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2015 Publications

A listing of research and refereed publications for 2015 as a result of faculty research in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State.

Research Activity  


Refereed journal articles

  • Cavalloa,E., S. Gorucu, and D. Murphy.  2015. Perception of side rollover hazards in a Pennsylvania rural population while operating an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Work: 51, 281–288.
  • Ciolkosz, D., Hilton, R., Swomley, D., Yi, H., Puri, V., and G Roth. 2015. Farm-scale biomass pelletizer performance for switchgrass pellet production. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 31(4)559-567.
  • Coban, H.B., A. Demirci, and I. Turhan. 2015. Microparticle enhanced aspergillus ficuum phytase production in submerged fermentations. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. 38(6):1075-1080. DOI 10.1007/s00449-014-1349-4.
  • Coban, H.B., A. Demirci, and I. Turhan. 2015. Microparticle-enhanced phytase production in fed-batch and continuous fermentations by Aspergillus ficuum. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. 38:1431–1436. DOI: 10.1007/s00449-015-1384-9.
  • Coban, H.B., and A. Demirci. 2015. Improved submerged Aspergillus ficuum phytase production in bench-top bioreactors by optimization of fermentation medium . Acta Alimentaria, An International Journal of Food Science. 44 (4):549–560. DOI: 10.1556/066.2015.44.0027.
  • Deng, Y., N. Nagachar, L. Fang, X. Luan, J.M. Catchmark, M. Tien, and T Kao.  2015. Isolation and characterization of two cellulose morphology mutants of gluconacetobacter hansenii ATCC23769 producing cellulose with lower crystallinity. PloS One 10 (3): e0119504-.
  • Ercan, D. and A. Demirci. 2015. Current and future trends for biofilm reactors for fermentation processes. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. 35 (1):1-14. DOI 10.3109/07388551.2013.793170.
  • Ercan. D., and A. Demirci. 2015. Enhanced human lysozyme produced by Kluyveromyces lactis K7 in biofilm reactor coupled with online recovery system. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 98:68–74. DOI: 10.1016/j.bej.2015.02.032.
  • Ercan. D. and A. Demirci. 2015. Effects of fed-batch and continuous fermentations on human lysozyme production by Kluyveromyces lactis K7 in biofilm reactors. Journal of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. 38(12): 2461-2468. DOI: 10.1007/00449-015-1483-7.
  • Espah Borujeni A., D.M. Mishler, J. Wang, W. Huso, and H.M. Salis. 2015. Automated Physics-based Design of Synthetic Riboswitches from Diverse RNA Aptamers. Nucleic Acids Research.
  • Fang, L. and J.M. Catchmark.  2015.  Characterization of cellulose and other exopolysaccharides produced from gluconacetobacter strains. Carbohydrate Polymers 115: 663-9.
  • Farasat I. and H.M. Salis. 2015. A Biophysical Model of CRISPR/Cas9 Activity for Rational Design of Genome Editing and Gene Regulation. PLoS Computational Biology.
  • Gall, H.E., S.A. Sassman, B. Jenkinson, L.S. Lee, and C.T. Jafvert. 2015. Comparison of export dynamics of nutrients and animal-borne estrogens from a tile-drained Midwestern agroecosystem. Water Research. 72:162-173.
  • Germec, M., I. Turhan, M. Karhan, and A. Demirci. 2015. Ethanol Production via Repeated-Batch Fermentation from Carob Pod Extract by Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae in Biofilm Reactor. Fuel. 161:304–311. DOI:10.1016/j.fuel.2015.08.060.
  • Gorucu S., D. Murphy, and C. Kassab. 2015. Occupational and Nonoccupational Farm Fatalities Among Youth for 2000 Through 2012 in Pennsylvania, Journal of Agromedicine, 20:2, 125-139.
  • Histrov, A.N., K. Heyler, E. Schurman, K. Griswold, P. Topper, M. Hile, V. Ishler, E. Fabian-Wheeler and S. Dinh. 2015. Case Study: Reducing dietary protein decreased the ammonia emitting potential of manure from commercial dairy farms. Professional Animal Scientist: 31(1): 68-79.
  • Hu, C., J. Ji, X. Hu, J. Liu, and S. Li. 2015. Analysis of Flow Field and Pumping Performance for a Valveless Piezoelectric Pump with a Hemisphere-segment Group. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 61(2015)12, 731-740.
  • Izmirlioglu, G. and A. Demirci. 2015. Enhanced Bio-ethanol production from industrial potato waste by statistical medium optimization. The International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 16 (10), 24490-24505. DOI:10.3390/ijms161024490.
  • Kapp, N.E., W.J. Barnes, T.L. Richard and C.T. Anderson. 2015. Imaging with the fluorogenic dye Basic Fuchsin reveals subcellular patterning and ecotype variation of lignification in Brachypodium distachyon. Journal of Experimental Botany erv158. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erv158.
  • Karamchandani, A., H. Yi, and V.M. Puri. 2015. Fundamental mechanical properties of ground switchgrass for quality assessment of pellets. Powder Technology, 283, 48-56.
