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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS FROM FORAGES AND BIOMASS ENERGY CROPS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

On-farm Preservation and Pretreatment of Perennial Grasses for Fuel Ethanol Production - (Abstract Only)
(21-May-10)
Pilot-scale On-farm Pretreatment of Perennial Grasses with Dilute Acid and Alkali for Fuel Ethanol Production     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Muck, R.E., Dien, B.S. 2010. Pilot-scale On-farm Pretreatment of Perennial Grasses with Dilute Acid and Alkali for Fuel Ethanol Production. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(3):1007-1014.
Harvesting and Storing of Two Perennial Grasses as Biomass Feedstocks     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, K.J., Boettcher, G.C., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J., Casler, M.D. 2010. Harvesting and Storing of Two Perennial Grasses as Biomass Feedstocks. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(2):359-370.
Full-scale on-farm pretreatment of perennial grasses with dilute acid for fuel ethanol production     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Muck, R.E., Dien, B.S. 2010. Full-scale on-farm pretreatment of perennial grasses with dilute acid for fuel ethanol production. BioEnergy Research. 3:335-341.
Optimizing On-farm Pretreatment of Perennial Grasses for Fuel Ethanol Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Casler, M.D., Dien, B.S., Hatfield, R.D., Jung, H.G., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2010. Optimizing On-farm Pretreatment of Perennial Grasses for Fuel Ethanol Production. Bioresource Technology. 101:5305-5314.
Comparative Study of SPORL and Dilute Acid Pretreatments of Spruce for Cellulosic Ethanol Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shuai, L., Yang, Q., Zhu, J.Y., Lu, F.C., Weimer, P.J., Ralph, J., Pan, X.J. 2010. Comparative Study of SPORL and Dilute Acid Pretreatments of Spruce for Cellulosic Ethanol Production. Bioresource Technology. 101:3106-3114.
Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in the Fungus Gardens of Leaf-Cutter Ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinto-Tomas, A.A., Anderson, M.A., Suen, G., Stevenson, D.M., Chu, F.S., Cleland, W.W., Weimer, P.J., Currie, C.R. 2009. Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in the Fungus Gardens of Leaf-Cutter Ants. Science. 326:1120-1123.
Lessons From the Cow: What the Ruminant Animal Can Teach Us About Consolidated Bioprocessing of Cellulosic Biomass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weimer, P.J., Russell, J.B., Muck, R.E. 2009. Lessons From the Cow: What the Ruminant Animal Can Teach Us About Consolidated Bioprocessing of Cellulosic Biomass. Bioresource Technology. 100:5323-5331.
Forage Quality and Composition Measurements as Predictors of Ethanol Yield from Maize (Zea mays L.) Stover     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lorenz, A.A., Anex, R.P., Isci, A., Coors, J.G., deLeon, N., Weimer, P.J., Wolfrum, E.J. 2009. Forage Quality and Composition Measurements as Predictors of Ethanol Yield from Maize (Zea mays L.) Stover. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 2:5.
Grasses and Legumes for Bio-Based Products - (Book / Chapter)
Weimer, P.J., Morris, J.B. 2009. Grasses and Legumes for Bio-Based Products. In: Wedin, W.F., Fales, S.L. editors. Grassland: Quietness and Strength for a New American Agriculture. Madison, WI: American Society for Agronomy/Crop Science Society of America/Soil Science Society of America. p. 221-233.
Characterization, Genetic Variation, and Combining Ability of Maize Traits Beneficial to the Production of Cellulosic Ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lorenz, A.J., Coors, J.G., De Leon, N., Wolfrum, E.J., Hames, B.R., Sluiter, A.D., Weimer, P.J. 2009. Characterization, Genetic Variation, and Combining Ability of Maize Traits Beneficial to the Production of Cellulosic Ethanol. Crop Science. 49:85-98.
Single-pass harvest of corn grain and stover: performance of three harvester configurations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, K.J., Boettcher, G.C., Hoffman, D.S., Munk, J.T., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2009. Single-Pass Harvest of Corn Grain and Stover: Performance of Three Harvester Configurations. Transactions of the ASABE. 52(1):51-60.
Alfalfa: Biofuel and Feed - (Proceedings)
Martin, N.P., Jung, H.G. 2008. Alfalfa: biofuel and feed. In: Proceedings of 2008 Idaho Alfalfa and Forage Conference, February 26-27, 2008, Burley, Idaho. p. 4-7.
Economics and Energy of Ethanol Production from Alfalfa, Corn, and Switchgrass in the Upper Midwest, Usa     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vadas, P.A., Barnett, K.H., Undersander, D.J. 2008. Economics and energy of ethanol production from alfalfa, corn, and switchgrass in the Upper Midwest, USA. Bioenergy Research. 1:44-55.
