Plant Science


Sustainable Energy Farming: A Platform for Renewable Energy Production

The Center for Sustainable Energy Farming was established to promote the global development of resilient and sustainable communities, fueled by socially-responsible clean energy.

The Center’s primary mission is to engage, directly and through universities and third party scientific research institutions, in the research and development of renewable energy sources and technologies. Renewable energy farming serves many public benefits for the U.S. and other regions, including supplying a significant proportion of the United States’ and other countries’ energy needs, environmental improvements, increased fuel diversity and national security, improved human health and regional economic development benefits. The Center’s secondary mission is to provide education on the methods and techniques of operating alternative energy farms for the benefit of farmers and current and future farm employees, all of which support local economies.

The Center will engage in research and the development of sustainable [energy farming] plant species and practices in collaboration with scientists, universities and research organizations by applying modern genetic, agronomic, and horticultural practices. Initially, the Center will focus its research and development on Jatropha curcas, a non-edible plant that produces high quality plant oil that can be used as a direct replacement for fossil fuels.

The Center is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.