Biomass Research


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Personnel

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

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Professor
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Joseph John (Joe) Bozell
Professor
Conversion of renewable materials

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) 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

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

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 Didnít 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

Relationship between lignocellulosic biomass dissolution and physicochemical properties of ionic liquids composed of 3-methylimidazolium cations and carboxylate anions Moyer, P., M. D. Smith, N. Abdoulmoumine, S. C. Chmely, J. C. Smith, L. Petridis, and N. Labbe.  2018.  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

Biomass Gasification Producer Gas Cleanup.  Adhikari, S., N. Abdoulmoumine, H. Nam, and O. Oyedeji.  2017.  Bioenergy Systems for the Future: Prospects for Biofuels and Biohydrogen, Editors: Basile, Angelo; Dalena, Francesco and Rossi, Claudio Publisher: Elsevier Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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, 3, 5, e1603301, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603301.

Switchgrass Cultivar, Yield, and Nutrient Removal Responses to Harvest Timing Ashworth, A. J., F. L. Allen, J. L. Bacon, C. E. Sams, W. E. Hart, J. F. Grant, P. A. Moore, and D. H. Pote.  2017.  Agronomy Journal, Vol 109(6):1-8. [Abstract]

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

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.

Biomass yield heterosis in lowland switchgrass.  Bhandari, H., S. Nayak, C. O. Dalid, and V. R. Sykes.  2017.  Crop Science, 57 (4): 2015-2023.

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.

A Predictive Model for Brook Trout Restoration in the Cherokee National Forest.  Caylor G. Romines  2017.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

Thermochemical conversion of blended herbaceous and woody biomass feedstocks.  Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, K. Kim, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2017.  2017 AIChE Annual Meeting, October 29 - November 3, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.

Biomass formulation to control feedstock properties for thermochemical conversion.  Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, k. Kim, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2017.  39th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, May 1-3, 2017.