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Cellulosic Ethanol Biomass Pre-Treatment Projects

  • James Gossett, Cornell University, Influence of Alternative Pretreatment Strategies on Cellulosic Ethanol Production using Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation at High Solids Concentrations.
  • Nancy Kravit, University of Maine, Improving Woody Biomass Separation by Enzymatic Means.
  • Stephen Kresovich, Cornell University, Exploiting Diversity in Cellulosic Sorghums for Northern Latitudes.
  • Wei Liao, Michigan State University, Developing a Biological Process to Treat Feedstock for Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefining.
  • Gary Bergstrom, Cornell University, A Biofuel Screening Program for Grass Feedstocks: Diversity, Physiological Traits and Compositional Characteristics for Optimal Yield.
  • Dan Luo, Cornell University, High-throughput Engineering of Cellulase Consortia Using a Gel that Can Produce Proteins without Any Living Cells.
  • Stephane Corgie, Cornell University, Tapping Into Lignin Potential For High-End Co-Products Using Bionanocatalysts with Enhanced Depolymerizing Activities BIOMASS TO FUELS CONVERSION PROJECTS
  • Zhongtang Yu, The Ohio State University, Development of a Temperature-phased Anaerobic Digestion Process for Enhanced Conversion of Solids in Livestock Manure and Food Wastes to Methane.
  • Thaddeus Ezeji, The Ohio State University, Development of a Biocatalyst for Biobutanol Production and Recovery Gas Stripping.
  • Thaddeus Ezeji, The Ohio State University, Metabolic Engineering to Enhance Butanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass through use of an Endogenous Ribozyme and Artificial non-coding RNAs in Clostridium Beijerinckii
  • James Holden, Enhanced Microbial Cellulose Degradation and H2 Production above 80oC.
  • James Holden, Enhanced feedstock-to-H2 conversion using hyperthermophiles
  • Christopher Saffron, Michigan State University, Assessing the bioenergy production capability of native grasses using wet chemical techniques and bench-scale biochemical and thermochemical conversion approaches.
  • David Hodge, Michigan State University, Fractionation of Alkaline Pulping Liquors for Fuel and Chemical Production.
  • Gary Bergstrom, Cornell University, Genome-enabled selection and high throughput screening of microbial accessory enzymes for enhanced conversion of lignocellulosic biomass.
  • Lars Angenent, Cornell University, Producing Butanol from Syngas with hollow fiber reactors.
  • Peter van Walsum, University of Maine, Conversion of North Eastern macro-algae to liquid biofuels and bioproducts.
  • Lawrence Smart, Cornell University, Influence of varietal differences in shrub willow crop biomass composition and biochemical conversion yield.
  • Paul Dauenhauer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, of a Catalytic-Cone Reactor for Direct Conversion of Woody Biomass to Transportation Fuels
  • Stephanie Lansing, University of Maryland, Creating renewable energy through sustainable nutrient management practices – digestion of manure and clover crops to reduce fossil fuel use in the Northeast.
  • Marshall Hayes, Cornell University, Experimental Evolution and Metabolic Engineering of Fusarium graminearum PH-1 and Colletotrichum navitas Cn09 for the Enhanced Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass.