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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.
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.
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.
Catalysis for conversion of biorefinery lignin to high value chemicals – structural and computational analysis for improved catalyst design.
Bozell, J. J., T. Elder, B. Bionic, D. Cedeno, S. Chatterjee, K. Cheng, and C. Njiojob. 2015.
18th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry, BOKU, Vienna, Austria.
Approaches to selective catalytic conversion of lignin: a grand challenge for biorefinery development.
Bozell, J. J. 2014.
Topics in Current Chemistry, 353: 229-256.
Integrating separation and conversion – conversion of biorefinery process streams to biobased chemicals and fuels.
Bozell, J. J., A. Astner, D. Baker, B. Biannic, D. Cedeno, T. Elder, O. Hosseinaei, L. Delbeck, J. W. Kim, C. J. O'Lenick, and T. M. Young. 2014.
Biomass and Bioenergy, 7(3):856-866.
Economic Impact of a Renewable Fuels Biorefinery Expansion: A Case Study in Mississippi.
English, B. C., L. He, T. E. Yu, R. J. Menard, and B. S. Wilson. 2014.
Paper presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting: Bridging Data and Decisions in Integrating High Resolutio, San Francisco, November. (Abstract).
Cost to Produce and Deliver Cellulosic Feedstock to a Biorefinery: Switchgrass and Forage Sorghum.
Griffith, A. P., F. M. Epplin, and M. Haque. 2014.
Applied Energy, 127:44-54.
Assessing Multimetric Aspects of Sustainability: Application to a Bioenergy Crop Production System in East TN.
Parish, E. S., V. H. Dale, B. C. English, S. W. Jackson, and D. D. Tyler. 2014.
Poster presented and abstracts published for, Integrated Biomass Supply System Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. October 8-9, 2014.
Preparation of oligo(Ricinoleic Acid Derivatives via Lipase-Catalyzed Esterification as Lubricant Additives and Star Polymers for Drug Delivery.
Hayes, D. G., V. K. Mannam, R. Ye, H. Zhao, S. Ortega, and M. C. Montiel. 2013.
104th American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, May 2013 (poster presentation).
Selected Costs and Benefits of Protecting Vital Wildlife Habitats While Producing Biofuel.
Totty, Ben 2013.