  • Kim, K., H. Yi, M.S. Zamil, M.A. Haque, and V.M. Puri. 2015. Multiscale stress-strain characterization of outer onion epidermal peel tissue in wet and dry states. American Journal of Botany, 102(1): 12-20.
  • Kushwaha M. and H.M. Salis. 2015. A Portable Expression Resource for Engineering Cross-species Genetic Circuits and Pathways. Nature Communications.
  • Lascano, G.J., A.J. Heinrichs, R.R. Gary, P.A. Topper, R.C. Brandt, A. Adviento-Borbe and E.F. Fabian. 2015. Effects of forage-to-concentrate ratio and dietary fiber manipulations on gas emissions and olfactometry from manure of Holstein heifers. Journal Dairy Science: 98(3): 1928-1937.
  • Lee, C.M., J. Gu, K. Kafle, J.M. Catchmark, and S.H. Kim.  2015. Cellulose produced by gluconacetobacter xylinus strains ATCC 53524 and ATCC 23768: Pellicle formation, post-synthesis aggregation and fiber density. Carbohydrate Polymers 133 : 270-6.
  • Lyons, D.J., P.H. Heinemann, J.R. Schupp, T.A. Baugher, J. Liu.  2015. Development of a Selective Automated Blossom Thinning System for Peaches. Transactions of the ASABE, 58(6): 1447-1457.
  • Malcolm, G.M., G.G.T. Camargo, V.A. Ishler, T.L. Richard, and H.D. Karsten. 2015. Corrigendum to Energy and greenhouse gas analysis of northeast U.S. dairy cropping systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 204: 83-84.
  • Malcolm, G.M., G.G.T. Camargo, V.A. Ishler; T.L. Richard and H.D. Karsten. 2015. Energy and greenhouse gas analysis of northeast U.S. dairy cropping systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 199:407-417.
  • McGraw, Daniel F., Paul M. Smith, and Min Chen.  2015.  Content analysis of decking material business-to-business ads: 2002-2014. Wood & Fiber Sci. 47(1):84-95.
  • Nili, A,, H. Yi, V.H. Crespi, and V.M. Puri. 2015. Examination of biological hotspot hypothesis of primary cell wall using a computational cell wall network model. Cellulose, 22: 1027-1038.
  • Ng C.Y., I. Farasat, C. Maranas, and H.M. Salis.  2015. Rational Design of a Synthetic Entner-Doudoroff pathway for Improved and Controllable NADPH Regeneration. Metabolic Engineering.
  • Pandey, J.L., B. Wang, B.G. Diehl, T.L. Richard, G. Chen, and C.T. Anderson. 2015.  A versatile click-compatible monolignol probe to study lignin deposition in plant cell walls. PLOS ONE 10(4) e0121334.
  • Shao, X., K.M DiMarco, T.L Richard and L.R Lynd. 2015. Winter rye as a bioenergy feedstock:  impact of crop maturity on composition, biological solubilization and potential revenue. Biotechnology for Biofuels 8:35. DOI: 10.1186/s13068-015-0225-z.
  • Shi, W. and P.M. Smith.  2015.  Effects of international trade show marketing strategies on trade show performance: does experience matter?  Wood & Fiber Sci. 47(1):96-108.
  • Snipes S.A., J. M. Smyth, D. J. Murphy, P. Y. Miranda, F.A. Montiel Ishino. 2015. Provision Increases Reported PPE Use for Mexican Immigrant Farmworkers: An mHealth Pilot Study. J. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57 (12): 1343-1346.
  • Soo, V.,  M. McAnulty, A. Tripathi, F. Zhu, L. Zhang, E. Hatzakis, P. Smith, S. Agrawal, H. Nazem-Bokaee, S. Gopalakrishnan, H. Salis, J. Ferry, C. Maranas, A. Patterson and T. Wood.  2016.  Reversing methanogenesis to capture methane for liquid biofuel precursors. Microbial Cell Factories.
  • Tian T. and H.M. Salis. 2015. A Predictive Biophysical Model of Translational Coupling to Coordinate and Control Protein Expression in Bacterial Operons. Nucleic Acids Research.
  • Uslu, G., A. Demirci, and J. M. Regan. 2015. Efficacy of pulsed UV-light treatment on wastewater effluent disinfection and suspended solid reduction. Journal of Environmental Engineering. 141(6):04014090:1-10. DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000912.
  • Williams, M.R., A.R. Buda, H.A. Elliott, J. Hamlett, E.W. Boyer, and J.P. Schmidt. 2014. Groundwater flow path dynamics and nitrogen transport potential in the riparian zone of an agricultural headwater catchment. J. Hydrol. 511:870-879.
  • Williams, M.R., A.R. Buda, H.A. Elliott, K. Singha, J. Hamlett. 2015. Influence of riparian seepage zones on nitrate variability in two agricultural headwater streams. J Amer. Water Resources Assoc.  51(4):883-897.
  • Williams, M.R., A.R. Buda, H.A. Elliott, A.S. Collick, C. Dell, P.J.A. Kleinman. 2015. Linking nitrogen management, seep chemistry, and stream water quality in two agricultural headwater watersheds. J. Environ. Qual. 44:910-920.
  • Xiong, X., T.L. Richard, and M. Kumar. 2015. Integrated acidogenic digestion and carboxylic acid separation by nanofiltration membranes for the lignocellulosic carboxylate platform. Journal of Membrane Science 489:275-283. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.04.022
  • Zamil, S.M., H. Yi, and V.M. Puri. 2015. The mechanical properties of plant cell walls at the subcellular scale: the implications of water and of the middle lamella. Journal of Materials Science, 50(20): 6608-6623.

