Biofuel Research


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Personnel

Nourredine (Nour) Abdoulmoumine
Assistant Professor
Biomass Conversion

Joseph John (Joe) Bozell
Professor
Conversion of renewable materials

Stephen C. Chmely
Research Assistant Professor
Biomass conversion technologies

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Professor
Native grasslands management

Nicole (Niki) Labbe
Professor
Bioenergy

Timothy G. (Tim) Rials
Associate Dean and Associate Director
Renewable carbon

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Professor
Value-added bioprocess engineering

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

Groups and Facilities


(2 mentions)

Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.



(1 mention)

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



(1 mention)

UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research


Events

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

 

News

UTIA AgResearch Continues To Advance Biofuels, Bioenergy and Biobased Products, 5/22/2018

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

A Decade in Review: The Great Experiment, 5/13/2017

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

Power Plant, 2/25/2016

Corn Irrigation in West Tennessee, 9/28/2015

Faculty 360 | Nour Abdoulmoumine, 9/17/2015

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

Video


(8 mentions)

Biofuel 
A recent report says the U.S. could produce a billion tons of biofuel materials each year, without impacting food supplies. We are working on ways to produce biomass and alternative fuels.



(3 mentions)

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.



(2 mentions)

Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.



(2 mentions)

Biofuel Students 
Someday you could go to college and earn a degree in biofuel production. It's an academic major being developed at the UT Institute of Agriculture.



(1 mention)

Southern Part. for Integr. Biomass Supply Systems 
The Southern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems



(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)

TEDxKnoxville: Local Food Systems 
Chad Hellwinckel's work focuses on agricultural land use policies, climate change mitigation, biofuels analysis and defining appropriate long-term agricultural policy in a post peak-oil world.



(1 mention)

Native Grasslands 
Native grasses make up an important contribution to overall forage production and UTIA is working to help this critical part of our state's cattle industry and Ag economy.



(1 mention)

Ag Year Preview 
Spring is almost here, and it’s just about time for Tennessee farmers to plant their 2012 crops. All indications are - things are looking good for producers, following what was a good year in 2011.



(1 mention)

Food vs. Fuel 
UT Ag Researchers are studying what could be a compromise between food and fuel.


 

Recent Publications

Determining a Geographic High Resolution Supply Chain Network for a Large Scale Biofuel Industry Lambert, L. H., B. C. English, D. M. Lambert, O. Shylo, J. A. Larson, T. E. Yu, and B. S. Wilson.  2018.  Applied Energy, 21866-281. [Abstract]

Forest Resources for Bioenergy.  Avila, G.S  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

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.

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.

Switchgrass Supply Chain Economic Analysis Larson, J. A., B. C. English, T. E. Yu, and C. Boyer.  2017.  Presentation at The Great Experiment: A Decade of Biofuels Science, Knoxville, TN, March 13-14, 2017. [Abstract]

Analysis of a Market for Tradable Credits, Policy Uncertainty Effects on Investment Decisions, and the Potential to Supply a Renewable Aviation Fuel Industry with an Experimental Industrial Oilseed.  Markel, E. L.  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [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]

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.  Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc., Volume 61, Issue 2,.

Impact of Subsidies on the Optimization of a Stochastic Biofuel Supply Chain with Different Risk Preferences.  Sharma, B., T. E. Yu, B. C. English, C. Boyer, and J. A. Larson.  2017.  Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Environment Pollution and Prevention, Singapore. December 14-16,.

Stochastic optimization of switchgrass-based biofuel supply chain considering feedstock yield uncertainty and risk preference.  Sharma, B., T. E. Yu, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, and C. Boyer.  2017.  2017 AAEA annual meeting, Chicago, IL. July 30-August 1, 2017.

Impact of fungicides on rust, biomass yield, and ethanol yield in biofuel switchgrass, 2011-2012 Sykes, V. R., F. L. Allen, and R. D. Johnson.  2017.  Plant Disease Management Reports, Volume 11. Report No. 11:OT001.

The TcEG-1 beetle (Tribolium castaneum) cellulase produced in transgenic switchgrass is active at alkaline pH and auto-hydrolyzes biomass for increased cellobiose release Willis, J. D., J. N. Grant, M. Mazarei, L. M. Kline, C. S. Rempe, A. G. Collins, G. B. Turner, S. R. Decker, R. W. Sykes, M. F. Davis, N. Labbe, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2017.  Biotechnology for Biofuels. [Abstract]