Energy Center

Harvesting Logistics and Preprocessing

Research activities in this group deal with havesting of bioenergy crops, logistics for distillery plants and pre-processing practices for biofuels.



Dennis Buckmaster

Storage & transport


Klein Ileleji

Feedstock logistics


Chad Martin

Renewable energy extension


Nathan Mosier

Bioprocessing & biocatalysis

Nadia Gkritza

Nadia Gkritza

Transportation Planning, Economics & modeling; transportation energy & sustainability

Technical Contact

Dr. Nicholas Carpita
Department of Botany & Plant Pathology

Collaborating Laboratories

Biofeedstock and Water Quality Project
Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio)
Laboratory of Renewable Resource Engineering (LORRE)
Purdue Center for Research on Energy Systems and Policy (CRESP)
Purdue Extension Bioenergy Series
The Air Transport Insitute for Environmental Sustainability (Air TIES)

About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.


Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Mann Hall, Rm 105
203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971