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Personnel

Alvin R. (Al) Womac
Professor
Equipment performance & environmental impact

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Professor
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Christopher M. (Chris) Helton
Research Coordinator II
Biomass processing

Nicole (Niki) Labbe
Professor
Bioenergy

Nourredine (Nour) Abdoulmoumine
Assistant Professor
Biomass Conversion

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Erin G. Webb
Professor
Agricultural Engineer

Groups and Facilities


13 mentions

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



8 mentions

Bioprocessing 
Size reduction and separation of biomass for energy production and bio-products.



3 mentions

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



1 mention

Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.


Events

Biomass: From Grow to Go, 10/24/2012

 

Video


3 mentions

Wood for Biomass 
Tennessee's vast forests might someday be used for biomass.



2 mentions

Southern Part. for Integr. Biomass Supply Systems 
The Southern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems



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

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



1 mention

Renewable Carbon Tree Harvest 
Trees that we harvest can become our fuel, energy, and industrial products. Finding the best materials for this purpose is part of the mission for UT's Center for Renewable Carbon.



1 mention

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.


 

Recent Publications

Using a chelating agent to generate low ash bioenergy feedstock Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, K. Kim, S. C. Chmely, and N. Labbe.  2017.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 96:12-18.

Geospatial Economics of the Woody Biomass Supply in Kansas – A Case Study Khaliukova, O., D. Paull, S. Lewis-Gonzales, N. André, L. E. Biles, T. M. Young, and J. H. Purdue.  2017.  BioResources, 12(1):960-980.

Efficiency of spaced-plant selection in improving sward biomass and ethanol yield in switchgrass.  Sykes, V. R., F. L. Allen, A. C. DeSantis, A. M. Saxton, H. Bhandari, D. R. West, E. W. Hughes, and M. E. Bobbitt.  2017.  Crop Science, 57 (1): In press.

A Principal Component Analysis in Switchgrass Chemical Composition Aboytes, M., K. Castillo, T. E. Yu, C. Boyer, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, L. M. Kline, and N. Labbe.  2016.  Energies, 9, 913.

Hybridization of downregulated-COMT transgenic switchgrass lines with field selected switchgrass for improved biomass traits Baxter, H., L. W. Alexander, M. Mazarei, E. Haynes, G. B. Turner, R. W. Sykes, S. R. Decker, M. F. Davis, R. A. Dixon, Z. Y. Wang, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2016.  Euphytica.

Optimized transgene overexpression of miR156 leads to significatn gains of field-grown biomass and biofuel in switchgrass.  Baxter, H., M. Mazarei, A. Dumitrache, J. Natzke, M. Rodriguez, Jr., J. Gou, C. Fu, R. W. Sykes, G. B. Turner, S. R. Decker, M. F. Davis, S. Brown, B. H. Davison, Z. Y. Zhang, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2016.  Plant Biotechnology Journal.

Urea in Lake Erie: Organic nutrient sources as potentially important drivers of phytoplankton biomass.  Belisle, G. S., M. M. Steffen, H. L. Pound, J. M. DeBruyn, S. B. Watson, R. A. Boubonniere, G. L. Boyer, and S. W. Wilhelm.  2016.  Journal of Great Lakes Research 42: 599-607.

Kansas ‘Woody’ Biomass Site Assessment Tool (KS BioSAT) Biles L. E., T. M. Young, D. Paull, S. Lewis-Gonzales, N. André, O. Khaliukova, J. H. Purdue, P. Miles, R. McCullough, and J. W. Bentley.  2016.  Final Report.

Impact of an Innovated Storage Technology on the Quality of Preprocessed Switchgrass Bales Boyer, C., T. E. Yu, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, N. Labbe, and L. M. Kline.  2016.  AIMS Bioengineering, 3(2): 125-138.

Economic Analysis of Alternative Logistics Systems for Tennessee-Produced Switchgrass to Penetrate Energy Markets Chugh, S., T. E. Yu, S. W. Jackson, J. A. Larson, B. C. English, and S. Cho.  2016.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 85:25-34.

Role of Fusarium and Alternaria in seedling disease and biomass yield of the biofuel crop Panicum virgatum.  Collins, S.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Genetic Variation and Estimation of Ethanol Yield of Alamo Half-Sib Families.  Dalid, C., S. Nayak, F. L. Allen, V. R. Pantalone, A. M. Saxton, F. Chen, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting ( 6-9, Nov, 2016), Phoenix, AZ.