Biomass Research


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Personnel

Nourredine (Nour) Abdoulmoumine
Assistant Professor
Biomass Conversion

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

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

Christopher M. (Chris) Helton
Research Coordinator II
Biomass processing

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

Nicole (Niki) Labbé
Professor
Bioenergy

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

Erin G. Webb
Joint Professor
Agricultural Engineer

Alvin R. (Al) Womac
Professor
Equipment performance & environmental impact

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Professor
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Groups and Facilities


(13 mentions)

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



(8 mentions)

Bioprocessing 
Size reduction and separation of biomass for energy production and bio-products.



(3 mentions)

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



(1 mention)

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


 

News

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

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

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

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

Power Plant, 2/25/2016

Faculty 360 | Nour Abdoulmoumine, 9/17/2015

Video


(3 mentions)

Wood for Biomass 
Tennessee's vast forests might someday be used for biomass.



(2 mentions)

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)

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



(1 mention)

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.



(1 mention)

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.


 

Recent Publications

High performance cyanate esters and poly(benzoxazine) from fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass.  Barde, M., C. W. Edmunds, N. Labbe, and M. Auad.  2018.  255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.

Utilization of aqueous phase of biomass pyrolysis for synthesis of novel olefins and polyolefins.  Barde, M., K. Avery, C. W. Edmunds, N. Labbe, and A. Auad.  2018.  255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, New Orleans, LA Date: MAR 18-22, 2018, Vol.255.

Evaluating on-demand irrigation systems for container-grown woody plants grown in biochar-amended pine bark.  Basiri Jahomi, N., A. Fulcher, F. R. Walker, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  HortScience, 53(12):1-6. [Abstract]

Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and irrigation scheduling through developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiological-based and a substrate physical properties-based system.  Basiri Jahromi, F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Comparison of On-demand and Conventional Irrigation Regimes for 'Silver Dollar' Hydrangea Grown Outdoors in Biochar Amended Pine-bark.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  Southern Nursery Assocaition Re. Conf. Vol 62.. [Abstract]

Growth Response, Mineral Nutrition, and Water Utilization of Containergrown-Woody Ornamentals Grown in Biochar-amended Pine Bark Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Atland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  HortScience, 53(3):347–353. 2018. [Abstract]

Optimization of component yields and thermal properties by organosolv fractionation of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) using response surface design Bozell, J. J., A. Astner, T. M. Young, and T. G. Rials.  2018.  Bioenergy Research, 11(3):1-13. [Abstract]

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

Genetic variation and expected per cycle biomass yield gain in lowland switchgrass Dalid, C., A. M. Saxton, F. L. Allen, V. R. Pantalone, S. Nayak, and H. Bhandari.  2018.  Crop Science, 58:1255-1264, Crop Science Society of America. [Abstract]

Vapor-phase Stabilization of Biomass Pyrolysis Vapors Using Mixed-metal Oxide Catalysts Edmunds, C. W., C. Mukarakate, M. Xu, Y. N. Regmi, C. Hamilton, J. A. Schaidle, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2018.  ChemRxiv, Preprint available at DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.7447877. [Abstract]

Blended feedstocks for thermochemical conversion: biomass characterization and bio-oil production from switchgrass-pine residue blends Edmunds, C. W., E. A. Reyes Molina, N. O. André, C. Hamilton, S. Park, O. Fasina, S. Adhikari, S. Kelley, J. S. Tumuluru, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2018.  Frontiers in Energy Research, 6, 99.

The Impact of Blue and Red LED Lighting on Biomass Accumulation, Flavor Volatile Production, and Nutrient Uptake in Hydroponically Grown Genovese Basil.  Hammock, H. A.  2018.  M.S. Thesis University of Tennessee.