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The Biobased Products and Energy Center focuses research on feedstock development for producing biobased products and energy, energy-efficient and cost-effective harvesting, handling, storage and transportation systems and determining the sustainability of establishing biorefineries.

 

Design and Development of Scientist working in the lab. Biomolecules, Biomaterials, and Biobased Products 

Supporting sustainability requires enhancing existing processes while exploring and developing new conversion technologies and product innovations. Aside from process development, biofuels and carbon-free fuels are part of this research area. 

 

 

Clint Aichele

Hasan Atiyeh

Christian Bach

Mari Chinn

Danielle Bellmer

Nurhan Dunford

Babu Fathepure

Jimmie Weaver

 

 

Carbon Sequestration and Capture Technologies

Enhancing the value of available carbon will involve advancements in measurement, Red and white tower with smoke coming out of the topaccounting, and use in existing and newly developing technologies/systems. Applications exist across multiple industries. In addition to energy usage, economic and social factors will also play a role in how this area evolves. 

 

 

Clint Aichele

Hasan Atiyeh

Feng Feng

Michael Long

Tyson OchsnerKristin Olofosson

Jimmie Weaver

Jason Warren

 

Sustainable Crop Production Systems

Two yellow flowers in a field under a bright sky.

Crops provide a renewable source of useful carbon for biobased energy and products. As feedstocks for non-food purposed, it is important to identify cropping systems that not only increase productivity but also conserve and improve soil health and minimize impacts on water resources. Defining management practices and near-term markets play a significant role in this research area. 

 

 

Feng FengDayton Lambert

Lixia Lambert

Gopal Kakani

Tyson Ochsner

Jason Warren

 

 

 

Economic and Systems Analyses

Economic cycle diagram. Implementation of new methodologies, technologies, and systems have direct techno-economic and social impacts affecting supply chains, natural resources, and the public. Quantity and quality of data collection and management are critical to this research area and can support machine learning, big data, and artificial intelligence opportunities. 

 

Hasan Atiyeh

Charles Chen

Scott Frazier

Dayton Lambert

Lixia Lambert

Michael Long

Kristin Olofsson

 

Rural Invigoration

Hay barrels stacked on top of eachother on farm. Rural communities are central to the production and supply of biobased energy and products considering the source of biomass feedstocks. These communities should also benefit from technologies and processes developed. This area is focused on developing value-added systems that stimulate economic growth. 

 

Michael Long

Tyson Ochsner

Kristin Olofsson

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