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Nicole (Niki) Labbe

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Mark Downing

Nourredine (Nour) Abdoulmoumine
Assistant Professor
Biomass Conversion

Groups and Facilities

7 mentions

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

3 mentions

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

2 mentions

Bio-Based Energy Analysis 
A potential win for energy, agriculture, and the environment.


Sustainability of Bioenergy, 2/13/2013



UT Center Continues Quest for Low-Cost, High-Quality Bioenergy, 7/1/2016

Bioenergy Research Marches Toward Energy Independence, 8/29/2014

Bioenergy Research on the Move!, 9/18/2013


1 mention

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

1 mention

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

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.

Effect of Land Use Change for Bioenergy Production on Feedstock Cost and Water Quality.  Zhong, J., T. E. Yu, C. D. Clark, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, and C. L. Cheng.  2017.  Applied Energy.

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.

Combustion in Bioenergy: Principles and Applications.  Adhikari, S., A. Kulkarni, and N. Abdoulmoumine.  2016.  Bioenergy: Principles and Applications, Editors: Yebo Li and Samir Khanal Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Location: Hoboken, NJ.

Gasification in Bioenergy: Principles and Applications.  Adhikari, S., N. Abdoulmoumine, and A. Kulkarni.  2016.  Bioenergy: Principles and Applications, Editors: Yebo Li and Samir Khanal Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Location: Hoboken, NJ.

Economic Analysis of Alternative Logistics Systems for Tennessee-Produced Switchgrass to Penetrate Energy Markets Chugh, S., T. E. Yu, S. W. Jackson, J. A. Larson, B. C. English, and S. Cho.  2016.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 85:25-34.

Extractive components from bioenergy crops against select foodborne bacterial pathogens.  Kalisch, S., D. H. D'Souza, S. C. Chmely, K. D. Gwinn, B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, and N. Labbe.  2016.  Proceedings; IBSS annual meeting, Oak Ridge, TN.

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.

Optimization of Large Scale Tennessee Bioenergy Production from Field to Blending Facility.  Lambert, L, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, T. E. Yu, B. Wilson, and O. Shylo.  2016.  Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) annual meeting, Nashville, TN. November 13-16.

Forage harvest timing impact on biomass quality from native warm-season grass mixtures McIntosh, D., G. E. Bates, P. D. Keyser, F. L. Allen, C. A. Harper, J. C. Waller, W. M. Backus, J. L. Birckhead, and J. E. Beeler.  2016.  Agronomy Journal, 108:17.

Assessing multimetric aspects of sustainability: Application to a bioenergy crop production system in East Tennessee.  Parish, E. S., V. Dale, B. C. English, S. W. Jackson, and D. D. Tyler.  2016.  Ecoshere, 7(2):e01206. 10.1002/ecs2.1206.

Dedicated Energy Crops Supply Chains and Associated Feedstock Transportation Emissions: A Case Study of Tennessee.  Yu, T. E., B. C. English, J. Fu, J. Calcagno, and B. S. Wilson.  2016.  Journal of Transportation Research Forum, Spring, volume 55 No. 1, pages 51-66.