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Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy – a free, interdisciplinary, peer reviewed journal covering all areas of the field that apply to the physical science and engineering communities involved in renewable energy.  Visit

Professional Organizations

Renewable Fuels Association – As the national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of fuel ethanol. RFA membership includes a broad cross-section of businesses, individuals and organizations dedicated to the expansion of the U.S. fuel ethanol industry.  Visit  




GoodFuels seeks to provide a thoughtful and comprehensive discussion of all the issues surrounding biofuels and their important role in our energy future, as well as be a resource for information, news and research pertaining to developments in biofuels.  Visit goodfuels_logo



National Biodiesel Board (NBB)  – The national trade association representing the biodiesel industry in the United States.Biodiesel is a domestic, renewable fuel for diesel engines derived from natural oils like soybean oil.  Visit biodiesel_logo





UNICA – The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is the largest organization in Brazil representing sugar, ethanol and bio-electricity producers.unica_logo




ACORE – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) works to bring all forms of renewable energy into the mainstream of America’s economy and lifestyle. ACORE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. with paying members from every aspect and sector of the renewable energy industries and their trade associations.  Visit




The coordinating site for this multi-university center is located at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 E. St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, South Dakota  57701