Sustainable Energy


Biofuel research at ISEE has been focused on transforming citrus processing waste produced at the Texas Citrus Exchange in Mission, Texas into value added products and ethanol biofuel.  Citrus processing for juice extraction at the plant produces a material that is being dried and distributed as cattle feed, however, researchers at ISEE have made developed methods for the enhancement of the production of enzymes targeting hydrolysis of the waste materials into reduced sugars, flavonoids, pectin, and other value added products for synthesis such as galacturonic acid.

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The responsible development of unconventional natural gas resources in the United States has led to increases in an important clean burning source of energy for transportation and power, as many countries in the world gradually transition toward renewable energy sources and reduced carbon emissions.  ISEE and the Eagle Ford Center for Research, Education, and Outreach (EFCREO) are leading significant initiatives to promote sustainable development of this important cost effective fuel in forms such as compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG).


EFCREO was established in August 2013 by the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University Kingsville. The vision is for Collaboration between the EFCREO, industry, and government will ensure the sustainable development of the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas reserves.

This page was last updated on: January 20, 2016