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Personnel

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Professor
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Groups and Facilities


3 mentions

Bioprocessing 
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 
Research includes forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.


   

Recent Publications

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.

Geospatial Economics of the Woody Biomass Supply in Kansas A Case Study Khaliukova, O., D. Paull, S. Lewis-Gonzales, N. Andr, L. E. Biles, T. M. Young, and J. H. Purdue.  2017.  BioResources, 12(1):960-980.

Displacing inorganic nitrogen in lignocellulosic feedstock production systems Ashworth, A. J., P. D. Keyser, F. L. Allen, D. D. Tyler, A. M. Taylor, and C. P. West.  2016.  Agronomy Journal, 108:109116 (2016).

Lignin maximization: analyzing the impact of different feedstocks and feedstock ratios using organosolv fractionation.  Banholzer M.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

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.

Multi-scale assessment of wildlife sustainability in switchgrass biofuel feedstock production.  C. Lituma, P. D. Keyser, C. Kwit, J. D. Clark, and E. Holcomb.  2016.  International Association for Landscape Ecology Bioenergy Conference, Asheville, NC, April 3-7, 2016 (10 present) INTERNATIONAL.

Economic Analysis of Alternative Logistics Systems for Tennessee-Produced Switchgrass to Penetrate Energy Markets Chugh, S., T. E. Yu, S. W. Jackson, J. A. Larson, B. C. English, and S. Cho.  2016.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 85:25-34.

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.

Diversity among lowland switchgrass (panicum virgatum l.) Based on microsatellite markers (SSR).  Dalid, C., S. Nayak, K. Chekovskiy, M. Saha, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, National Association of Plant Breeders, Annual Meeting (14-18, Nov, 2016) Raleigh, NC.

Assessing multimetric aspects of sustainability: Application to a bioenergy crop production system in East Tennessee.  E.S. Parish, V. Dale, B. C. English, s. Jackson, and D. D. Tyler.  2016.  Ecoshere, 7(2):e01206. 10.1002/ecs2.1206.

Blending of biomass to produce a high-quality feedstock for thermochemical conversion.  Edmuds, C.W., K. Kim, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2016.  IBSS Meeting, Knoxville, TN, July 27-28, 2016.

Sustainable Energy Systems: High Performance Lithium Ion Battery Components from Renewable Resources.  Garcia-Negron, V., O. Rios, D. Keffer, and D. P. Harper.  2016.  Proceedings, 2nd Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium, Knoxville, TN, April 15, 2016. Poster.