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The North Dakota State University Bio Energy and Product Innovation Center (NDSU BioEPIC) identifies and enhances opportunities for North Dakota's renewable energy industry.

BioEPIC is chaired by David Ripplinger, Bioenergy Specialist, NDSU Extension, and assistant professor, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.

For more information contact David Ripplinger at (701) 231-5265 or

The North Dakota State University Bio Energy and Product Innovation Center (BioEPIC) envisions a future where North Dakota is a leader in the development of renewable energy and biobased products.

BioEPIC offers stakeholders a single site within NDSU for reliable, high-quality, targeted research, Extension, education and technology transfer related to biomass production, harvesting, transportation, and development of technologies, products and processes utilizing biomass and other biological feedstocks. BioEPIC helps communities become sustainable through the production of renewable energy and bio-based products. The Center assists individuals and industry explore and commercialize opportunities for bio-energy and bio-products through the use of economic, marketing and feasibility studies. NDSU has the demonstrated capacity to provide integrated biological, physical and social solutions in the biomass/bioenergy/bioproducts arena.

The Center's goal is to provide North Dakota and the surrounding region with comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative resources in research, technology, Extension and education, leading to the economic viability of biomass and bioproducts to ensure a sustainable, healthy environment. BioEPIC's objectives are to develop emerging technologies, coordinate research strategies and activities, utilize biomass resource streams to reduce waste and increase efficiency, energize business and industry investment in biomass and bioproducts, stimulate student interest and learning in the biobased economy, and help revitalize communities.