GBTL Technology for Liquid Hydrocarbon Production

February 16, 2017
Kumar GBTL

To supplement the demands of petroleum fuels and chemicals using existing infrastructure of engines, pipeline and fuel delivery, it is logical to target producing compatible hydrocarbons from biomass resources. Bio-oil produced from biomass fast pyrolysis technology can be converted into hydrocarbons. However, this conversion process remains a major challenge due to the instability of bio-oil, Read More

Mushroom Pretreatment Promotes Lignin Degradation During Storage of Switchgrass

November 29, 2016
Wilkins-Buser Press release

Dr. Mark Wilkins, former Professor at Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), Oklahoma State University (OSU), collaborated with two other OSU faculty Drs. Michael Buser (BAE) and Stephen Marek (Entomology and Plant Pathology), and Dr. Julie Carrier from Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science at University of Tennessee to investigate whether oyster mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus, could be Read More

USDA-NIFA Awards Grants for Atiyeh’s and Kumar’s Projects through South Central Sun Grant Program

October 19, 2016
Atiyeh-Kumar

Hasan Atiyeh and Ajay Kumar, Associate Professors of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Oklahoma State University (OSU), are the recipients of a two-year USDA-NIFA grant, $150,000 each, through the South Central Sun Grant Program’s (SC-SGP) regional competitive grants program. Dr. Atiyeh’s project on “Butanol Production with High Yield and Carbon Conversion Using Novel Biocatalysts” is in Read More