Petroleum Research

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Groups and Facilities

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

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Center for Renewable Carbon 
Positioning Tennessee as a leader in reducing our dependence on petroleum.

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



Patent Issued to UT Researchers for Development of Sustainable Food Packaging Alternative from Soy Oil, 9/9/2019

Faculty 360 | Nour Abdoulmoumine, 9/17/2015


Recent Publications

Biobased Surfactants: A Useful Biorefinery Product That Can Be Prepared Using Green Manufacturing Hayes, D. G.  2018.  American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 6-9 May 2018. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

Polymeric Products Derived from Industrial Oilseed for Paints, Coatings, and Other Applications.  Hayes, D. G., and M. J. Dumont.  2016.  Industrial Oilseed Crops, T. A. McKeon, D.G. Hayes, D. F. Hildebrand, R. J. Weselake, eds., Amsterdam, Elsevier, pp. 43-73 (Ch. 3). [Abstract]

Industrial Oil Crops McKeon, T., D. G. Hayes, D. Hildebrand, and R. Weselake.  2016.  Industrial Oil Crops, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 2016, ISBN 9781893997981. [Abstract]

Ex-situ vapor-phase upgrading of pyrolysis vapors using layered double hydroxide catalysts Greer, C. E., S. Acado, P. Kim, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2014.  Abstract from scientific meeting. [Abstract]

Self-emulsification of alkaline-dissolved clove bud oil by whey protein, gum arabic, lecithin, and their combinations Luo, Y., Y. Zhang, K. Pang, F. Critzer, P. M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong.  2014.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62:4417-4424. [Abstract]

Identifying and managing petroleum leaks on turfs.  Samples, T. J., J. C. Sorochan, A. Thoms, and W. E. Hart.  2013.  Sports Turf Magazine.

A comparative review of petroleum-based and bio-based acrolein production Liu, L., X. Ye, and J. J. Bozell.  2012.  ChemSusChem, Review article shown on cover page of ChemSusChem 5(7) 1162-1180.

A Comparative Review of Petroleum-Based and Bio-Based Acrolein Production and An Integrated Method for Acrolein Production from Crude Glycerol Ye, X.  2012.  Renewable Energy Global Innovations, Featured by invitation as Key Scientific Articles, May 14, 2012.

Bioprocessing Methods to Prepare Biobased Surfactants for Pharmaceutical Products.  Hayes, D. G.  2011.  American Pharmaceutical Review 14 (3) 8-16. [Abstract]

Expert Webinar - Biosurfactants: Cost Effective, Healthier and Sustainable Surfactants Hayes, D. G., P. Somasundaran, and E. Acosta.  2011.  Knovel Webinar, 10/25/11, 151 attendees, 257 registrants. [Abstract]

US-China collaborative biofuel research: towards a global solution for petroleum replacement.  Stewart, Jr., C. N., J.S. Yuan, S. Li, and Y. Qu.  2011.  Biofuels 2:487-489.