Biofuel Research


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Personnel

Nourredine (Nour) Abdoulmoumine
Assistant Professor
Biomass Conversion

Joseph John (Joe) Bozell
Professor
Conversion of renewable materials

Stephen C. Chmely
Research Assistant Professor
Biomass conversion technologies

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Professor
Native grasslands management

Nicole (Niki) Labbé
Professor
Bioenergy

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

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Professor
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Jie (Joe) Zhuang
Professor
Fate and transport of envir. contaminant

Groups and Facilities


(2 mentions)

Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.



(1 mention)

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



(1 mention)

UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research


 

News

Commendations Corner - October 2019, 11/23/2019

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

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

A Decade in Review: The Great Experiment, 5/13/2017

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

Power Plant, 2/25/2016

Video


(8 mentions)

Biofuel 
A recent report says the U.S. could produce a billion tons of biofuel materials each year, without impacting food supplies. We are working on ways to produce biomass and alternative fuels.



(3 mentions)

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.



(2 mentions)

Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.



(2 mentions)

Biofuel Students 
Someday you could go to college and earn a degree in biofuel production. It's an academic major being developed at the UT Institute of Agriculture.



(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)

TEDxKnoxville: Local Food Systems 
Chad Hellwinckel's work focuses on agricultural land use policies, climate change mitigation, biofuels analysis and defining appropriate long-term agricultural policy in a post peak-oil world.



(1 mention)

Native Grasslands 
Native grasses make up an important contribution to overall forage production and UTIA is working to help this critical part of our state's cattle industry and Ag economy.



(1 mention)

Ag Year Preview 
Spring is almost here, and it’s just about time for Tennessee farmers to plant their 2012 crops. All indications are - things are looking good for producers, following what was a good year in 2011.



(1 mention)

Food vs. Fuel 
UT Ag Researchers are studying what could be a compromise between food and fuel.


 

Recent Publications

Rank-Ordered Analysis of Consumer Preferences for the Attributes of a Value-Added Biofuel Co-Product Choi, Y., D. Lambert, K. L. Jensen, C. D. Clark, B. C. English, and M. Thomas.  2020.  Sustainability, 2020, 12, 2363;. [Abstract]

Impacts of Uncertain Feedstock Quality on the Economic Feasibility of Fast Pyrolysis Biorefineries with Blended Feedstocks and Decentralized Preprocessing Sites in the Southeastern United States Kai, L., S. Park, S. Kelley, B. C. English, T. E. Yu, J. A. Larson, and Y. Yuan.  2020.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12752. [Abstract]

Genetic Variation for Biomass Yield and Identification of Genomic Regions Associated with Regrowth Vigor and Salinity Tolerance in Lowland Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.).  Nayak, S.  2020.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Impact of Government Subsidies on a Cellulosic Biofuel Sector with Diverse Risk Preferences toward Feedstock Uncertainty.  Sharma, B.P, T. E. Yu, B. C. English, C. Boyer, and J. A. Larson.  2020.  Energy Policy. [Abstract]

High-resolution Multi-objective Optimization of Sustainable Supply Chains for a Large Scale Lignocellulosic Biofuel Industry.  Yu, T. E., B. C. English, J. Zhong, J. A. Larson, J. S. Fu, L. H. Lambert, and B. S. Wilson.  2020.  Pursuing Sustainability: OR/MS Applications in Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, Logistics, & Resou, C. Chen, V. Jayaraman, and Y. Chen, ed., Springer International Series in Operations Research and Management Science.

Dissolution in Ionic Liquids (and Deep Eutectic Solvents?): an Environmentally Sustainable Approach for the for the Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass.  Hayes, D. G.  2019.  International Palm Oil Congress (PIPOC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19-21 November 2019. [Abstract]

U.S. Alternative Jet Fuel Deployment Scenario Analyses Identifying Key Drivers and Geospatial Patterns for the First Billion Gallons Lewis, K.C., E. K. News, S. Peterson, M. N. Pearlson, E. A. Lawless, K. Brandt, D. Camenzind, M. P. Wolcott, B. C. English, G. S. Latta, A. Malwitz, J. I. Hileman, N. L. Brown, and Z. Haq.  2019.  BioFPR, Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December,13, pp 471–485. [Abstract]

Potential for Pennycress to Support a Renewable Jet Fuel Industry.  Markel, E, B. C. English, C. M. Hellwinckel, and R. J. Menard.  2019.  Ecology, Pollution and Environmental Science, SciEnvironm 1:121,. [Abstract]

Genetic Variation for Biomass Yield and Identification of Genomic Regions Associated with Regrowth Vigor and Salinity Tolerance in Lowland Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.).  Nayak, S.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Embryogenic cell suspensions for high-capacity genetic transformation and regeneration of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.). Biotechnology for Biofuels 12: 290. DOI : 10.1186/s13068-019-1632-3 Ondzighi-Assoume, C.A, J. Willis, W. Ouma, S. Allen, Z. King, W. Parrottt, W. Liu, J. N. Burris, S. Lenaghan, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2019.  Biotechnology for Biofuels.

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]

Cost and Profitability Analysis of a Prospective Pennycress to Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain in Southern USA Trejo-Pech, C., J. A. Larson, B. C. English, and T. E. Yu.  2019.  Energies, 12(16): 3055. [Abstract]