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Publications
 
Publications & Presentations
2008

April 1, 2008 to August 18, 2008

Herndon, C.W. “The Ethanolization of Agriculture and the Roles for Agricultural Economists” Southern Agricultural Economics Association Presidential Address, Journal of Applied and Agricultural Economics, (Forthcoming August 2008 issue).

Anderson, J.D. and K.H. Coble, "Impact of Renewable Fuels Standard Ethanol Mandates on the Corn Market." Working Paper, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University, July 2, 2008.

Igathinathane, C., L. O. Pordesimo, M. W. Schilling, and E. P. Columbus. 2008. Fast and simple measurement of cutting energy requirements for plant stalk cutting. Paper No. 084111. Paper No. 083975. Presented at the ASABE Annual International Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, June 29-July 2. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASABE.

Igathinathane, C., L. O. Pordesimo, and W. D. Batchelor. Ground biomass sieve analysis simulation by image processing and experimental verification of particle size distribution. For presentation at the 2008 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, June 29-July 2, 2008.

Pordesimo, L. O., J. R. Wooten, P. R. Buchireddy, C. Igathinathane, L. Wei, and R. M. Bricka. 2008. Feedstock effects on syngas quality and production in a downdraft gasifier. Paper No. 084474. Presented at the ASABE Annual International Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, June 29-July 2. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASABE.

Pordesimo, L. O., L. Wei, J. R. Wooten, C. Igathinathane, R. M. Bricka, E. P. Columbus. 2008. Process performance of a downdraft gasifier burning hardwood chips. Paper No. 084474. Presented at the ASABE Annual International Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, June 29-July 2. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASABE.

Wei, L., C. Igathinathane, L. O. Pordesimo, J. Lee, and W. D. Batchelor. 2008. Developing a novel method for determining surface area of ground biomass particles. Paper No. 084571. Presented at the ASABE Annual International Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, June 29-July 2. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASABE.

Wooten, J. R., L. O. Pordesimo, C. Igathinathane, and E. P. Columbus. 2008. Classification of wood chips using image processing texture analysis. Paper No. 084467. Presented at the ASABE Annual International Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, June 29-July 2. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASABE.

B.K. Mitchell, L.L. Ingram, J.A. Soria, P.H. Steele and D. Strobel. 2008. Chemical and physical characteristics of bio-oils from pine and oak feed stocks. In Proc: Woody Biomass Utilization: Challenges and Opportunities. International Meeting of the Forest Products Research Society. June 25-27, Newport Beach, CA. Forest Products Society, Madison, WI. 103 p.

Steele, P.H., E.M. Hassan, J.E. Cooper, C.V. Ruhs and L.L. Ingram. Characteristics and performance of a wood preservative produced from pyrolysis oil. 12th Annual Green Chemistry Conference. June 24-26. Washington, D.C.

Gajjala, S. The influence of water content on hydrodeoxygenation of bio-oil by NiMo and CoMo catalysts supported on Al2O3. Forest Products Society International Convention. June 22-24. St. Louis, MO.

Hassan, E.M., C. Ruhs, P.H. Steele, L.L. Ingram, Jr. 2008. Antioxidant activity of bio-oils and their fractions. Forest Products Society International Convention. June 22-24. St. Louis, MO.

Qi, L., F. Yu, E.M. Hassan, L.L. Ingram, Jr. and P.H. Steele. Bio-oil upgrading to remove acid by solid acid catalysis. Forest Products Society International Convention. June 22-24. St. Louis, MO.

Steele, P.H., E.M. Hassan, F. Yu, B.K. Mitchell, L.L. Ingram, Jr. 2008. The potential for whole-tree utilization for bio-oil production. Forest Products Society International Convention. June 22-24. St. Louis, MO.

Gajjela, S.K., E.M. Hassan, F. Yu, P.H. Steele 2008. Upgrading pyrolysis derived wood-based bio-oils on different commercial hydrotreating catalysts. 1st Energy Synergy Workshop. June 17. 2008. Mississippi State University.

D. Paul, S. Bridges, SC Burgess, Y Dandass, ML Lawrence. Genome sequence of the chemolithoautotrophic bacterium Oligotropha carboxidovorans OM5, J Bacteriol. 2008 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print].

Steele, P.H. and B. Mitchell. 2008. Bundled slash: a potential new biomass resource for energy, fuels and chemicals. 2008 Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show: Woody Biomass Seminar. June 5. Starkville, MS.

