Patent Released for Method Improving Producer Gas Fermentation

During gasification, biomass is converted into producer gas or syngas, which consists of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2), and carbon dioxide (CO2). Syngas can be fermented to liquid fuels and chemicals using microorganisms such as acetogenic bacteria (acetogens). Gasification-fermentation technology used in converting biomass to alcohols is still an emerging technology. Two of the critical Read More

Just Released: Sun Grant/DOE Regional Feedstock Partnership Final Technical Report

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Sun Grant Initiative initiated the Regional Feedstock Partnership in 2007 primarily to address information gaps associated with the likelihood for realization of the sustainable and reliable production of a billion-tons of biomass annually to support the U.S. bioenergy industry by the year 2030. Publication of The Technical Read More

Register Now for the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium’s Webinar (repost from DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office, Sept. 11, 2018)

Join the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office on September 26, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. MDT for a Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio) webinar entitled “CatCost: An Estimation Tool to Aid Commercialization and R&D Decisions for Catalytic Materials.” CatCost is a catalyst cost estimation tool that has been developed Read More

Ryan Schlobohm: OSU’s Student Delegate for 2018 CABLE Program

USDA funded a project, Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE), which aims to train students to pursue leadership roles in bioeconomy-related industry and academia. CABLE, on its second year, is led by the Ohio State University in partnership with 20 other colleges and universities across the nation including Oklahoma State University (OSU). Ryan Schlobohm, Read More

USDA-NIFA Supports a Project from Oklahoma State University through the South Central Sun Grant Program

Dr. Hasan Atiyeh, Associate Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University (OSU), Stillwater, OK, received a USDA-NIFA Award through the South Central Sun Grant Program’s Regional Limited Competitive Grants Program to conduct a study on “Engineering Biocatalysts Consortium for Efficient Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass and Greenhouse Gas Mixture to Fuels and Chemicals”. Read More

USDA NIFA Grants Center Project to Expand GLADIS for Modeling Next Generation Bioproduct and Bioenergy Market Logistics

Dr. Michael Buser, Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University (OSU), Stillwater, OK, received a USDA-NIFA Center grant through the South Central Sun Grant Program to develop a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform using Geospatial Logistics and Agricultural Decision Integration System (GLADIS), a system developed at OSU, which can generate economic Read More

IEA Bioenergy Webinar (May 8th)– ‘Biofuels for the Marine Sector: New opportunities and new challenges’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) invites you to participate in an international webinar entitled, “Biofuels for the Marine Sector: New Opportunities and New Challenges,” presented by Claus Felby, Professor of Biomass and Bioenergy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The webinar will give an overview of the maritime transportation sector, including fuel Read More

OSU Bioeconomy and Sustainability Expo (April 4, 2018)

Come join us for some fun and educational activities at the Student Union Plaza, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK on April 4, 2018. Hear from student organizations, community partners, and businesses about sustainability and bio-preferred products on campus, and what we can do to keep America’s greatest campus green and clean! EXPO Event Flyer

Optimization, Upscaling, and Economic Feasibility of GBTL Technology

Fast pyrolysis is a promising technology for the production of liquid fuels or bio-oil through thermal decomposition of biomass or municipal solid waste in the absence of oxygen. Bio-oil can be converted into hydrocarbons and has potential application in the transportation sector. However, converting bio-oil into usable fuels and chemicals remains a challenge. Bio-oil cannot Read More