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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


Recent Publications

Field grown transgenic switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) with altered lignin does not affect soil chemistry, microbiology and carbon storage potential DeBruyn, J. M., D. A. Bevard, M. E. Essington, J. Y. McKnight, S. M. Schaeffer, H. Baxter, M. Mazarei, D. G. J. Mann, R. A. Dixon, F. Chen, C. Zhou, Z. Y. Wang, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2017.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy GCB Bioenergy 9: 11001109.

Catalytic transfer hydrogenolysis of organosolv lignin using B-containing FeNi alloyed catalysts Regmi, Y. N., J. K. Mann, J. R. McBride, J. Tao, C. E. Barnes, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2017.  Catalysis Today, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.05.051.

Lignin maximization: analyzing the impact of different feedstocks and feedstock ratios using organosolv fractionation.  Banholzer M.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Inhibitory effect of technical lignin on seed germination.  Batson, E., E. Camfield, C. Fang, A. Gale, D. Kim, A. Quigley, K. D. Gwinn, N. Labbe, B. H. Ownley, and S. C. Chmely.  2016.  Proceedings; IBSS annual meeting, Oak Ridge TN.

Impact of an Innovated Storage Technology on the Quality of Preprocessed Switchgrass Bales Boyer, C., T. E. Yu, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, N. Labbe, and L. M. Kline.  2016.  AIMS Bioengineering, 3(2): 125-138.

Depolymerization and valorization of technical lignin using Ni and Fe boride catalysts.  Chmely, S. C., Y. N. Regmi, and P. N. Ciesielski.  2016.  252nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition.

3D Stereolithography Printed Lignin-coated Cellulose Nanocrystal/Photopolymer Nanocomposites: Mechanical and Thermal Properties.  Feng, X, S. Wang, and Y. Xie.  2016.  4th International Conference Process Technologies for the Forest & Biobased Products Industries PTF, BPI 2016. October 25-26, St. Simons, Georgia.

Sustainable Energy Systems: High Performance Lithium Ion Battery Components from Renewable Resources.  Garcia-Negron, V., O. Rios, D. Keffer, and D. P. Harper.  2016.  Proceedings, 2nd Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium, Knoxville, TN, April 15, 2016. Poster.

Processing-Structure-Property Relationships for Lignin-based Carbonaceous Materials used in Energy Storage Applications Garcia-Negron, V.i, N. Phillip, D. Wood, C. Daniel, J. Li, D. J. Keffer, O. Rios, and D. P. Harper.  2016.  Energy Technology.

Use of lignin based carbons for energy storage applications.  Harper, D. P., V. Garcia-Negron, O. Rios, and D. Keffer.  2016.  Frontiers in Biorefining, November 8 11, 2016, St. Simons Island, GA.

Kraft Lignin: Fractionation and Conversion to Melt Spun and Electrospun Carbon Fibers.  Hosseinaei, O., D. P. Harper, J. J. Bozell, and T. G. Rials.  2016.  2016 AIChE Annual Meeting. November 13-18, 2016. San Francisco, CA..

Role of physicochemical structure of organosolv hardwood and herbaceous lignins on carbon fiber performance Houseinaei, O., D. P. Harper, J. J. Bozell, and T. G. Rials.  2016.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 4, 5785-5798.