Abstract accepted for 108th general meeting of American Society for Microbiology in Boston (6/1/08-6/5-08) L. Pulakat and N. Gavini. Expression of Functional hydA from Anaerobic Enterobacter cloacae into Aerobic Azotobacter vinelandii. Section: Metabolism and Enzymology – II. 2008.

Alley, E.G., Hernandez. R., French T., Cain, J., Holmes, B. Rates of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Acid Catalyzed Transesterification Reactions of Tri-, Di- and Mono-Glycerides. 99th American Oil Chemist Society Meeting, May 16-20, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Paraschivescu, M., Alley, E., Hernandez, R., French, T., Armbrust, K. Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction of Methanol in Biodiesel. 99th American Oil Chemist Society Meeting, May 16-20, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Mondala, A., Hernandez, R., French, T., Estevez, L., Hall, J. Pre-Ozonation of Primary Municipal Wastewater Effluent for the Cultivation of Oleaginous Microorganisms. 99th American Oil Chemist Society Meeting, May 16-20, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

French, T., Hernandez, R., Hall, J., Mondala, A., Zhang, G., Holmes, B., Alley, E., Toghiani, H. Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Triglycerides Using Municipal Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure. 99th American Oil Chemist Society Meeting, May 16-20, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Benson, T., Hernandez. R., French, T., White, M., Holmes, W. Elucidation of Mechanism for the Cracking of Unsaturated Lipids Using a Benchmark Catalyst and Commercial Catalysts. 99th American Oil Chemist Society Meeting, May 16-20, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Ford, A.T., French, T., Hernandez, R., Holmes, B. Oil Accumulation by Sewage-Grown Oleaginous Microorganisms. 99th American Oil Chemist Society Meeting, May 16-20, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Hall, J., French, T., Hernandez. R., Mondala, A., White, M., Holmes, B., Brown, A. Conversion of Wastewater Treatment Facilities into Biorefineries. 99th American Oil Chemist Society Meeting, May 16-20, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Sparks, D., Hernandez, R., Estevez, A., Alley, E., French, T. Utilization of a Supercritical Fluid Medium for the Generation of Renewable Chemicals from Oleic Acid. 99th American Oil Chemist Society Meeting, May 16-20, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Hernandez, R., French, T., Thomas. M. Growth of Oleaginous Microorganisms Utilizing Glycerol as the Sole Carbon Source. 99th American Oil Chemist Society Meeting, May 16-20, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Hassan, E.M., L.L. Ingram, Jr., P.H. Steele. 2008. Chemical characterization of fast pyrolysis bio-oils produced from pretreatments of pine wood feed stocks. 30th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. May 4-7. New Orleans, LA.

Reddy, K.R. Crop responses to abiotic responses: Tools and methods (Invited). Crop Genetics and Production Research Unit, USDA-ARS, 30 May 2008, Stoneville, Mississippi, USA.

Hassan, E.M., L.L. Ingram, Jr., P.H. Steele. 2008. Chemical pretreatment applications of pine feed stocks to modify bio-oil chemical speciation. 1st Energy-Synergy Workshop. April 17. Mississippi State University.

Y. S. Dandass, S. C. Burgess, M. Lawrence, S. M. Bridges, “Accelerating String Set Matching in FPGA Hardware for Bioinformatics Research. BMC Bioinformatics. 2008 Apr 15; 9(1): 197 [Epub ahead of print]. 2008.

Mitchell, B.K., P.H. Steele, E.M. Hassan. 2008. Collecting and utilizing southern pine post-harvest residue. 1st Energy-Synergy Workshop. April 17. Mississippi State University.

Bhattacharya, P. Utilization of waste plastic to upgrade wood-derived bio-oil products. Seventh Annual Southern Bio Products and Renewable Energy Conference. April 14-15. Choctaw, MS. Mississippi Biomass Council, Jackson, MS.

Gajjela, S. Upgrading pyrolysis derived wood-based bio-oils on commercial hydrotreating catgalysts. Seventh Annual Southern Bio Products and Renewable Energy Conference. April 14-15. Choctaw, MS. Mississippi Biomass Council, Jackson, MS.

Qi, L. Upgrading of bio-oils with sulfate-promoted iron oxide. Seventh Annual Southern Bio Products and Renewable Energy Conference. April 14-15. Choctaw, MS. Mississippi Biomass Council, Jackson, MS.

