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Personnel

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Professor
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Professor
Native grasslands management

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

Nourredine (Nour) Abdoulmoumine
Assistant Professor
Biomass Conversion

Events

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

 

News

Genera Energy, UTIA Complete $5M Biofuels Grant, 11/27/2013

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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

Gains in biomass and biofuel from engineered switchgrass and poplar with downregulated Galacturonosyltransferase (GAUT)4.  Biswal, A.K., M. A. Atmodjo, M. Li, H. Baxter, C. G. Yoo, Y. Pu, Y. C. Lee, M. Mazarei, I. M. Black, J. Y. Zhang, H. Ramanna, A. L. Bray, Z. R. King, P. R. LaFayette, S. Pattathil, B. S. Donohoe, S. S. Mohanty, D. Ryno, K. Yee, O. A. Thompson, M. Rodriguez, Jr., A. Dumitrache, J. Natzke, K. Winkeler, C. Collins, X. Yang, L. Tan, R. W. Sykes, A. Ziebell, G. B. Turner, S. R. Decker, M. G. Hahn, B. H. Davison, M. F. Davis, R. S. Nelson, W. A. Parrott, C. N. Stewart, Jr., and D. Mohnen.  2017.  Nature Biotechnology.

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. [More]

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. [More]

Hazardous pollutants emissions and environmental impacts from fuelwood burned and synthetic fertilizers applied by tobacco growers in Pakistan.  Hussain, M, R. N. Malik, A. M. Taylor, and M. Puettmann.  2017.  Environmental Technology & Innovation.

Biofuels and Wildlife: What Have We Learned So Far?.  Keyser, P. D., C. Lituma, J. E. Clark, E. Holcomb, and C. Kwit.  2017.  Switchgrass - The Great Experiment, March 13, 2017, Knoxville, TN.

Biomass treatment strategies for thermochemical conversion Liu, Q., S. C. Chmely, and N. Abdoulmoumine.  2017.  Energy and Fuels, 31(4):3525-3536. [More]

Plant-derived terpenes: A feedstock for specialty biofuels Mewalal, R., D. K. Rai, D. Kainer, F. Chen, C. Külheim, G. F. Peter, and G. A. Tuskan.  2017.  Trends in Biotechnology, 35(3):227-239. [More]

Field performance of high oleic soybeans with mutant FAD2-1A and FAD2-1B genes in Tennessee.  Pantalone, V. R., L. Darr, H. Bhandari, F. Chen, and T. Hewezi.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. [More]

A Book review of The Economics of Biofuel Policies: Impacts on Price Volatility in Grain and Oilseed Markets Rahman, U., E. M. Markel, and B. C. English.  2017.  Austrailian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc., Volume 61, Issue 2,.

A Principal Component Analysis in Switchgrass Chemical Composition Aboytes, M., K. Castillo, T. E. Yu, C. Boyer, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, L. M. Kline, and N. Labbe.  2016.  Energies, 9, 913. [More]

Optimized transgene overexpression of miR156 leads to significatn gains of field-grown biomass and biofuel in switchgrass.  Baxter, H., M. Mazarei, A. Dumitrache, J. Natzke, M. Rodriguez, Jr., J. Gou, C. Fu, R. W. Sykes, G. B. Turner, S. R. Decker, M. F. Davis, S. Brown, B. H. Davison, Z. Y. Zhang, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2016.  Plant Biotechnology Journal.