• Build nationally recognized sustainable energy programs
• Secure funding for sustainable energy research
• Generate knowledge to support sustainable energy industry
• Prepare workforce for sustainable energy companies
• Promote policies that encourage sustainable energy development


Local: Mississippi has a large quantity of biomass that can make it a leading state in the production of renewable energy. Knowledge and technologies produced by SERC will enable Mississippi to take advantage of these resources, serving as a catalyst for the emergence of a biorenewable energy industry in Mississippi.

Regional: The knowledge and technologies produced by SERC will enrich the education options available at MSU, the skill sets of the future workforce prepared here, and the general scientific knowledge base of the Southeast region. The knowledge and technology imparted to the current and future workforce will be applicable to Mississippi’s neighbors and to the entire region.

National: SERC’s research is focused on the specifics of Mississippi and the Southeast, but the importance of our research is not limited to our state or region. The technologies developed by SERC will have national implications and can play a role in offsetting the United States' dependence on oil.