Growing renewable energy and biobased industries that revitalize rural communities by harnessing science and technological capacities of Land-Grant University research, education, and Extension programs.


Welcome to the SunGrant Initiative Website

The Sun Grant Initiative (SGI) is a national network of land-grant universities and federally funded laboratories working together to further establish a biobased economy.


These institutes are at the forefront of research and innovation involving bioenergy and biofuels production. They have the history, technology and resources available to lead the nation towards a renewable, sustainable, domestic energy industry.


Sun Grant Centers are also charged with reviving America's farming communities by placing an emphasis on rural economic development through the production of biobased renewable energy feedstocks.


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Northeast Regional Center
Pennsylvania State University
Phone: (607) 255-554

South Central Regional Center
Oklahoma State University
Phone: (405) 744-3255

Western Regional Center
Oregon State University
Phone: (541) 737-4251

North Central Regional Center
South Dakota State University
Phone: (605) 696-7870

Southeastern Regional Center
University of Tennessee
Phone: (865) 946-1130