Diesel Research

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High Input Costs 
Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm expenses are at record highs for Tennessee row-crop producers.


Recent Publications

Profitability of Irrigating for Corn, Cotton, and Soybean under Projected Drought Scenarios.  Pasaribu, Katryn, L. H. Lambert, D. M. Lambert, B. C. English, C. D. Clark, C. M. Hellwinckel, C. Boyer, and S. A. Smith.  2020.  Irrigation Science. [Abstract]

Techno-economic Impact of Diesel Fuel, Labor, and Interest Rates on Switchgrass Bulk- and Bale-Logistics Expenses.  Womac, A. R., and M. D. Groothuis.  2019.  Transaction of the ASABE, (manuscript MS-13670-2019 submitted Sept. 4, 2019, addressed review comments Nov 11, 2019).

Co-production of acrylic acid in a typical biodiesel plant: a techno-economic assessment.  Ye, X.  2019.  110th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, May 5-8, 2019, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Enzymatic Synthesis of Polymers: A Review Hayes, D. G.  2018.  American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 6-9 May 2018. [Abstract]

Innovations in biodiesel production value chain toward circular economy.  Ye, X.  2018.  109th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, May 6-9, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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. [Abstract]

Risk Premiums and Forward Basis: Evidence from the Soybean Oil Market Lewis, K. E., I. Altman, M. R. Manfredo, and D. R. Sanders.  2015.  Agribusiness: an International Journal, 31(3): 388-398. [Abstract]

Real-Time Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Analysis of Lipase-Catalyzed Biodiesel Production in Microemulsion Systems Hayes, D. G., V. S. Urban, and S. V. Pingali.  2013.  104th American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, May 2013. [Abstract]

Evaluation of Agronomic and Seed Characteristics in Elevated Oleic Acid Soybean Lines in the South-Eastern US Fallen, B. D., Rainey, K., C. E. Sams, D. A. Kopsell, and V. R. Pantalone.  2012.  Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 89:1333-1343. [Abstract]

Investigating the novel sesquiterpene biosynthesis pathway in Copaifera officinalis, ‘the diesel tree’, through next-generation de novo transcriptome sequencing and functional genomics.  Joyce, B. L., S. Liu, H. Al-Ahmad, P. Ranjan, X. Chen, X. Sun, J. C. John, G. K-S. Wong, F. Chen, J. S. Yuan, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2012.  Plant and Animal Genome XX, San Diego, CA. P0822.

Effect of Soybean Oil Fatty Acid Composition and Selenium Application on Biodiesel Properties Fallen, B.D., V. R. Pantalone, C. E. Sams, D. A. Kopsell, Vaughn, S.F., and Moser, B.R..  2011.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. Volume 88, Number 7, 1019-1028, DOI: 10.1007/s11746-010-1746-z. [Abstract]

Novel Plant-derived Biodiesel Chemicals: Using a Rapid Screening Process and Transcriptomics to Identify Biochemical Pathways of Interest.  Stewart, Jr., C. N., B. Joyce, M. Bunce, V. Jeliazkov, and S. Lewis, B. Bunting.  2011.  VIPCA International conference Plant Gene Discoveries Technologies, Vienna, Austria.