Instruction in energy related fields is offered through numerous undergraduate, graduate, and extension programs. International programs for energy education include the D-Lab offered through the Program for International Energy Technologies (PIET), the UC-Denmark intensive summer course in renewable energy, and similar developing cooperative instructional programs. The Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy provides focused instruction in moving innovative research concepts into commercial practice. Certificate programs in energy are offered through UC Davis Extension. Contact the Institute for more specific information on energy related education.



The NSF funded Collaborative Research and Education in Agricultural Technologies and Education (CREATE) IGERT  has a strong emphasis on student training in plant biotechnology including production of biofuels.


This NSF funded project, Collaborative Research and Education in Agricultural Technologies and Engineering (CREATE-REU)  provides undergraduate training in plant biotechnology and biomass conversion to biofuels.


The Renewable Energy Systems Opportunity for Unified Research Collaboration and Education (RESOURCE) program  leverages campus commitment to energy research and robust partnerships with local Math and Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) elementary and middle schools.

UC Davis Extension – Certificate Programs in Energy

UC Davis Extension  offers a number of certificate programs in energy and sustainability:

International Level

Program for International Energy Technology (PIET)

Multi-National Research and Training Programs

Joint research agreement with Shandong University of Technology

An agreement for cooperative research in thermochemical biomass conversion was signed between UC Davis Energy Institute and Shandong University of Technology Clean Energy Engineering and Technology Research Center in March of 2011. The agreement extends to joint cooperation between the two institutions in conducting specific research projects and tasks principally in pyrolysis and gasification of biomass; training undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, staff, and faculty in related areas; exchanging scholars between the two institutions; and organizing jointly sponsored conferences, symposia, technical meetings and courses of instruction.

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