Feedstock Research


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Personnel

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

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 
Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.


 

News

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

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

 

Recent Publications

Vapor-phase Stabilization of Biomass Pyrolysis Vapors Using Mixed-metal Oxide Catalysts Edmunds, C. W., C. Mukarakate, M. Xu, Y. N. Regmi, C. Hamilton, J. A. Schaidle, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2018.  ChemRxiv, Preprint available at DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.7447877. [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.

Control of carbon composite nano- and meso- structure through feedstock and processing conditions.  Garcia-Negron, V., D. Kizzire, D. Keffer, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  Frontiers in Biorefining, St. Simons Island, GA, November 5 – 8, 2018.

Implications of feedstock and processing conditions on lignin-based carbons.  Garcia-Negron, V., D. Kizzire, O. Rios, D. Keffer, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  4th International Congress on Planted Forests, Beijing, China, October 23 – 27, 2018.

Structural evaluation during conversion stages of lignin feedstocks to carbonaceous products.  Garcia-Negron, V., D. Kizzire, O. Rios, D. Keffer, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.

Polymer Morphology of Lignin in Carbon Fiber Precursors from Hardwood and Herbaceous Feedstocks.  Garcia-Negron, V., O. Hosseinaei, V. Pingali, D. Keffer, S. C. Chmely, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.

Biobased Surfactants: A Useful Biorefinery Product That Can Be Prepared Using Green Manufacturing Hayes, D. G.  2018.  American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 6-9 May 2018. [Abstract]

Biobased Surfactants: Overview and Industrial State-of-the-Art.  Hayes, D. G., and G. A. Smith.  2018.  Biobased Surfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (2nd Ed), Edited by D. G. Hayes, D. K. Y. Solaiman, and R. D. Ashby, Elsevier Press. [Abstract]

Genetic variation in biomass yield and feedstock composition and trait relationships in lowland switchgrass.  Hughes, E.W., F. L. Allen, H. Bhandari, A. M. Saxton, D. R. West, and V. R. Sykes.  2018.  Archives of Crop Science, 2 (1): 47-57.

Tailoring Nanostructure in Lignin-Based Carbon Composites Through Processing and Feedstock Selection.  Keffer, D. J., V. Garcia-Negron, D. Kizzire, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  2nd International Workshop on Sustainability Innovation in Transportation Infrastructure, Knoxville, TN, March, 2018.

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, 218: 266-281. [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, Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December,. [Abstract]