Economics and Energy of Ethanol Production from Alfalfa, Corn, and Switchgrass in the Upper Midwest - (Popular Publication)
Vadas, P.A., Barnett, K.H., Undersander, D.J. 2007. Economics and energy of ethanol production from alfalfa, corn, and switchgrass in the Upper Midwest. Forage Focus. December 2007:p. 4-5.
Will Biofuels Leave Dairying in the Dust? - (Popular Publication)
Martin, N.P. 2007. Will biofuels leave dairying in the dust? Hoard's Dairyman. 152(19):4-5.
Bio-based adhesives from residues of consolidated bioprocessing of cellulosic substrates - (Abstract Only)
Weimer, P.J., Frihart, C.R., Lorenz, L.F., Kenealy, W.R. 2007. Bio-based adhesives from residues of consolidated bioprocessing of cellulosic substrates [abstract]. Abstracts of 29th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Society for Industrial Microbiology, April 29-May 2, 2007, Denver, Colorado. p. 72.
On-Farm Pretreatment Technologies for Improving Enzymatic Digestibility of Cellulose and Hemicellulose Present in Perennial Grass and Corn Stover - (Abstract Only)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Dien, B.S., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2007. On-farm pretreatment technologies for improving enzymatic digestibility of cellulose and hemicellulose present in perennial grass and corn stover [abstract]. Abstracts of the 29th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, April 29-May 2, 2007, Denver, Colorado. p. 147.
On-Farm Pretreatment Technologies for Improving Enzymatic Digestibility of Cellulose and Hemicellulose Present in Perennial Grass - (Proceedings)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Dien, B.S., Hatfield, R.D., Li, X., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2007. On-farm pretreatment technologies for improving enzymatic digestibility of cellulose and hemicellulose present in perennial grass. In: Proceedings of 2007 Annual Meeting of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, June 17, 2007, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paper No. 071021.
Single-Pass, Split-Stream Harvest of Corn Grain and Stover - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, K.J., Adsit, G.S., Binversie, B.N., Digman, M.F., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2007. Single-pass, split-stream harvest of corn grain and stover. Transactions of the ASABE. 50:353-363.
Ethanol and Co-Products from Cellulosic Biomass - (Trade Journal)
Weimer, P.J. 2006. Ethanol and co-products from cellulosic biomass. International Sugar Journal. 108:30-32.
Studies of the Extracellular Glycocalyx of the Anaerobic Ruminal Bacterium Ruminococcus Albus 7. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weimer, P.J., Price, N.P., Kroukamp, O., Joubert, L.M., Wolfaardt, G.M., Van Zyl, W.H. 2006. Studies of the extracellular glycocalyx of the anaerobic ruminal bacterium Ruminococcus albus 7. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 72(12):7559-7566.
Single-Pass, Split-Stream of Corn Grain and Stover: Characteristic Performance of Three Harvester Configurations. - (Proceedings)
Shinners, K.J., Boettcher, G.C., Munk, J.C., Digman, M.F., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2006. Single-pass, split-stream of corn grain and stover: characteristic performance of three harvester configurations. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International. Paper No. 061015. p. 1-19.
Effect of Inoculants on the Ensiling of Corn Stover - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E., Shinners, K.J. 2006. Effect of inoculants on the ensiling of corn stover. Proceedings of ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 061013.
Drying, Harvesting and Storage Characteristics of Perennial Grasses As Biomass Feedstocks - (Proceedings)
Shinners, K.J., Boettcher, G.C., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J., Casler, M.D. 2006. Drying, harvesting and storage characteristics of perennial grasses as biomass feedstocks. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International. Paper No. 061012. p. 1-19.
Fermentability of Eastern Gamagrass, Big Bluestem and Sand Bluestem Grown Across a Wide Variety of Environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weimer, P.J., Springer, T.L. 2007. Fermentability of eastern gamagrass, big bluestem and sand bluestem grown across a wide variety of environments. Bioresource Technology. 98:1615-1621.
Expression of Seventeen Genes in Clostridium Thermocellum Atcc 27405 During Fermentation of Cellulose Or Cellobiose in Continuous Culture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stevenson, D., Weimer, P.J. 2005. Expression of seventeen genes in clostridium thermocellum ATCC 27405 during fermentation of cellulose or cellobiose in continuous culture. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 71(8):4672-4678.
In Vitro Gas Production As a Surrogate Measurement of the Fermentability of Cellulosic Biomass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weimer, P.J., Dien, B.S., Springer, T.L., Vogel, K.P. 2005. In vitro gas production as a surrogate measurement of the fermentability of cellulosic biomass. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology. 67:52-58.
Separation of Protein Fractions in Alfalfa Juice: Effects of Some Pretreatment Methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lamsal, B.P., Koegel, R.G., Boettcher, M.E. 2003. Separation of protein fractions in alfalfa juice: effects of some pretreatment methods. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 46:715-720.
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