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Research Project: Farm-Scale Pyrolysis Biorefining

Location: Sustainable Biofuels and Co-products Research

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

Continuous extraction of phenol and cresols from advanced pyrolysis oils Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elkasabi, Y.M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2020. Continuous extraction of phenol and cresols from advanced pyrolysis oils. Springer Nature Applied Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-2134-4.

Hydrocarbons extracted from advanced pyrolysis bio-oils: characterization and refining Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elkasabi, Y.M., Wyatt, V.T., Jones, K.C., Strahan, G.D., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2020. Hydrocarbons extracted from advanced pyrolysis bio-oils: characterization and refining. Energy and Fuels. 34(1):483-490. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b03189.

Characterization of biomass pyrolysis oils by diffusion ordered nmr spectroscopy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Strahan, G.D., Boateng, A.A. 2019. Characterization of biomass pyrolysis oils by diffusion ordered nmr spectroscopy. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 7:19951-19960. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05520.

Cleanup and conversion of biomass liquefaction aqueous phase to C3-C5 olefins over ZnxZryOz catalyst - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davidson, S.D., Flake, M., Lopez-Ruiz, J.A., Cooper, A.R., Elkasabi, Y.M., Tomasi, M.M., Lebarbier, D.V., Albrecht, K.O., Dangle, R.A. 2019. Cleanup and conversion of biomass liquefaction aqueous phase to C3-C5 olefins over ZnxZryOz catalyst. Catalysts. 9(11):1-15.

Separation of BTX chemicals from biomass pyrolysis oils via continuous flash distillation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcvey, M., Elkasabi, Y.M., Ciolkosz, D. 2020. Separation of BTX chemicals from biomass pyrolysis oils via continuous flash distillation. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. 10(1):15-23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-019-00409-1.

Influence of upstream, distributed biomass-densifying technologies on the economics of biofuel production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gunukula, S., Daigneault, A., Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., DeSisto, W.J., Wheeler, M.C. 2019. Influence of upstream, distributed biomass-densifying technologies on the economics of biofuel production. Fuel. 249:326-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2019.03.079.

Deoxygenation of biomass pyrolysis vapors via in situ and ex situ thermal and biochar promoted upgrading Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raymundo, L.M., Mullen, C.A., Strahan, G.D., Boateng, A.A., Trierweller, J.O. 2019. Deoxygenation of biomass pyrolysis vapors via in situ and ex situ thermal and biochar promoted upgrading. Energy and Fuels. 33:2197-2207. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b03281.

Mild hydrotreating of bio-oils with varying oxygen content produced via catalytic fast pyrolysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2019. Mild hydrotreating of bio-oils with varying oxygen content produced via catalytic fast pyrolysis. Fuel. 245:360-367. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2019.02.027.

Flash distillation of bio-oils for simultaneous production of hydrocarbons and green coke Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elkasabi, Y.M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Brown, A., Timko, M.T. 2019. Flash distillation of bio-oils for simultaneous production of hydrocarbons and green coke. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 58:1794-1802. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.8b04556.

Microbial electrolysis using aqueous fractions derived via tail-gas recycle pyrolysis of willow and guayule Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Satinover, S.J., Elkasabi, Y.M., Nunez, A., Rodriguez Jr, M., Borole, A.P. 2019. Microbial electrolysis using aqueous fractions derived via tail-gas recycle pyrolysis of willow and guayule. Bioresource Technology. 274:302-312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2018.11.099.

Mobile demonstration unit for fast- and catalytic pyrolysis: the combustion reduction integrated pyrolysis system (CRIPS) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Schaffer, M.A., Mullen, C.A., Goldberg, N.M. 2019. Mobile demonstration unit for fast- and catalytic pyrolysis: the combustion reduction integrated pyrolysis system (CRIPS). Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 137:185-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2018.11.024.

Co-cracking of bio-oil distillate bottoms with vacuum gas oil for enhanced production of light compounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, Y., Elkasabi, Y.M., Tarves, P.C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2018. Co-cracking of bio-oil distillate bottoms with vacuum gas oil for enhanced production of light compounds. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 132:65-71.

