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) Labbé
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

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

Pleiotropic and Epistatic Network-Based Discovery: Integrated Networks for Target Gene Discovery D. Weighill, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  Frontiers in Energy Research. [Abstract]

Diel rewiring and positive selection of ancient plant proteins enabled evolution of CAM photosynthesis in Agave H. Yin, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  BMC genomics. [Abstract]

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, 218: 266-281. [Abstract]

U.S. Alternative Jet Fuel Deployment Scenario Analyses Identifying Key Drivers and Geospatial Patterns for the First Billion Gallons Lewis, K.C., E. K. News, S. Peterson, M. N. Pearlson, E. A. Lawless, K. Brandt, D. Camenzind, M. P. Wolcott, B. C. English, G. S. Latta, A. Malwitz, J. I. Hileman, N. L. Brown, and Z. Haq.  2018.  BioFPR, Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December,. [Abstract]

Biochemical and transcriptomic characterization of glycoside hydrolases in Thermobia domestica and Ctenolepisma longicaudata.  Mallipeddi, R.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Policy Uncertainty and the Optimal Investment Decisions of Second- Generation Biofuel Producers.  Markel, E.L., C. Sims, and B. C. English.  2018.  Energy Economics, Volume 76, October, pp 89-100. [Abstract]

Gains in biomass and biofuel from engineered switchgrass and poplar with downregulated Galacturonosyltransferase (GAUT)4 Natzke, K. Winkeler, et al., C. N. Stewart, Jr., and D. Mohnen.  2018.  Nature Biotechnology, 36: 249-257.

Stochastic Optimization of Cellulosic Biofuel Supply Chain under Feedstock Yield Uncertainty.  Sharma, B. P., T. E. Yu, B. C. English, C. Boyer, and J. A. Larson.  2018.  10th International Conference on Applied Energy, Hong Kong. August 22-25.

Dual utilization of medicinal and aromatic crops for plant chemicals and biofuels Zheljazkov, V. D., C. N. Stewart, Jr., B. Joyce, H. Baxter, C. L. Cantrell, T. Astatkie, E. Jeliazkova, and C. R. Poovaiah.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66: 8744-8752.

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.