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Groups and Facilities

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



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

UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Toward Biobased Economy, 3/3/2016

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

Faculty 360 | Nour Abdoulmoumine, 9/17/2015


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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.


Recent Publications

The Relationship Between Biobased, Biodegradability and Environmentally-Friendliness (Or the Absence Thereof) Hayes, D. G.  2017.  Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 94(11), 1329-1331 (doi 10.1007/s11746-017-3040-9).

Fatty Acids-Based Surfactants and their Uses Hayes, D. G.  2017.  Fatty Acids: Chemistry, Synthesis, and Applications, edited by Moghis Ahmad, Amsterdam, Elsevier, pp. 355-384. [Abstract]

Analysis of the time course of degradation for fully biobased nonwoven agricultural mulches in compost-enriched soil Dharmalingham, S., D. G. Hayes, L. C. Wadsworth, and R. N. Dunlap.  2016.  Textile Research Journal, 86 (13), 1343-1355. [Abstract]

Enzymatic Synthesis of Sugar and Polyol-fatty Acid Esters: Surfactants, Polymers, and Other Value-added Products Hayes, D. G.  2016.  107th AOCS Annual Meeting and Expo, Salt Lake City, 05 May 2016 (keynote presentation; Phospholipids Division). [Abstract]

New and emerging biobased surfactants: a review Hayes, D. G.  2016.  107th AOCS Annual Meeting and Expo, Salt Lake City, 05 May 2016. [45 attendees]. [Abstract]

Polymeric Products Derived from Industrial Oilseed for Paints, Coatings, and Other Applications.  Hayes, D. G., and M. J. Dumont.  2016.  Industrial Oilseed Crops, T. A. McKeon, D.G. Hayes, D. F. Hildebrand, R. J. Weselake, eds., Amsterdam, Elsevier, pp. 43-73 (Ch. 3). [Abstract]

Suitability of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Organic and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems Miles, Carol, L. DeVetter, S. Ghimire, and D. G. Hayes.  2016.  HortScience, 52(1):1–6. 2017. doi: 10.21273/HORTSCI11249-16. [Abstract]

Solvent-Free Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Technical-Grade Sugar Esters and Evaluation of Their Physicochemical and Bioactive Properties Ye, Ran, D. G. Hayes, R. Burton, A. Liu, F. M. Harte, and Y. Wang.  2016.  Catalysts, 6(6):78. [Abstract]

Eds. of the 4th International Conference on Process Technologies for the Forest and Biobased Products Industries – PTF BPI 2016 Young, T. M., O. Khaliukova, A. Petutschnigg, and M. Barbu.  2016.  Book, ISBN 978-0-9982277-1-9.

Soil degradation of polylactic acid/polyhydroxyalkanoate-based nonwoven mulches Dharmalingam, S., D. G. Hayes, L. C. Wadsworth, R. N. Dunlap, J. M. DeBruyn, J. Lee, and A. L. Wszelaki.  2015.  Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 23(3): 302-315. [Abstract]

Effects of Particle Size of Sucrose Suspensions and Pre-incubation of Enzymes on Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Sucrose Oleic Acid Esters Ye, R, D. G. Hayes, and R. Burton.  2015.  American Oil Chemists’ Society 106th Annual Meeting, Orlando, 3-6 May 2015. [Abstract]

Comparison of Performance for Sugar Esters Prepared by a Green Enzymatic Process and a Commercially Available Product Ye, R, D. G. Hayes, R. Burton, A. Liu, and Y. Wang.  2015.  American Oil Chemists’ Society 106th Annual Meeting, Orlando, 3-6 May 2015. [Abstract]