Poplar Research

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Groups and Facilities

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Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.



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

UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Toward Biobased Economy, 3/3/2016

Five Things You Didnít Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016


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Renewable Carbon Tree Harvest 
Trees that we harvest can become our fuel, energy, and industrial products. Finding the best materials for this purpose is part of the mission for UT's Center for Renewable Carbon.


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.

Comparisons of Herbicides and Application Procedures to Promote Size of Advanced Oak and Yellow-Poplar Reproduction After Harvest.  Peairs, S. E., and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2017.  Proceedings, 19th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, March 14-16, 2017. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-xxx. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station., p. xxx-xxx.

The Curious Silvical Characteristics of Yellow-Poplar; Fusarium Canker of Yellow-Poplar; Why Not Accept Yellow-Poplar on Favorable Sites (3 articles).  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2016.  FWF Extension Update.

Investigating the quality of hybrid poplar as a biochemical feedstock for bioenergy production.  Kim, K., C. Hamilton, J. McCord, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2016.  IBSS Meeting, Knoxville, TN, July 27-28, 2016.

Regional Economic Impacts of Biochemical and Pyrolysis Biofuel Production in the Southeastern US: A Systems Modeling Approach Lambert, D. M., B. C. English, R. J. Menard, and B. S. Wilson.  2016.  Agricultural Sciences, Volume 7, pp 407-419. [Abstract]

Evaluation of Total Mercury and Methylmercury Concentrations of Terrestrial Invertebrates Along Lower East Fork Poplar Creek in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Standish, C. L.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

A study of poplar organosolv lignin after melt rheology treatment as carbon fiber precursors.  Sun, Q., R. Khunsupat, K. Akato, J. Tao, N. Labbe, N. Gallego, J. J. Bozell, T. G. Rials, G. Tuskan, T. Tschaplinski, A. K. Naskar, Y. Pu, and A. Ragauskas.  2016.  Green Chemistry, 18, 5015-5024.

Taguchi robust product design for lignin yield maximization in organosolv fractionation of mixed biorefinery feedstocks Astner, A.F., T. M. Young, and J. J. Bozell.  2015.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 73(2):209-216. [Abstract]

Substantial genome synteny preservation among woody angiosperm species: comparative genomics of Chinese chestnut (Castanea mollissima) and plant reference genomes Staton, M. E., T. Zhebentyayeva, B. Olukolu, G. Fang, D. Nelson, J. Carlson, and A. Abbott.  2015.  BMC Genomics. [Abstract]

Value added lignin based carbon fiber from organosolv fractionation of poplar and switchgrass.  Attwenger, A.  2014.  M. S. Thesis.

Integrating separation and conversion Ė conversion of biorefinery process streams to biobased chemicals and fuels.  Bozell, J. J., A. Astner, D. Baker, B. Biannic, D. Cedeno, T. Elder, O. Hosseinaei, L. Delbeck, J. W. Kim, C. J. O'Lenick, and T. M. Young.  2014.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 7(3):856-866. [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]