Fuel Research

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Nourredine (Nour) Abdoulmoumine
Assistant Professor
Biomass Conversion

Joseph John (Joe) Bozell
Conversion of renewable materials

Stephen C. Chmely
Research Assistant Professor
Biomass conversion technologies

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

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

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Native grasslands management

Nicole (Niki) Labbé

Timothy G. (Tim) Rials
Associate Dean and Associate Director
Renewable carbon

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Jie (Joe) Zhuang
Fate and transport of envir. contaminant


Cows, Fire, Biofuel and Wildlife, 3/11/2015



Commendations Corner - October 2019, 11/23/2019

UTIA AgResearch Continues To Advance Biofuels, Bioenergy and Biobased Products, 5/22/2018

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

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

Faculty 360 | Avat Shekoofa, 4/10/2017

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

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Power Plant, 2/25/2016

Corn Irrigation in West Tennessee, 9/28/2015

Faculty 360 | Nour Abdoulmoumine, 9/17/2015


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Center for Renewable Carbon 
AgResearchers at UT are developing ways of converting renewable carbon sources from plants into fuels and other products

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Biofuel Refinery Groundbreaking 
Many believe America must find new ways to create energy and fuel. UT recently started construction on a biorefinery to research the manufacture of biofuels from agricultural products.


Recent Publications

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]

Using Standardized Fuel Loading and Infrared Technology to Create Distinguishable Fire Intensity Treatments.  Yost, E.C., T. Gifford, M. R. Schubert, and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2020.  Proceedings, 20th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference, Shreveport, LA, March 12-14, 2019. eGen Tech. Rep. SRS-XXX Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. xxx-xxx.

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.

Field performance of high oleic soybeans with mutant FAD2-1A and FAD2-1B genes in Tennessee Darr, L., M. Cunicelli, H. Bhandari, K. Bilyeu, F. Chen, T. Hewezi, Z. Li, C. E. Sams, and V. R. Pantalone.  2019.  J. of the American Oil Chemists' Society. [Abstract]

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]

Condensed Phase Catalysis Technology for Fuels and Carbon Products.  Harper, D. P., D. Alonso, J. Dumesic, and C. Maravelias.  2019.  U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) 2019 Project Peer Review, Denver, CO, March 4 - 8, 2019.

Biobased Surfactants: An Overview Hayes, D. G.  2019.  American Oil Chemists' Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, 5-8 May 2019. [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]

Dataset of forest landowner survey to assess interest in supplying woody biomass in two southeastern United States fuelsheds Hodges, D. G., B. Chapagain, P. Watcharaanantapong, N. C. Poudyal, K. Kline, and V. Dale.  2019.  Data in Brief, 27: 104674.

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 471–485. [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]