Rowe, M.D., Smith, E.M., Walters, K.B., “Synthesis and Characterization of Renewable Copolymers from By-Products of Bio-Refineries,” poster presented at the 7th Annual SPE Student Research Poster Session, Mississippi Chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Starkville, MS, April 8, 2008.

Bhattacharya, P., P.H. Steele, L.L. Ingram and C.U. Pittman. Development and fuels and value-added chemicals form pyrolysis of wood and waste plastic mixtures. 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. April 6-10. New Orleans, LA.

Rowe, M.D., Walters, K.B., “Development and Characterization of Renewable Copolymers,” AIChE Spring National Meeting and 235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008.

Gajjela, S.K., E.M. Hassan, F. Yu, P.H. Steele 2008. Hydrodeoxygenation of wood-based bio-oils on reduced NiMo / Al2O3 and CoMo / Al2O3 catalyst. Graduate Student Association, 6th Annual research symposium. April 4. Mississippi State University

Gajjela, S.K., E.M. Hassan, F. Yu, P.H. Steele 2008.The applications of NiMo and CoMo catalysts to the hydrodeoxygenation of bio-oils. Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium. March 26-28 . Mississippi State University

Qi, L., F. Yu, E.M. Hassan, L.L. Ingram, Jr. and P.H. Steele. 2008. Solid acid catalytic upgrading of bio-oils. Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium. March 26-28. Mississippi State University.

“Do Americans Want Ethanol? A Contingent-Valuation Study of Demand for E-10 and E-85”, by Daniel Petrolia, Sanjoy Bhattacharjee, Darren Hudson, and Bill Herndon. Departmental Seminar Series, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, March 7, 2008

Adhikari, S., Fernando, S., and A. Haryanto, “Hydrogen production from glycerin by steam reforming over Nickel catalysts,” Renewable Energy (2008) 33, 1097–1100. 2008.

Adhikari, S., Fernando, S., To, F., Bricka, R., Steele, P., and A. Haryanto, “Conversion of Glycerol to Hydrogen via a Steam Reforming Process over Nickel Catalysts” Energy & Fuels (2008) 22(2), 1220-1226. 2008.

Bhattacharjee, S and DR Petrolia. "The Environment, the Economy, or National Security: What’s Driving Americans to Drive on Ethanol?", Working Paper, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University. 2008.

Bhattacharjee, Sanjoy, Dan Petrolia and C.W. Herndon. “Do Americans Want Ethanol? A Comparative Contingent Valuation Study of Wiingness-to-Pay for E-10 and E-85.“ Submitted for publication to the Review of Agricultural Economics, (under review). 2008.

Igathinathane, C., A. R. Womac, L. O. Pordesimo, and S. Sokhansanj. Mold appearance on selected corn stover components during moisture adsorption. Bioresource Technology. (in press). 2008.

Igathinathane, C., L. O. Pordesimo, W. D. Batchelor, E. P. Columbus, and S. Methuku. 2008. Shape identification and size distribution of particles from basic shape parameters using ImageJ. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 63:168-182. 2008.

Kakani, V. G., G. K. Surabhi and K. R. Reddy. 2008. Photosynthesis and fluorescence responses of C4 plant Andropogon gerardii acclimated to temperature and carbon dioxide. Photosynthetica (In Press).

Kakani, V. G., K.J. Boote, K.R. Reddy and D. J. Lang. 2008. Response of bahiagrass carbon assimilation and photosystem to below-optimum temperatures. Functional Plant Biology (Revision Submitted).

Liang, Y, K.H. Coble, A. Harri. "Is the Southeastern Region the Residual Supplier of U.S. Crops? : The Policy Implications of Crop Supply Responses under Risk." Working Paper, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University. 2008.

Petrolia, Daniel R. “The Economics of Harvesting and Transporting Corn Stover for Conversion to Fuel Ethanol: A Case Study for Minnesota.” Biomass and Bioenergy 32(2008): 603-12.

Petrolia, Daniel R. “An Analysis of the Relationship between Demand for Corn Stover as an Ethanol Feedstock and Soil Erosion.” Review of Agricultural Economics (forthcoming). 2008.

Petrolia, DR, Bhattacharjee, S, D Hudson, and CW Herndon. Do Americans Want Ethanol? A Comparative Contingent Valuation Study of Willingness-to-Pay for E-10 and E-85. submitted for review to the Review of Agricultural Economics. 2008.

