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Personnel

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Professor
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Professor
Native grasslands management

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

Nourredine (Nour) Abdoulmoumine
Assistant Professor
Biomass Conversion

Groups and Facilities


2 mentions

Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Research includes 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

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 its 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

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

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.

Optimized transgene overexpression of miR156 leads to significatn gains of field-grown biomass and biofuel in switchgrass.  Baxter, H., M. Mazarei, A. Dumitrache, J. Natzke, M. Rodriguez, Jr., J. Gou, C. Fu, R. W. Sykes, G. B. Turner, S. R. Decker, M. F. Davis, S. Brown, B. H. Davison, Z. Y. Zhang, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2016.  Plant Biotechnology Journal.

Role of Fusarium and Alternaria in seedling disease and biomass yield of the biofuel crop Panicum virgatum.  Collins, S.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Genetic Variation and Estimation of Ethanol Yield of Alamo Half-Sib Families.  Dalid, C., S. Nayak, F. L. Allen, V. R. Pantalone, A. M. Saxton, F. Chen, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting ( 6-9, Nov, 2016), Phoenix, AZ.

Diversity among lowland switchgrass (panicum virgatum l.) Based on microsatellite markers (SSR).  Dalid, C., S. Nayak, K. Chekovskiy, M. Saha, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, National Association of Plant Breeders, Annual Meeting (14-18, Nov, 2016) Raleigh, NC.

Analysis of the Impacts of a Hypothetical Scoring System for Biofuel Pathways.  English, B. C., R. J. Menard, T. E. Yu, and K. L. Jensen.  2016.  UT Ag and Res Econ. Departmental Research Series, 16-001, December.

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.

Simulated Impact of the Renewable Fuels Standard on U.S. Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment and Conversion Hellwinckel, C. M., C. Clark, M. H. Langholtz, and L. M. Eaton.  2016.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy.

Paying for what you get: Accounting for the non-renewable energy component in biofuels.  Krc, J., A. M. Taylor, and D. G. Hodges.  2016.  Forest Products Journal, 66(7/8):384390.

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.

Ex-Ante Economics Impacts of a Short Rotation Woody Crop-Pyrolysis Biofuel Industry on the Southeastern US Economy.  Lambert, D. M., B. C. English, R. J. Menard, B. S. Wilson, K. L. Jensen, and T. E. Yu.  2016.  Book Chapter, In Auburn Speaks: On Biofuel, S Taylor, editor. Auburn University Press, Auburn, AL.