Fluidized bed catalytic pyrolysis of eucalyptus over hzsm-5: effect of acid density and gallium modification on catalyst deactivation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Tarves, P.C., Raymundo, L.M., Schultz, E.L., Boateng, A.A., Trierweller, J.O. 2018. Fluidized bed catalytic pyrolysis of eucalyptus over hzsm-5: effect of acid density and gallium modification on catalyst deactivation. Energy and Fuels. 32:1771-1778.

Utilization of eucalyptus for bioelectricity production in brazil via fast pyrolysis: a techno-economic analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pighinelli, A.L., Schaffer, M.A., Boateng, A.A. 2018. Utilization of eucalyptus for bioelectricity production in brazil via fast pyrolysis: a techno-economic analysis. Renewable Energy. 119:590-597.

Catalytic co-pyrolysis of switchgrass and polyethylene over HZSM-5: catalyst deactivation and coke formation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Dorado, C., Boateng, A.A. 2018. Catalytic co-pyrolysis of switchgrass and polyethylene over HZSM-5: catalyst deactivation and coke formation. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 129:195-203.

Techno-economic analysis of guayule (parthenium argentatum) pyrolysis biorefining: production of biofuels from guayule bagasse via tail-gas reactive pyrolysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sabaini, P.S., Boateng, A.A., Schaffer, M.A., Mullen, C.A., Elkasabi, Y.M., McMahan, C.M., Macken, N. 2018. Techno-economic analysis of guayule (parthenium argentatum) pyrolysis biorefining: production of biofuels from guayule bagasse via tail-gas reactive pyrolysis. Industrial Crops and Products. 112:82-89.

Effects of hot water extraction pretreatment on pyrolysis of shrub willow Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarves, P.C., Serapiglia, M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Volk, T.A. 2017. Effects of hot water extraction pretreatment on pyrolysis of shrub willow. Biomass and Bioenergy. 107:299-304.

Fuels and chemicals from equine-waste-derived tail gas reactive pyrolysis oil: technoeconomic analysis, environmental and exergetic life cycle assessment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sorunmu, Y., Billen, P., Elkasabi, Y.M., Mullen, C.A., Macken, N., Boateng, A.A., Spatari, S. 2017. Fuels and chemicals from equine-waste-derived tail gas reactive pyrolysis oil: technoeconomic analysis, environmental and exergetic life cycle assessment. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5:8804-8814.

Effluent gas flux characterization during pyrolysis of chicken manure Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clark, S.C., Ryals, R.A., Miller, D., Mullen, C.A., Pan, D., Zondlo, M.A., Boateng, A.A., Hastings, M.G. 2017. Effluent gas flux characterization during pyrolysis of chicken manure. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5:7568-7575.

Bio-oil hydrodeoxygenation catalysts produced using strong electrostatic adsorption - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elkasabi, Y.M., Liu, Q., Choi, Y., Strahan, G.D., Boateng, A.A., Regalbuto, J.R. 2017. Bio-oil hydrodeoxygenation catalysts produced using strong electrostatic adsorption. Fuel. 207:510-521.

Using polyfurfuryl alcohol to improve the hydrothermal stability of mesoporous oxides for reactions in the aqueous phase - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chung, S., Liu, Q., Joshi, U.A., Regalbuto, J.R., Boateng, A.A., Smith, M.A., Coe, C.G. 2017. Using polyfurfuryl alcohol to improve the hydrothermal stability of mesoporous oxides for reactions in the aqueous phase. Journal of Porous Materials Select Science. doi: 10.1007/s10934-017-0451-9.

Catalytic cracking of fast and tail gas reactive pyrolysis bio-oils over HZSM-5 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, Y., Elkasabi, Y.M., Tarves, P.C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2017. Catalytic cracking of fast and tail gas reactive pyrolysis bio-oils over HZSM-5. Fuel Processing Technology. 161:132-138.

Role of potassium exchange in catalytic pyrolysis of biomass over ZSM-5: Formation of alkyl phenols and furans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Tarves, P.C., Boateng, A.A. 2017. Role of potassium exchange in catalytic pyrolysis of biomass over ZSM-5: Formation of alkyl phenols and furans. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5:2154-2162.

Impact of harvest time and cultivar on conversion of switchgrass to bio-oils via fast pyrolysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serapiglia, M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Dien, B.S., Casler, M.D. 2017. Impact of harvest time and cultivar on conversion of switchgrass to bio-oils via fast pyrolysis. BioEnergy Research. 10:388-399.

Pyrolysis of forest residues: an approach to techno-economics for bio-fuel production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carrasco, J.L., Gunukula, S., Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Desisto, W.J., Wheeler, C.M. 2017. Pyrolysis of forest residues: an approach to techno-economics for bio-fuel production. Fuel. 193:477-484.

Impact of harvest time and switchgrass cultivar on sugar release through enzymatic hydrolysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serapiglia, M., Dien, B.S., Boateng, A.A., Casler, M.D. 2017. Impact of harvest time and switchgrass cultivar on sugar release through enzymatic hydrolysis. BioEnergy Research. 10:377-387.

Depolymerization of lignin via co-pyrolysis with 1,4-butanediol in a microwave reactor Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarves, P.C., Mullen, C.A., Strahan, G.D., Boateng, A.A. 2016. Depolymerization of lignin via co-pyrolysis with 1,4-butanediol in a microwave reactor. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5: 988-994.

Effects of hot-water extraction on the thermochemical conversion of shrub willow via fast pyrolysis - (Abstract Only)

Impact of switchgrass harvest time on biomass yield and conversion - (Abstract Only)

Aromatic hydrocarbon production via eucalyptus urophylla pyrolysis over several metal modified ZSM-5 catalysts – an analysis by py-GC/MS Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schultz, E.L., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2017. Aromatic hydrocarbon production via eucalyptus urophylla pyrolysis over several metal modified ZSM-5 catalysts – an analysis by py-GC/MS. Energy Technology. 5:196-204.

Stable bio-oil production from proteinaceous cyanobacteria: tail gas reactive pyrolysis of spirulina Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chagas, B.M., Mullen, C.A., Dorado, C., Elkasabi, Y.M., Boateng, A.A., Melo, M.A., Ataide, C.H. 2016. Stable bio-oil production from proteinaceous cyanobacteria: tail gas reactive pyrolysis of spirulina. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 55:6734-6741.

Impact of harvest time and switchgrass cultivar on conversion to sugars and pyrolysis oils using biochemical and thermochemical routes - (Abstract Only)

Hydrocarbons from spirulina pyrolysis bio-oil using one-step hydrotreating and aqueous extraction of heteroatom compounds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elkasabi, Y.M., Chagas, B.M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2016. Hydrocarbons from spirulina pyrolysis bio-oil using one-step hydrotreating and aqueous extraction of heteroatom compounds. Energy and Fuels. 30:4925-4932.

Pyrolysis oil combustion in a horizontal box furnace with an externally mixed nozzle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lujaji, F.C., Boateng, A.A., Schaffer, M.A., Mullen, C.A., Mtui, P.L., Mkilaha, I.S. 2016. Pyrolysis oil combustion in a horizontal box furnace with an externally mixed nozzle. Energy and Fuels. 30:4126-4136.

Mechanism of dehydration of phenols on nobel metals using first-principles micokinetic modeling Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gu, G., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Vlachos, D.G. 2016. Mechanism of dehydration of phenols on nobel metals using first-principles micokinetic modeling. American Chemical Society (ACS) Catalysis. 6:3047-3055.

Catalytic pyrolysis-gc/ms of spirulina: evaluation of a highly proteinaceous biomass source for production of fuels and chemicals Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chagas, B.M., Dorado, C., Serapiglia, M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Melo, M.A., Ataide, C.H. 2016. Catalytic pyrolysis-gc/ms of spirulina: evaluation of a highly proteinaceous biomass source for production of fuels and chemicals. Fuel. 179:124-134.

Switchgrass harvest time management can impact biomass yield and nutrient content Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serapiglia, M., Boateng, A.A., Lee, D.K., Casler, M.D. 2016. Switchgrass harvest time management can impact biomass yield and nutrient content. Crop Science. 56:1-11.

