The Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering (LORRE) was founded in 1978. Its programs have evolved with the emergence of industrial biotechnology. The field and the technology motivated an assessment of how LORRE should position its programs and plan for the future. Consequently, LORRE faculty, staff and students initiated work starting with a retreat in October, 2011, to define a process and framework for developing a strategic plan. The retreat set in motion a two-year process where new directions, challenges and opportunities were analyzed and a strategic plan to address these was developed.
As Director of LORRE, I invite you to help us to achieve our goals and to begin to capture the promise of sustainable fuels, chemicals, and bioproducts through engineering of renewable resources.
Michael R. Ladisch
Distinguished Professor and Director
Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering