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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS OF RENEWABLE FUELS DERIVED FROM GRAINS AND RELATED BIOMASS

Location: Sustainable Biofuels and Co-Products

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Economic analysis of fuel ethanol production from hulled barley by the EDGE (Enhanced Dry Grind Enzymatic) process - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nghiem, N.P., Ramirez, E., Mcaloon, A.J., Yee, W.C., Johnston, Hicks, K.B. 2011. Economic analysis of fuel ethanol production from winter hulled barley by the EDGE (Enhanced Dry Grind Enzymatic) process. Bioresource Technology. 102:6696-6701.
Catalytic pyrolysis-GC/MS of lignin from several sources - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2010. Catalytic pyrolysis-GC/MS of lignin from several sources. Fuel Processing Technology, 91:1446-1458.
Production of ethanol from barley by a conventional process and the EDGE (Enhanced Dry Grind Enzymatic) process - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nghiem, N.P., Hicks, K.B., Johnston, D., Senske, G.E., Kurantz, M.J., Li, M., Shetty, J., Janda-Konieczny, G. 2010. Production of ethanol from barley by a conventional process and the EDGE (Enhanced Dry Grind Enzymatic) process. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 3:8. doi:10.1186/1754-6834-3-8.
Integration of succinic acid and ethanol production within a corn or barley biorefinery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nghiem, N.P., Hicks, K.B., Johnston, D., 2010. Integration of succinic acid and ethanol production with potential application in a corn or barley biorefinery. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology: 162(7):1915.
Fractionation of barley flour using a combination of sieving and air classification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Srinivasan, R., Hicks, K.B., Challa, R.K., Wilson, J., Kurantz, M.J., Moreau, R.A. 2010. Fractionation of barley flour using a combination of sieving and air classification. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 53(2):503-508.
Sustainable production of bioenergy and bio-char from the straw of high biomass soybean lines via fast pyrolysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Goldberg, N.M., Hicks, K.B., Devine, T.E., Lima, I.M., Mcmurtrey Iii, J.E. 2010. Sustainable production of bioenergy and bio-char from the straw of high biomass soybean lines via fast pyrolysis. Journal of Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. 29(2):175-183.
Continuous High-solids corn liquefaction and fermentation with stripping of ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Taylor, F., Marquez, M., Johnston, D., Goldberg, N.M., Hicks, K.B. 2010. Continuous High-solids corn liquefaction and fermentation with stripping of ethanol. Bioresource Technology. 101:4403-4408.
Analysis and comparison of bio-oil produced by fast pyrolysis from three barley biomass/byproduct streams - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Hicks, K.B., Goldberg, N.M., Moreau, R.A. 2010. Analysis and comparison of bio-oil produced by fast pyrolysis from three barley biomass/byproduct streams. Energy and Fuels. 24:699-706.
Lipid analysis via HPLC with a charged aerosol detector - (Review Article)
Moreau, R.A. 2009. Lipid analysis via HPLC with a charged aerosol detector. Lipid Technology. 21:191-193.
Bio-oil and biochar production from corn cobs and stover by fast pyrolysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Goldberg, N.M., Lima, I.M., Laird, D.A., Hicks, K.B. 2010. Bio-oil and biochar production from corn cobs and stover by fast pyrolysis. Biomass and Bioenergy. 34:67-74.
Guayule (Parthenium argentatum)pyrolysis and analysis by PY-GC/MS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., McMahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C., Cornish, K. 2010. Guayule (Parthenium argentatum)pyrolysis and analysis by PY-GC/MS. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 87:14-23.
Pyrolysis and Bio-Oil fact sheet - (Experiment Station)
Sadaka, S., Boateng, A.A. 2009. Pyrolysis and Bio-Oil fact sheet. 2009. Extension Fact Sheets, FSA 1052-PD-6-09N.
Energy-dense liquid fuel intermediates by pyrolysis of guayule (Parthenium argentatum) shrub and bagasse - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Goldberg, N.M., Hicks, K.B., Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C., Cornish, K. 2009. Energy-dense liquid fuel intermediates by pyrolysis of guayule (Parthenium argentatum) shrub and bagasse. Fuel. 88:2207-2215.
Characterization of various fast pyrolysis bio-oils by NMR spectroscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Strahan, G.D., Boateng, A.A. 2009. Characterization of various fast pyrolysis bio-oils by NMR spectroscopy. Energy and Fuels. 23:2707-2718.
Response of the devolatilization process to the lignin concenration in alfalfa stems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A. Response of the devolatilization process to the lignin concenration in alfalfa stems. 2009. Energy and Fuels. 23:2316-2318.
Barley Oil - (Book / Chapter)
Moreau, R.A. 2009. Barley Oil. In: Moreau, R.A., Kamal-Eldin, A., editors. Gourmet and Health-Promoting Specialty Oils. Urbana: AOCS Press. p. 455-478.
Chemical modification of corn fiber with ion-exchanging groups - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simkovic, I., Yadav, M.P., Zalibera, M., Hicks, K.B. 2009. Chemical modification of corn fiber with ion-exchanging groups. Carbohydrate Polymers. 76:250-254.
Understanding the reductions in US corn ethanol production costs: an experience curve approach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hettinga, W.G., Junginger, H.M., Dekker, S.C., Hoogwijk, M., Mcaloon, A.J., Hicks, K.B. 2009. Understanding the reductions in US corn ethanol production costs: an experience curve approach. Energy Policy. 37:190-203.
Liquefaction, Saccharification, and Fermentation of Ammoniated Corn to ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Taylor, F., Kim, T., Abbas, C.A., Hicks, K.B. 2008. Liquefaction, Saccharification, and Fermentation of Ammoniated Corn to ethanol. Biotechnology Progress. 24:1267-1271.
Concentrations of functional lipids in abraded fractions of hulless barley and effect of storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, K., Moreau, R.A. 2008. Concentrations of functional lipids in abraded fractions of hulless barley and effect of storage. Journal of Food Science. 73(7):C569-C576.
Response of thermochemical and biochemical conversion processes to lignin concentration in alfalfa stems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Weimer, P.J., Jung, H.G., Lamb, J.F. 2008. Response of thermochemical and biochemical conversion processes to lignin concentration in alfalfa stems. Energy and Fuels. 22:2810-2815.
Production of bio-oil from alfalfa stems by fluidized-bed fast pyrolysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Goldberg, N.M., Hicks, K.B., Jung, H.G., Lamb, J.F. 2008. Production of bio-oil from alfalfa stems by fluidized-bed fast pyrolysis. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 47:4115-4122.
Economic analysis of distributed processing of biomass to bio-oil for subsequent production of Fischer-Tropsch liquids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wright, M.M., Brown, R.C., Boateng, A.A. 2008. Distributed processing of biomass to bio-oil for subsequent production of Fischer-Tropsch liquids. Biofuels, Bioproducts, & Biorefining (Biofpr). 2:229-238.
Chemical composition of bio-oils produced by fast pyrolysis of two energy crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2008. Chemical composition of bio-oils produced by fast pyrolysis of two energy crops. Energy and Fuels. 22:2104-2109.
Increasing the value of hominy feed as a coproduct by fermentation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharma, V., Moreau, R.A., Singh, V. 2008. Increasing the value of hominy feed as a coproduct by fermentation. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 149:145-153.
Biothanol production from barley hull using SAA (Soaking in aqueous ammonia) pretreatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, T., Taylor, F., Hicks, K.B. 2008. Biothanol production from barley hull using SAA (soaking in aqueous ammonia) pretreatment. Bioresource Technology. 99:5694-5702.
Characterization and thermal conversion of charcoal derived from fluidized-bed fast pyrolysis oil production of switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A. 2007. Characterization and Thermal Conversion of Charcoal Derived from Fluidized-Bed Fast Pyrolysis Oil Production of Switchgrass. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 46:8857-8862.
Tocopherols and tocotrienols in barley oil prepared from germ and other fractions from scarification and sieving of hulless barley - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moreau, R.A., Wayns, K., Flores, R.A., Hicks, K.B. 2007. Tocopherols and tocotrienols in barley oil prepared from germ and other fractions from scarification and sieving of hulless barley. Cereal Chemistry. 84(6):587-592.
Physcomitrella Patens Arabinogalactan Proteins Contain Abundant Terminal 3-O-Methyl-L-Rhammosyl Residues Not Found in Angiosperms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fu, H., Yadav, M.P., Nothnagel, E.A. 2007. Physcomitrella patens arabinogalactan proteins contain abundant terminal 3-o-methyl-l-rhammosyl residues not found in angiosperms. Planta. 226:1511-1524.
Ethanol as an economic competitor to gasoline - (Proceedings)
Mcaloon, A.J. Ethanol as an economic competitor to gasoline. 2007. Proceedings at the Fifth International Starch Technology Conference, June 3-6, Peoria, Illinois.
Surface Abrasion of Hulled and Hulless Barley to Produce Value-Added Fractions: I. Physical Characterization of the Milled Fractions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flores, R.A., Hicks, K.B., Wilson, J. 2007. Surface abrasion of hulled and hulless barley: Physical characterization of the milled fractions. Cereal Chemistry. 84(5):485-491.
Pilot-scale fluidized-bed pyrolysis of switchgrass for bio oil production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Daugaard, D.E., Goldberg, N.M., Hicks, K.B. 2007. Bench-scale fluidized-bed pyrolysis of switchgrass for bio oil production. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 46, p.1891-1897.
Production of bermudagrass for bio-fuels: effect of two genotypes on pyrolysis product yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Anderson, W.F., Phillips, J.G. 2007. Production of bermudagrass for bio-fuels: effect of two genotypes on pyrolysis product yield. Energy and Fuels 21, p.1183-1187.
Hplc - a Valuable Tool for Analysis of Lipids from Conventional and Unconventional Sources - (Trade Journal)
Moreau, R.A. 2006. Hplc - a valuable tool for analysis of lipids from conventional and unconventional sources. Inform 17:665-666.
Hplc and Hplc-Ms As Tools to Monitor the Quality of Vegetable Oils, Nutraceuticals, and Functional Foods - (Proceedings)
Moreau, R.A., Hicks, K.B. 2006. Hplc and hplc-ms as tools to monitor the quality of vegetable oils, nutraceuticals, and functional foods. UJNR Food & Agricultural Panel Proceedings, Rohnert Park, California, pp.IA25-1A29..
Fast pyrolysis and bio-oil production from energy crops being developed within USDA's Agricultural Research Service - (Abstract Only)
Boateng, A.A. 2006. Fast pyrolysis and bio-oil production from energy crops being developed within USDA's Agricultural Research Service. Meeting Abstract, at the 223rd ACS National Meeting, March 25-29, 2007, Chicago, IL.
Microstructure Development of Chars Derived from High-Temperature Pyrolysis of Barley (Hordeum Vulgare L.) Hulls - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Cooke, P.H., Hicks, K.B. 2007. Microstructure development of chars derived from high-temperature pyrolysis of barley (hordeum vulgare l.) hulls. Fuel 86, p.735-742
Gasification of Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa Pratensis I.) Straw in a Farm-Scale Reactor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Banowetz, G.M., Steiner, J.J., Barton, T.F., Taylor, D.G., Hicks, K.B., El Nashaar, H., Sethi, V.K. 2007. Gasification of kentucky bluegrass (poa pratensis i.) straw in a farm-scale reactor. Biomass and Bioenergy, 31:153-161.
A Complete Enzymatic Recovery of Ferulic Acid from Corn Residues with Extracellular Enzymes from Neosartorya Spinosa Nrrl 185 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shin, H., Mcclendon, S., Le, T., Taylor, F., Chen, R. 2006. A complete enzymatic recovery of ferulic acid from corn residues with extracellular enzymes from neosartorya spinosa nrrl 185. Biotechnology and Bioengineering.V.95, No. 6.p.1108-1114.
Modeling the Wet Milling Process - (Proceedings)
Mcaloon, A.J., Ramirez, E.C. Modeling the wet milling process. Corn Utilization Technology Conference Proceedings,Dallas, Texas, June 5-7, 2006.
Investigation into Grain Dry Matter Loss During Field Drying of Corn - (Proceedings)
Pordesimo, L.O., Saxton, A.M., Paul, L.E., Belm, R.C. Investigation into grain dry matter loss during field drying of corn. Meeting Abstract. Proceedings Paper #066203
Corn Wet Fractionation Prior to Fermentation for Recovery of Valuable Co-Products - (Proceedings)
Hicks, K.B., Johnston, D., Moreau, R.A., Mcaloon, A.J., Ramirez, E.C., Singh, V. 2006. Corn wet fractionation prior to fermentation for recovery of valuable co-products. Proceedings of the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference, June 5-7, 2006 in Dallas, Texas.
Pyrolysis of Hull-Enriched Byproducts from the Scarification of Barley (Hordeum Vulgare L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Hicks, K.B., Flores, R.A., Gutsol, A. 2007. Pyrolysis of hull-enriched byproducts from the scarification of hulled barley (hordeum vulgare l.). Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis 78, p95-103.
Pyrolysis of Energy Crops Including Alfalfa Stems, Reed Canarygrass, and Eastern Gamagrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Jung, H.G., Adler, P.R. 2006. Pyrolysis of energy crops including alfalfa stems, reed canarygrass, and eastern gamagrass. 2006. Fuel 85,p.2450-2457.
The Composition of Functional Lipids in Hulled and Hulless Barley, in Fractions Obtained by Scarification and in Barley Oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moreau, R.A., Flores, R.A., Hicks, K.B. 2007. The composition of functional lipids in hulled and hulless barley, in fractions obtained by scarification and in barley oil. Cereal Chemistry Vol 84, No. 1, p.1-5.
Milling Alternatives of Barley to Produce Ethanol and Value-Added Fractions - (Proceedings)
Flores, R.A., Hicks, K.B. 2005. Milling alternatives of barley to produce ethanol and value-added fractions. Proceedings of the 35th United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources: Food and Agriculture Panel, pp. 52-57.
Screening of Commercial Beta-Glucanases for Complete Hydrolysis of Barley Beta-Blucan to Glucose - (Abstract Only)
Hicks, K.B., Senske, G.E., Hotchkiss, A.T., O'Brien, D. 2005. Screening of commercial beta-glucanases for complete hydrolysis of barley beta-blucan to glucose. Meeting Abstract 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington DC, August 28-September 1, CARB Division Paper #18.
Scarification of Barley to Produce Value-Added Fractions - (Abstract Only)
Flores, R.A. 2005. Scarification of barley to produce value-added fractions. Abstract presented at the International Association of Cereal Chemists, Orlando, FL, September 11-14, 2005.
Experimental Milling of Barley Samples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flores, R.A., Hicks, K.B., Eustace, D.W., Phillips, J.G. 2005. Experimental milling of barley samples. Cereal Chemistry 82, No. 6, p. 727-733.
Estimation of Operational Costs of Grain Storage Facilities Using Computer Simulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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Hulless Barley - a New Feedstock for Fuel Ethanol? - (Proceedings)
Hicks, K.B., Flores, R.A., Taylor, F., Mcaloon, A.J., Moreau, R.A., Johnston, D., Senske, G.E., Brooks, W.S., Griffey, C.A. 2005. Hulless barley - a new feedstock for fuel ethanol?. Proceedings of the 15th Annual EPAC Ethanol lConference, Cody, WY. June 12-14.
Barley: a Potential Feedstock for Fuel Ethanol in the U. S. - (Proceedings)
Hicks, K.B., Flores, R.A., Taylor, F., Mcaloon, A.J., Moreau, R.A., Johnston, D., Senske, G.E., Brooks, W.S., Griffey, C.A. 2005. Barley: a potential feedstock for fuel ethanol in the U. S.?. Proceedings of the Fourth International Starch Conference, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL, June 5-8, p.25-29.
Extensional Viscosity Evaluation of Doughs Used to Make Flour Tortillas from Red and White Hard Wheats - (Abstract Only)
Lopez-Ayala, M.P., Walker, C.E., Flores, R.A., Salazar-Garcia, M.G., Ramirez-Wong, B. 2005. Extensional viscosity evaluation of doughs used to make flour tortillas from red and white hard wheats. Meeting Abstract at the International Association of Cereal Chemists, Orlando, Florida, September 11-14, 2005.
Effect of Steeping with Sulfite Salts and Adjunct Acids on Corn Wet-Milling Yields and Starch Properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, P., Haken, A.E., Niu, Y., Chaney, S.R., Hicks, K.B., Eckhoff, S.R., Tumbleson, M.E., Singh, V. 2005. Effect of steeping with sulfite salts and adjunct acids on corn wet-milling yields and starch properties. Cereal Chemistry 82(4)p.420-424.
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