Feedstock Research

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Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

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 
Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.



Commendations Corner - October 2019, 11/23/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

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

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


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]

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]

Elucidating Nano and Meso-Structures of Lignin Carbon Composites: A Comprehensive Study of Feedstock and Temperature Dependence.  Gacia-Negron, V., D. G. Kizzire, O. Rios, D. J. Keffer, and D. P. Harper.  2019.  Carbon.

Structural Characterization of Carbonized Lignin Feedstocks via Transmission Electron Microscopy.  Gacia-Negron, V., G. Duscher, D. J. Keffer, O. Rios, and D. P. Harper.  2019.  ACS (American Chemistry Society) National Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31 April 4.

Biobased Surfactants: Overview and Recent Trends.  Hayes, D. G.  2019.  American Oil Chemists' Society China Section Conference, Guangzhou, China, 9-10 November, 2019. [Abstract]

Biobased Surfactants: Overview and Resent Trends.  Hayes, D. G.  2019.  2nd International Forum on the Science and Technology Development of Grains, Oils and Foodstuffs, Zhengzhou, China, 16 November 2019. [Abstract]

Biobased Surfactants: An Expanding Product Sector Ripe for Opportunities for Oil Palm Hayes, D. G.  2019.  International Palm Oil Congress (PIPOC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19-21 November 2019 (an extended abstract was prepared). [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]

Biobased Surfactants: Overview and Industrial State-of-the-Art.  Hayes, D. G., and G. A. Smith.  2019.  Biobased Surfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (2nd Ed), Edited by D. G. Hayes, D. K. Y. Solaiman, and R. D. Ashby, Elsevier Press, pp. 3-38. [Abstract]

Supply Chain and Logistic Optimization of Industrial Spent Microbial Biomass (SMB) Distribution as a Soil Amendment for Field Crop Production Lambert, L. H., O. Shvlo, B. C. English, N. S. Eash, J. A. Zahn, and D. M. Lambert.  2019.  Resources, Conservation, & Recycling, Volume 146, July 2019, Pages 218-231. [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 471485. [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]