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Two Purdue University Ph.D. Students Awarded NEC Scholarship

The Renewable Fuels Association and the Renewable Fuels Foundation are proud to announce Daehwan Kim and David Orrego as winners of the student scholarship that will send them to RFA's 22nd Annual National Ethanol Conference: Building Partnerships, Growing Markets, in San Diego, CA.

LORRE Research Team Garners First Place Prize at FDA Competition

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that technology discovered at Purdue University that could help government agencies and the food industry detect Salmonella more quickly has won the grand prize in the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge.

Purdue's entry, "Physical method for concentrating Salmonella to detectable levels using automated microfiltration," was developed by a team of researchers led by Michael Ladisch, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering.
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Welcome to LORRE

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.