LSU Minerals Processing Research Institute

Mission

Processing, economic and environmental research for the main mineral of the State: oil and natural gas, and for sulfur, salt and lignite.

History

Formed in 1979 as one of 31 U.S. Department of Interior State Mineral Institutes.

Research Directions

Focus on minerals processing research for chemical plants and petroleum refineries. and the development of new industries in the region that are based on renewable resources.