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The progression of sweet sorghum juice fermentation (prior to inoculation and ending after one week) with the yeast strain Phaffia rhodozyma to produce the carotenoid astaxanthin
ERRC apparatus for pretreatment of grains with gaseous ammonia
Analyzing Protein in Bio-Based Products by Using FLASH 2000 N/Protein Analyzer
Field demonstration of ERRC mobile biomass pyrolysis reactor
We conduct research to convert crops, crop residues, dedicated energy crops, and agricultural wastes into economically- and environmentally-sustainable biofuels and value-added coproducts. Thermochemical (fast pyrolysis), enzymatic, chemical, and fermentative processes are developed to convert these feedstocks into sustainable biofuels such as biodiesel, ethanol, advanced biofuels, and advanced crude bio-oil that can be refined to “green” gasoline and diesel. Our work supports the rural economy and US energy independence and helps minimize the impact of biofuels on existing food/feed supplies and markets.