Contributions and Publications - Process Control and Optimization

INL Publications

Aston J, Thompson D, Westover TL. Performance assessment of dilute-acid leaching to improve corn stover quality for thermochemical conversion, Fuel 2016; 168: 311-319. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2016.08.056.

Bonner I, Delwiche M, Wendt L, Smith W, Kenney K. A Laboratory Scale Reactor for Simulating Biomass Storage for Bioenergy.  2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers; 2015. DOI: 10.13031/aim.20152189420.

Amber N. Hoover, Jaya Shankar Tumuluru, Farzaneh Teymouri, Janette Moore, and Garold Gresham.  Effect of pelleting process variables on physical properties and sugar yields of ammonia fiber expansion pretreated corn stover, Bioresource Technology 164 (2014) 128–135,

Howe D, Westover TL, Carpenter D, Santosa D, Emerson R, Deutch S, Starace A, Kutnyakov I, Lukins C. Field-to-fuel performance testing of lignocellulosic feedstocks: an integrated study of the fast pyrolysis/hydrotreating pathway, Energy & Fuels 2015; 29: 3188-3197DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b00304.


Lacey JA, Emerson RM, Westover TL, Thompson D. Ash reduction strategies in corn stover facilitated by anatomical and size fractionation, Biomass and Bioenergy 2016; 90: 173-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.04.006.


Wendt LM, Bonner IJ, Hoover AN, Emerson RM, Smith WA. Influence of Airflow on Laboratory Storage of High Moisture Corn Stover. BioEnergy Research. 2014;7(4):1212-22. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9455-3.

Westover TL, Phanphanich M, Ryan, JC. Comprehensive rheological characterization of chopped and ground switchgrass, Biofuels 2015; 6(5-6): 249-260. DOI: 10.1080/17597269.2015.1091189.

C. Luke Williams, Rachel M. Emerson and Jaya Shankar Tumuluru.  Biomass Compositional Analysis for Conversion to Renewable Fuels and Chemicals, Chapter 11 Biomass Volume Estimation and Valorization for Energy, INTECH 2017

LBNL Publications

Papa, G., Feldman, T., Sale, K. L., Adani, F., Singh, S., & Simmons, B. A. (2017). “Parametric study for the optimization of ionic liquid pretreatment of corn stover”. Bioresource Technology. doi, 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.05.167. 


To, T., Procter, K., Simmons, B., Subashchandrabose, S., & Atkin, R. (2017). “Low cost ionic liquid-water mixtures for effective extraction of carbohydrate and lipid from algae”. [10.1039/C7FD00158D]. Faraday Discuss. doi,10.1039/c7fd00158d.

NREL Publications

Hariswaran Sitaraman, Erik M. Kuhn, Ambarish Nag, Michael A. Sprague, Melvin P. Tucker, and Jonathan J. Stickel.  Multiphysics modeling and simulation of high-solids dilute-acid pretreatment of corn stover in a steam-explosion reactor, Chemical Engineering Journal Volume 268, 15 May 2015, Pages 47–59,


Hongliang Wang, Hao Ruan, Haisheng Pei, Huamin Wang, Xiaowen Chen, Melvin P. Tucker, John R. Cort,   and  Bin Yang.  Biomass-derived lignin to jet fuel range hydrocarbons via aqueous phase hydrodeoxygenation, Green Chemistry, 2015,17, 5131-5135, DOI:10.1039/C5GC01534K.


Xiaowen Chen, Wei Wang, Peter Ciesielski, Olev Trass, Sunkyu Park, Ling Tao, and Melvin P. Tucker.  Improving Sugar Yields and Reducing Enzyme Loadings in the Deacetylation and Mechanical Refining (DMR) Process through Multistage Disk and Szego Refining and Corresponding Techno-Economic Analysis, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2016, 4 (1), pp 324–333, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b01242.

PNNL Publications

Elliott DC.  2015.  "Biofuel from fast pyrolysis and catalytic hydrodeoxygenation."  Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 9:59-65.  doi:10.1016/j.coche.2015.08.008

Wang H, SJ Lee, MV Olarte, and AH Zacher.  2016.  "Bio-oil stabilization by hydrogenation over reduced metal catalysts at low temperatures."  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 4(10):5533-5545. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01270