners First Place Prize at Competition

- Megan Tarter, The Exponent

Ag Engineer Mosier Earns Purdue Agricultural Research Award

- Natalie van Hoose, Purdue Agriculture News


LORRE Director, Michael Ladisch, receives 2015 Morrill Award

LORRE Graduate Student, Neal Hengge, named Outstanding MS Student in ABE

LORRE Undergraduate Student, Jaycey Hardenstein, named ABE 2015 Outstanding Junior


Nathan Mosier appointed the Indiana Soybean Alliance Soybean Utilization Endowed Chair

LORRE Graduate Student, Barron Hewetson, and Ian Klein, Chemistry, win Business Strategy Competition


Abby Engelberth participant in Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship Program

LORRE Graduate Student, Studie Red Corn, was recently spotlighted in Purdue's Agriculture Magazine


Eduardo Ximenes co-presenter of webinars:

AIChE: "Hollow Fiber Microfiltration of Microorganisms from Food and Water"

NCRCRD: "C3D - Moving Laboratory Research on Pathogen Detection into Commercial Practice"


Recipient of Outstanding Faculty in Discovery Award, School of Aviation & Transportation Technology, Purdue

Recipient of The Seed for Success - Excellence in Research Award, Executive Vice President for Research & Partnerships, Purdue

U.S. Navy Awards Purdue $3 million to Advance Alternative Energy - Related Research, Course Development Efforts