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Personnel

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

Groups and Facilities


2 mentions

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



1 mention

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



1 mention

SunGrant Initiative 
Renewable energy, revitalizing rural areas, and biobased industries.


 

Video


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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.



2 mentions

Food vs. Fuel 
UT Ag Researchers are studying what could be a compromise between food and fuel.



1 mention

Barley 
Its one of our most lasting symbols of America - wind gently sweeping through a grain field. And soon it could be a common sight in Tennessee.



1 mention

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



1 mention

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.



1 mention

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



1 mention

Cotton Irrigation 
Cotton is hurting because of this summer’s drought. UTIA researchers are studying how cotton reacts to a lack of moisture – and just how much water is enough for a plant to grow.



1 mention

Center for Renewable Carbon 
AgResearchers at UT are developing ways of converting renewable carbon sources from plants into fuels and other products


 

Recent Publications

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.

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.

Projected Changes in Stream System Nitrogen Runoff Associated with a Mature Cellulosic Ethanol Industry in the Southeastern United States Lambert, D. M., C. Cavasos, B. S. Wilson, C. D. Clark, and B. C. English.  2016.  Land Use Policy, 56:291–302.

Genetic Variation for Ethanol Content Among ‘Kanlow' Half-Sib Population.  Nayak, S., C. Dalid, F. L. Allen, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, Crop Science Society of America, Annual Meeting (6-9, Nov, 2016), Phoenix, AZ.

Assessing multimetric aspects of sustainability: Application to a bioenergy crop production system in East Tennessee.  Parish, E. S., V. Dale, B. C. English, S. W. Jackson, and D. D. Tyler.  2016.  Ecoshere, 7(2):e01206. 10.1002/ecs2.1206.

Ethanol-derived pine and switchgrass extractives affect growth of microbial pathogens.  Quigley, A., C. Kang, and B. H. Ownley.  2016.  Proceedings: IBSS annual meeting, Oak Ridge, TN.

Efficiency of early selection in improving biomass and predicted ethanol yield in switchgrass.  Sykes, V. R., F. L. Allen, A. C. DeSantis, A. M. Saxton, H. Bhandari, D. R. West, E. W. Hughes, M. E. Bobbitt, and V. G. Benelli.  2016.  Crop Science, Vol 56 (6): 2940-2951.

Reduction of ethanol yield from switchgrass infected with rust caused by Puccinia emaculata Sykes, V. R., F. L. Allen, J. R. Mielenz, C. N. Stewart, Jr., M. T. Windham, C. Y. Hamilton, M. Rodriguez, and K. L. Yee.  2016.  BioEnergy Research, 9(1):239-247.

Analyzing Economic and Environmental Performance of Switchgrass Biofuel Supply Chains Yu, T. E., B. C. English, L. He, J. A. Larson, j. Calcagno, J. Fu, and B. S. Wilson.  2016.  Bioenergy Research, Volume 9, pp. 566-577.

Concentrated ethanol-derived switchgrass extractives inhibit plant and foodborne pathogens Bruce, A., H. B. Korotkin, B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, L. M. Kline, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2015.  Phytopathology, 105(Suppl. 4):S4.20, Annual Meeting, American Phytopathological Society. Pasadena, Ca. Aug 1-5, 2015.

The association of low-molecular-weight compounds with native casein micelles in bovine milk Cheema, M., M. S. Mohan, S. R. Campagna, J. Jurat-Fuentes, and F. M. Harte.  2015.  Journal of Dairy Science, 98(8): 5155-5163.