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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


(3 mentions)

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

Behavioral responses of Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to volatiles of black walnut and Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of thousand cankers disease Blood, B, W. E. Klingeman, M. Paschen, D. Hadziabdic, J. Couture, and M. Ginzel.  2018.  Environmental Entomology, (x) 1-10. [Abstract]

Switchgrass Supply Chain Economic Analysis Larson, J. A., B. C. English, T. E. Yu, and C. Boyer.  2017.  Presentation at The Great Experiment: A Decade of Biofuels Science, Knoxville, TN, March 13-14, 2017. [Abstract]

Revisionary studies of Nearctic Dixidae: the Dixa rudis and D. fusca species groups.  Moulton, J. K.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. November 5–8, Denver, CO.. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

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, M. E. Bobbitt, and V. G. Benelli.  2017.  Crop Science, 57 (1): 253-263.

Impact of fungicides on rust, biomass yield, and ethanol yield in biofuel switchgrass, 2011-2012 Sykes, V. R., F. L. Allen, and R. D. Johnson.  2017.  Plant Disease Management Reports, Volume 11. Report No. 11:OT001.

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. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

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.