Feedstock Research

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Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Groups and Facilities

(3 mentions)

Size reduction and separation of biomass for energy production and bio-products.

(2 mentions)

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

(1 mention)

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

(1 mention)

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

(1 mention)

Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.



A Decade in Review: The Great Experiment, 5/13/2017

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


Recent Publications

Soil Organic Carbon Changes for Switchgrass Farms in East Tennessee, USA D. K. Toliver, B. C. English, D. D. Tyler, J. Lee, R. J. Menard, and J. C. Walton.  2018.  Soil Systems, 2018, 2(2),. [Abstract]

Blended feedstocks for thermochemical conversion: biomass characterization and bio-oil production from switchgrass-pine residue blends Edmunds, C. W., E. A. Reyes Molina, N. O. André, C. Hamilton, S. Park, O. Fasina, S. Adhikari, S. Kelley, J. S. Tumuluru, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2018.  Frontiers in Energy Research, 6, 99.

Determining a Geographic High Resolution Supply Chain Network for a Large Scale Biofuel Industry Lambert, L. H., B. C. English, D. M. Lambert, O. Shylo, J. A. Larson, T. E. Yu, and B. S. Wilson.  2018.  Applied Energy, 21866-281. [Abstract]

U.S. Alternative Jet Fuel Deployment Scenario Analyses Identifying Key Drivers and Geospatial Patterns for the First Billion Gallons.  Lewis, K.C., E. K. News, S. Peterson, M. N. Pearlson, E. A. Lawless, K. Brandt, D. Camenzind, M. P. Wolcott, B. C. English, G. S. Latta, A. Malwitz, J. I. Hileman, N. L. Brown, and Z. Haq.  2018.  BioFPR. [Abstract]

Potential for Pennycress to Support a Renewable Jet Fuel Industry.  Markel, E.L., B. C. English, C. M. Hellwinckel, and R. J. Menard.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. [Abstract]

Effect of Land Use Change for Bioenergy Production on Feedstock Cost and Water Quality Zhong, J., T. E. Yu, C. D. Clark, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, and C. L. Cheng.  2018.  Applied Energy, 210: 580-590.

Increasing the revenue from lignocellulosic biomass: Maximizing feedstock utilization Alonso, D. M., S. Hakim, S. Zhou, W. Won, O. Hosseinaei, J. Tao, V. Garcia-Negron, A. H. Motagamwala, M. A. Mellmer, K. Huang, C. J. Houtman, N. Labbe, D. P. Harper, C. Maravelias, T. Runge, and J. A. Domestic.  2017.  Science Advances, 3, 5, e1603301, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603301.

Switchgrass Cultivar, Yield, and Nutrient Removal Responses to Harvest Timing Ashworth, A. J., F. L. Allen, J. L. Bacon, C. E. Sams, W. E. Hart, J. F. Grant, P. A. Moore, and D. H. Pote.  2017.  Agronomy Journal, Vol 109(6):1-8. [Abstract]

Forest Resources for Bioenergy.  Avila, G.S  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Rapid detection of ash and inorganic in bioenergy feedstocks using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy coupled with partial least-squares regression.  Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, K. Kim, N. O. Andre, and N. Labbe.  2017.  Energy & Fuels, 31, 6080-6088.

Using a chelating agent to generate low ash bioenergy feedstock Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, K. Kim, S. C. Chmely, and N. Labbe.  2017.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 96:12-18. [Abstract]

Thermochemical conversion of blended herbaceous and woody biomass feedstocks.  Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, K. Kim, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2017.  2017 AIChE Annual Meeting, October 29 - November 3, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.