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UT Beef and Forage Center 
Facilitating research and communication to advance the Tennessee Beef and Forage industry.


Recent Publications

Impact of an Innovated Storage Technology on the Quality of Preprocessed Switchgrass Bales Boyer, C., T. E. Yu, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, N. Labbe, and L. M. Kline.  2016.  AIMS Bioengineering, 3(2): 125-138.

3D Stereolithography Printed Lignin-coated Cellulose Nanocrystal/Photopolymer Nanocomposites: Mechanical and Thermal Properties.  Feng, X, S. Wang, and Y. Xie.  2016.  4th International Conference Process Technologies for the Forest & Biobased Products Industries PTF, BPI 2016. October 25-26, St. Simons, Georgia.

Effect of immersion process on the properties and structure of cellulose nanofibril/silica composite aerogels.  Fu, J., C. He, and S. Wang.  2016.  Spectroscopy and Special Analysis, (in print).

Cellulose nanofibrils reinforced silica aerogels: Optimization of preparation process evaluated by response surface methodology Fu, J., C. He, J. Huang, Z. Chen, and S. Wang.  2016.  RSC Advances, 6, 100326 - 100333.

Cellulose Nanocrystals: A Candidate Layered Host for Fabricating Intercalated Nanocomposites.  Guo, J., W. Du, S. Wang, Y. Yin, and Y. Cao.  2016.  Carbohydrate Polymers, 157, 79-85.

Effects of ultrasonic treatment during acid hydrolysis on the yield, particle size and structure of cellulose nanocrystals.  Guo, J., X. Guo, S. Wang, and Y. Yin.  2016.  Carbohydrate Polymers, 135: 248-255.

Preparation of Superhydrophobic Coating with Excellent Abrasion Resistance and Durability Using Renewable Nanofibrillated Cellulose Huang, J., S. Lv, F. Fu, H. Chang, and S. Wang.  2016.  RSC Advances, 6, 106194 - 106200.

Preparation of cellulose nnao fibril superhydrophobic coating with excellent durability.  Huang, J., S. Lv, S. Wang, F. Fu, and H. Chang.  2016.  IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016 (IUFRO-AO 2016), Oct. 24-27. Beijing, China. P. 382 (Poster).

Progress on surface wettability control technology of cellulose-based materials.  Huang, J., S. Lv, S. Wang, F. Fu, and L. Hu.  2016.  China Wood Industry, 30(3): 29-37.

Screening of Mixed-Metal Oxide Species for Catalytic Ex Situ Vapor-Phase Deoxygenation of Cellulose by py-GC/MS Coupled with Multivariate Analysis Kim, P., T. G. Rials, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2016.  Energy and Fuels, 30(4):31673174.

Investigating the impact of biomass quality on near-infrared models for switchgrass feedstocks Kline, L. M., N. Labbe, C. Boyer, T. E. Yu, B. C. English, and J. A. Larson.  2016.  AIMS Bioengineering, 3(1): 1-22.

Extraction of Cellulose Nanocrystals with a High Yield of 88% by Simultaneous Mechanochemical Activation and Phosphotungstic Acid Hydrolysis Lu, Q., Z. Cai, F. Lin, L. Tang, S. Wang, and B. Huang.  2016.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 4(4): 2165-2172.