Cellulosic Research

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David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

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



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

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016


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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.


Recent Publications

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.

Recycling hot-water extractions of lignocellulosic biomass in bio-refinery for synthesis of carbon nanoparticles with amplified luminescence and its application in temperature sensing Zhang, L., S. Lyu, Q. Zhang, S. C. Chmely, L. Wu, C. Melcher, K. Rajan, D. P. Harper, S. Wang, and Z. Chen.  2020.  Industrial Crops and Products.

Fast pyrolysis bio-oil from lignocellulosic biomass for the development of bio-based cyanate esters and cross-linked networks Barde, M., C. W. Edmunds, N. Labbé, and M. L. Auad.  2019.  High Performance Polymers, 1-13.

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]

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]

Multiple levers for overcoming the recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass Holwerda, EK, R. Worthen, N. Kothari, R. Lasky, B. Davison, N. Wang, R. Dixon, A. Biswal, D. Mohnen, R. Nelson, H. Baxter, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2019.  Biotechnology for Biofuels, 12: 15.

Continuous and homogeneous lignocellulosic fibers from biomass-ionic liquid solutions.  Labbé, N., N. A. Nguyen, K. Kim, D. J. Carrier, L. Tetard, and A. K. Naskar.  2019.  Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, April 28-May 1, 2019, Seattle, WA.

Ionic liquids in lignocellulosic biomass processing and material fabrication.  Labbé, N., N. Ngyen, K. Kim, K. Rajan, D. J. Carrier, L. Tetard, and A. K. Naskar.  2019.  International Conference on Ionic Liquids-based Materials, November 4-8, 2019, Paris, France.

Accurately estimating and improving costs for the cellulosic biomass supply chain with Statistical Process Control and the Taguchi Loss Function Metzner C., M. Platzer, T. M. Young, B. Bichescu, et al.  2019.  BioResources, BioResources. 14(2): 2961-2976. [Abstract]

Ionic liquids assisted fabrication of lignocellulosic films for enhanced strength and hydrophobicity.  Rajan, K., K. Kim, T. Elder, L. Tetard, A. K. Naskar, and N. Labbé.  2019.  International Conference on Ionic Liquids-based Materials, November 4-8, 2019, Paris, France.

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]

High performance cyanate esters and poly(benzoxazine) from fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass.  Barde, M., C. W. Edmunds, N. Labbe, and M. Auad.  2018.  255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.