International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES)
I-CARES was founded to encourage and coordinate university-wide and external collaborative research on energy, environment and sustainability that cannot be done by single investigators or by single disciplines alone.
A key goal of I-CARES is to foster institutional, regional and international research on:
- the development and production of biofuels from plant and microbial systems
- the exploration of sustainable alternative energy
- the exploration of environmental systems and practices
Research at the center also focuses on ecologically sensitive urban design as well as the St. Louis region’s important coal resources and efforts to mitigate carbon dioxide accumulation; improve combustion processes; and reduce emissions.