If we've left out important UTIA personnel or resources, please send us a link.


Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Groups and Facilities

(3 mentions)

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

(2 mentions)

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

(1 mention)

SunGrant Initiative 
Renewable energy, revitalizing rural areas, and biobased industries.

(1 mention)

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

(1 mention)

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



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

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


Recent Publications

Effect of Land Use Change for Bioenergy Production on Feedstock Cost and Water Quality.  Zhong, J., T. E. Yu, C. D. Clark, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, and C. L. Cheng.  2018.  Applied Energy, 210: 580-590.

Increasing the revenue from lignocellulosic biomass: Maximizing feedstock utilization Alonso, D. M., S. Hakim, S. Zhou, W. Won, O. Hosseinaei, J. Tao, V. Garcia-Negron, A. H. Motagamwala, M. A. Mellmer, K. Huang, C. J. Houtman, N. Labbe, D. P. Harper, C. Maravelias, T. Runge, and J. A. Domestic.  2017.  Science Advances, 3, 5, e1603301, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603301.

Switchgrass Cultivar, Yield, and Nutrient Removal Responses to Harvest Timing Ashworth, A. J., F. L. Allen, J. L. Bacon, C. E. Sams, W. E. Hart, J. F. Grant, P. A. Moore, and D. H. Pote.  2017.  Agronomy Journal, Vol 109(6):1-8. [Abstract]

Forest Resources for Bioenergy.  Avila, G.S  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Rapid detection of ash and inorganic in bioenergy feedstocks using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy coupled with partial least-squares regression.  Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, K. Kim, N. O. Andre, and N. Labbe.  2017.  Energy & Fuels, 31, 6080-6088.

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. [Abstract]

Thermochemical conversion of blended herbaceous and woody biomass feedstocks.  Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, K. Kim, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2017.  2017 AIChE Annual Meeting, October 29 - November 3, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.

Biomass formulation to control feedstock properties for thermochemical conversion.  Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, k. Kim, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2017.  39th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, May 1-3, 2017.

Economic Impacts of Producing Renewable Aviation Fuel from Cover Crops: A Case Study Using Pennycress as the Feedstock English, B. C., E. L. Markel, R. J. Menard, and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2017.  Expert Opinion of Environmental Biology, 6:4 DOI: 10.4172/2325-9655-C1-017.

Fatty Acids-Based Surfactants and their Uses Hayes, D. G.  2017.  Fatty Acids: Chemistry, Synthesis, and Applications, edited by Moghis Ahmad, Amsterdam, Elsevier, pp. 355-384. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

Switchgrass Supply Chain Economic Analysis Larson, J. A., B. C. English, T. E. Yu, and C. Boyer.  2017.  Presentation at The Great Experiment: A Decade of Biofuels Science, Knoxville, TN, March 13-14, 2017. [Abstract]