Bioenergy Research

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Nourredine (Nour) Abdoulmoumine
Assistant Professor
Biomass Conversion

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Joseph John (Joe) Bozell
Conversion of renewable materials

Stephen C. Chmely
Research Assistant Professor
Biomass conversion technologies

Nicole (Niki) Labbé

Timothy G. (Tim) Rials
Associate Dean and Associate Director
Renewable carbon

Groups and Facilities

(7 mentions)

Sun Grant BioWeb 
Providing current info to use biomass resources for bioenergy and bioproducts.

(3 mentions)

Center for Renewable Carbon 
Positioning Tennessee as a leader in reducing our dependence on petroleum.

(2 mentions)

Bio-Based Energy Analysis 
A potential win for energy, agriculture, and the environment.



UTIA AgResearch Continues To Advance Biofuels, Bioenergy and Biobased Products, 5/22/2018

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

UT Center Continues Quest for Low-Cost, High-Quality Bioenergy, 7/1/2016


(1 mention)

Center for Renewable Carbon 
AgResearchers at UT are developing ways of converting renewable carbon sources from plants into fuels and other products

(1 mention)

Biofuel Refinery Groundbreaking 
Many believe America must find new ways to create energy and fuel. UT recently started construction on a biorefinery to research the manufacture of biofuels from agricultural products.


Recent Publications

Induced volatile terpenes in roots and leaves of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) A. Muchlinski, X. Chen, J. Lovell, T. G. Köllner, K. Pelot, P. Zerbe, M. Ruggiero, L. Callaway, S. Laliberte, F. Chen, and D. Tholl.  2019.  Frontiers in Plant Science, 10:1144. [Abstract]

Typology of private forest landowners: Implications for their understanding and interest in woody biomass for bioenergy.  Chapagain, B., D. G. Hodges, N. C. Poudyal, V. J. Dale, and K. L. Kline.  2019.  Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Society of American Foresters, October 30- November 3, 2019, Portland, OR.

Perspectives of Family Forest Owners Regarding Wood-Based Bioenergy.  Dale, V. H, K. L. Kline, B. Chapagain, D. G. Hodges, P. Watcharaanantapong, and N. C. Poudyal.  2019.  World Biomass - The International Review of the Biomass Industry 2019/2020, pp. 42-47.

Progress and performance of multifunctional perennial bioenergy systems.  Englund, O., I. Dimiriou, V.H, Dale, K. L. Kline, B. Mola-Yudego, F. Murphy, B. C. English, J. McGrath, G. Busch, M. C. Negri, M. Brown, G. Devlin, K. Goss, S. Jackson, k. McDonnell, E.S. Parish, and H. Ssegane, J. Quinn, and J. Cacho.  2019.  WIRES Energy and the Environment, Wiley's International Reviews. [Abstract]

Farm-level Risk Management Potential of Pennycress as a Bioenergy Cover Crop in a Corn-Soybean Rotation.  Larson, J. A., C. Trejo-Pech, B. C. English, and T. E. Yu.  2019.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting. Birmingham, AL, February 2-5..

Policy considerations in stimulating landowners interest to supply forest biomass for bioenergy.  Poudyal, N. C., D. G. Hodges, B. P. Chapagain, P. Watcharaanantapong, K. L. Kline, and V. H. Dale.  2019.  Proceedings of the Annual National Convention of the Society of American Foresters, October 30- November 3, 2019, Portland, OR.

A sustainable pathway for bio-product development from switchgrass and other bioenergy crops.  Rajan, K., K. Kim, J. Tao, B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, D. J. Carrier, T. Tschaplinski, and N. Labbé.  2019.  Switchgrass V International Conference, July 22-25, 2019, Champaign, IL.

Stochastic Optimization of Cellulosic Biofuel Supply Chain under Feedstock Yield Uncertainty.  Sharma, B. P., T. E. Yu, B. C. English, C. Boyer, and J. A. Larson.  2019.  Energy Procedia, 158: 1009-1014. [Abstract]

A spatially-explicit approach to modeling biological productivity and economic attractiveness of short-rotation woody crops in the Eastern USA Stanturf J. A., J. H. Perdue, T. M. Young, X. Huang, Z. Guo, D. Dougherty, and M. Pigott.  2019.  Energy, Sustainability and Society, 2019:9-28. [Abstract]

Genetic variation and expected per cycle biomass yield gain in lowland switchgrass Dalid, C., A. M. Saxton, F. L. Allen, V. R. Pantalone, S. Nayak, and H. Bhandari.  2018.  Crop Science, 58:1255-1264, Crop Science Society of America. [Abstract]

Spatially explicit modelling of biological productivity and economic attractiveness of short rotation woody crops Stanturf J., T. M. Young, and J. H. Perdue.  2018.  conference “Governing sustainability of bioenergy, biomaterial and bioproduct supply chains from for, In: Nielsen, T.F., Matuszak, A., Stupak, I., Futter, M. (eds.) (2018). Book of Abstracts. [Abstract]

Productivity and profitability potential for non-native Eucalyptus plantings in the southern USA Stanturf J., T. M. Young, J. H. Perdue, D. Dougherty, M. Pigot, Z. Guo, and X. Huang.  2018.  Forest Policy and Economics, 97:210-222. [Abstract]