L. Pulakat and N. Gavini, “Expression of Functional hydA from Anerobic Enterobacter cloacae into Aerobic Azotobacter vinelandii,” 108th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology (2008).

Singh, S.K., V.G. Kakani, D. Brand, B. Baldwin and K.R. Reddy. 2008. Assessment of cold and heat-tolerance of winter-grown canola cultivars by pollen-based parameters. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 194: 225-236.

Steele, P.H., B.K. Mitchell, J.E. Cooper, S. Arora. Bundled slash: A potential new biomass resource for fuels and chemicals. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 148 (1):1-13. 2008.

Yu, F., R. Ruan, P.H. Steele. 2008. Consecutive reaction model for the pyrolysis of corn cob. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Vol. 51(3): 1023-1028. 2008.

Zheljazkov, V.D., B.A. Vick, M.W. Ebelhar, N. Buehring, B. Baldwin, T. Astatkie, and J.F. Miller. 2008. Quality assessment and yield of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) grown at multiple locations in Mississippi. Agron. J. 100(3): xxx. Accepted. In print.

Abstract submitted for poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), November 16-21, 2008, Philadelphia, PA, Rowe, M.D.; Walters, K.B. “Dependence of Hydrolytically degradable Poly(ester-anhydride) Copolymers on Temperature and Time”

Abstract submitted for podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of AIChE, November 16-21, 2008, Philadelphia, PA, Rowe, M.D.; Walters, K.B. “Development and Characterization of Copolymers from Renewable Resource Monomers.”

Abstract submitted for podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of AIChE, November 16-21, 2008, Philadelphia, PA, Rowe, M.D.; Walters, K.B. “Hydrolytic Degradation of Renewable Copolymers.”

January 1, 2008 to March 31, 2008

Bhattacharya, P., P. H. Steele, L. L. Ingram and C.U. Pittman, Jr. 2008. The influence of plastic addition to wood biomass for production of pyrolysis liquid fuels. The Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium. March 26-28, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State, MS.

Gajjela, S.K., F. Yu, E.M. Hassan and P.H. Steele. The application of NiMo and CoMo catalysts to the hydrodeoxygenation of bio-oils. The Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium. March 26-28, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State, MS.

Li, Q., F. Yu, E.M. Hassan, L. L. Ingram, and P.H. Steele. 2008. Soil acid catalytic upgrading of bio-oils. The Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium. March 26-28, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State, MS.

Shankle, M.W. 2008. Switchgrass production and weed management in Mississippi. Mississippi Agriculture Pest Management Associations, Weed Science Session, 26-28 February 2008, Stoneville, MS, USA.

Busby, David P., Andrew Phillips and C.W. Herndon. “Construction Cost Sensitivity of a Lignocellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery” Selected Paper presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, February 2-5, 2008

Bhattacharjee, Sanjoy, Dan Petrolia and C.W. Herndon “Analysis of U.S. Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for E10 fuel: Contingent Valuation Approach.” Selected Paper presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, February 2-5, 2008

Denly, Jonathan and C.W. Herndon “Financial Analysis of Implementing an Anaerobic Digester and Free Stall Barn System on a Mississippi Dairy Farm” ” Selected Paper presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, February 2-5, 2008

Herndon, C.W. “The Ethanolization of Agriculture and the Roles for Agricultural Economists” Presidential Address presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, February 2-5, 2008

Rafael Hernandez and Todd French, “Conversion of Wastewater Treatment Facilities into Biorefineries” presented at National Biodiesel Board Conference, February 2008, Orlando, Florida.

Herndon, C.W. “The Booming Ethanol and Bioenergy Industry: Fad or Revolution for Agriculture” Presented at the Agriculture Wealth Management, Accounting and Taxation Conference, Stoneville, Mississippi, January 11, 2008.

Reeves, Sheena M., and P. J. Hill, “Crystallization of C18 Fatty Acids for the Production of Biodiesel “, presented at the 2008 AGEM Winter Symposium, Mississippi State University, January 2008.

L. Ingram, D. Mohan, P. Steele, D. Strobel, B. Mitchell, J. Mohammad, K. Cantrell, and C.U. Pittman, Jr. 2008. Pyrolysis of wood and bark in an auger reactor: Physical properties and chemical analysis of the produced bio-oils.. Energy and Fuels 22(1): 614-625.

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