Extension: Energy

Renewable, Efficiency, Bio-based Materials, Utilities

UF/IFAS ABE energy related extension programs include areas of renewable and bio-based materials as well as efficiency in energy use and outreach with utilities. Topic areas include state-of-the-art conversion technologies from sustainable biowaste (agricultural residues and forestry biomass) to value-added bioproducts including biofuel, biochemicals and functional biomaterials. Utility and development related energy outreach from ABE is primarily conducted through the Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC).

Contact ABE Faculty

Dr. Pierce Jones
Professor and Director of Program for Resource Efficient Communities
Environmental Control Systems
piercejones@ufl.edu | 2295 Mowry Road

  • Director of Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC)
  • Works with utilities, community planners

Dr. Zhaohui Tong
Associate Professor
Biofuels and Bioproducts
352-392-1864 ext. 103
ztong@ufl.edu | ROG 103

  • Developing and transferring the state-of-the-art knowledge on bioenergy and bio-based materials from renewable resources for Florida
  • Supporting 4-H Youth Programs in biological engineering