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Personnel

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

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Professor
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

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

Nicole (Niki) Labbe
Professor
Bioenergy

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Stephen C Chmely
Research Assistant Professor
Biomass conversion technologies

Erin G. Webb
Joint Professor
Agricultural Engineer

Nourredine (Nour) Abdoulmoumine
Assistant Professor
Biomass Conversion

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.


 

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

Increasing the revenue from lignocellulosic biomass: Maximizing feedstock utilization Alonso, D. M., S. Hakim, S. Zhou, W. Won, O. Hosseinaei, J. Tao, V. Garcia-Negron, A. H. Motagamwala, M. A. Mellmer, K. Huang, C. J. Houtman, N. Labbe, D. P. Harper, C. Maravelias, T. Runge, and J. A. Domestic.  2017.  Science Advances.

Management of native-warm-season grasses for beef cattle and biomass production in the Mid-South USA Backus, W. M., J. C. Waller, G. E. Bates, C. A. Harper, A. M. Saxton, D. McIntosh, J. Birkhead, and P. D. Keyser.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, 95:3142-3153.

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.

Geospatial Economics of the Woody Biomass Supply in Kansas – A Case Study Khaliukova, O., D. Paull, S. Lewis-Gonzales, N. André, L. E. Biles, T. M. Young, and J. H. Purdue.  2017.  BioResources, 12(1):960-980.

Biomass treatment strategies for thermochemical conversion Liu, Q., S. C. Chmely, and N. Abdoulmoumine.  2017.  Energy and Fuels, 31(4):3525-3536.

Scalable and Tunable Carbide-Phosphide Composite Catalyst System for the Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Regmi, Y. N., B. R. Rogers, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2017.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Catalytic transfer hydrogenolysis of organosolv lignin using B-containing FeNi alloyed catalysts Regmi, Y. N., J. K. Mann, J. R. McBride, J. Tao, C. E. Barnes, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2017.  Catalysis Today, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.05.051.

Efficiency of spaced-plant selection in improving sward biomass and ethanol yield in switchgrass.  Sykes, V. R., F. L. Allen, A. C. DeSantis, A. M. Saxton, H. Bhandari, D. R. West, E. W. Hughes, and M. E. Bobbitt.  2017.  Crop Science, 57 (1): In press.

Assembly of lignocellulosic biomass components and properties of reformed materials Wang, J., R. Boy, N. A. Nguyen, J. Keum, D. Cullen, J. Chen, M. Soliman, K. C. Littrell, D. P. Harper, L. Tetard, T. G. Rials, A. K. Naskar, and N. Labbe.  2017.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Arbuscular mycorrhiza formation and its function under elevated atmospheric O3: A meta-analysis.  Wang, Shuguang, R. M. Augé, and H. D. Toler.  2017.  Environmental Pollution, 226: 104-117.

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.

Expanding the harvest window for switchgrass based on phosphorus and potassium remobilization Bacon, J. L., A. J. Ashworth, F. L. Allen, C. E. Sams, D. D. Tyler, W. E. Hart, and J. F. Grant.  2016.  Crop Science, 56:1-8.