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Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels

Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels

The Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels serves as a center for the study of second- and third-generation biofuels, with the goal of bringing environmentally friendly energy alternatives to the marketplace. Located on the west side of campus, the center provides biotechnology equipment and greenhouse space for science and engineering classes and student and faculty research at Penn State Harrisburg, and also accommodates partnerships with other higher education institutions, schools and other organizations.

Our Mission

  • Increase the profitability of Pennsylvania farmers and greenhouse growers for sustainable agricultural crop production.
  • Engage with local growers and industries to improve the nutritional value of crops.
  • Cultivate diversified pools of talented students – women and men, under-represented minorities, and persons with disabilities – into careers in biotechnology, medicine and health sciences.

B.S. in Biology Program