Assessment of equine waste as a biomass resource in New York State - (Other)
Shayya, W., Ballard, B., Boateng, A.A. 2016. Assessment of equine waste as a biomass resource in New York State. Extension Publications. Morrisville State College, p. 1-18.

Effects of various reactive gas atmospheres on the properties of bio-oil using microwave pyrolysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarves, P.C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2016. Effects of various reactive gas atmospheres on the properties of bio-oil using microwave pyrolysis. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 4:930-936.

Prediction of properties and elemental composition of biomass pyrolysis oils by NMR and partial least squares analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strahan, G.D., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2016. Prediction of properties and elemental composition of biomass pyrolysis oils by NMR and partial least squares analysis. Energy and Fuels. 30:423-433.

Spray atomization of bio-oil/ethanol blends with externally mixed nozzles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lujaji, F.C., Boateng, A.A., Schaffer, M.A., Mtui, P.L., Mkilaha, I.S. 2016. Spray atomization of bio-oil/ethanol blends with externally mixed nozzles. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. 71:146-153.

Structural analysis of pyrolytic lignins isolated from switchgrass fast pyrolysis oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fortin, M., Beromi, M.M., Lai, A., Tarves, P.C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., West, N.M. 2015. Structural analysis of pyrolytic lignins isolated from switchgrass fast pyrolysis oil. Energy and Fuels. 29:8017-8026.

Aqueous extractive upgrading of bio-oils created by tail-gas reactive pyrolysis to produce pure hydrocarbons and phenols Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elkasabi, Y.M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2015. Aqueous extractive upgrading of pyrolysis bio-oils to produce pure hydrocarbons and phenols in high yields. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 3(11):2809-2816.

Guayule (parthenium argentatum) pyrolysis biorefining: fuels and chemicals contributed from guayule leaves via tail gas reactive pyrolysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Elkasabi, Y.M., Mullen, C.A. 2016. Guayule (parthenium argentatum) pyrolysis biorefining: fuels and chemicals contributed from guayule leaves via tail gas reactive pyrolysis. Fuel. 163:240-247.

Co-processing of agricultural plastic waste and switchgrass via tail gas reactive pyrolysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorado, C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2015. Co-processing of agricultural plastic waste and switchgrass via tail gas reactive pyrolysis. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 54:9887-9893.

Guayule (parthenium argentatum) pyrolysis biorefining: production of hydrocarbon compatible bio-oils from guayule bagasse via tail-gas reactive pyrolysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Elkasabi, Y.M., Mcmahan, C.M. 2015. Guayule (parthenium argentatum) pyrolysis biorefining: production of hydrocarbon compatible bio-oils from guayule bagasse via tail-gas reactive pyrolysis. Fuel. 158:948-956.

Evaluation of the impact of compositional differences in switchgrass genotypes on pyrolysis product yield Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serapiglia, M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Cortese, L.M., Bonos, S.A., Hoffman, L. 2015. Evaluation of the impact of compositional differences in switchgrass genotypes on pyrolysis product yield. Industrial Crops and Products. 74:957-968.

Characterization of fast-pyrolysis bio-oil distillation residues and their potential applications Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elkasabi, Y.M., Mullen, C.A., Jackson, M.A., Boateng, A.A. 2015. Characterization of fast-pyrolysis bio-oil distillation residues and their potential applications. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 114:179-186.

Production of aromatic hydrocarbons via catalytic pyrolysis of biomass over fe-modified HZSM-5 zeolites Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2015. Production of aromatic hydrocarbons via catalytic pyrolysis of biomass over fe-modified HZSM-5 zeolites. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 3:1623-1631.

Catalytic and non-catalytic pyrolysis of biomass in non-inert environments for production of deoxygenated bio-oil and chemicals - (Proceedings)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Elkasabi, Y.M., Schaffer, M.A. 2015. Catalytic and non-catalytic pyrolysis of biomass in non-inert environments for production of deoxygenated bio-oil and chemicals. Meeting Abstract. 60(2): 1.