Conference papers and other non-refereed articles

  • Agarwal, U.P., R.S. Reiner, C.G. Hunt, J. Catchmark, E.J. Foster, and A.Isogai. “Comparison of cellulose supramolecular structures between nanocrystals of different origins.” (2015): 6-9. Proceedings of the 18th ISWFPC (International Symposium on Wood, Fiber, and Pulping Chemistry) held in Vienna (Sept 9 -11, 2015).  
  • Brandt R.C., L.C. Boudeman, B. Wilcox, and T.E. Johnston. 2015. Odors and Alkaline-Stabilized Biosolids - In-House Assessment Strategy to Improve Product Quality. Annual Residuals and Biosolids Conference. Water Environment Federation Annual Conference. Washington D.C. June 8, 2015. Paper Number 04C.
  • Brandt, R.C., A.B. Stephens, and T.E. Johnston. 2015. University Area Joint Authority - Odor Control Study - Odor Emission Data Summary and Air Dispersion Model Results. Technical Memorandum prepared for HRG Engineers, State College, PA. 72 pgs.
  • Brandt R.C., A.B. Stephens, J. Brown, C. Miller, B. Burns. 2015. The University Area Joint Authority Odor Control Study - A How-To Guide. WEFTEC Annual conference. Water Environment Federation Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. Sept. 29, 2015. Paper Number 309C.
  • Ciolkosz, D., Heil, N., and M. Jacobson. 2015. On-farm production of grass pellets. Presented at 2015 Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineers Conference (NABEC). 13 July, 2015. Newark, DE.
  • Ciolkosz, D., and A. Demirci. 2015. Renewable energy and sustainability systems: student preferences for graduate online education. Presented at 2015 Research Symposium. Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment. 01 May, 2015.
  • Chi, K., and J.M. Catchmark.  "The influences of xylan on the properties of bacterial cellulose nanocrystals." In 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, p. 1. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2015.
  • Fabian-Wheeler, E. M.L. Hile and R.C. Brandt. 2015. Gypsum bedding impact on operator exposure to hydrogen sulfide from dairy manure storages. ASABE Paper No. 2182514. ASABE, St. Joseph, MI. 10 pages.
  • Fabian-Wheeler, E., R.C. Brandt, M.L. Hile and R. Mikesell. 2015. Humic manure additive reduces odor from Pennsylvania swine finishing operation. ASABE Paper No. 2182471. ASABE, St. Joseph, MI. 15 pages.
  • Fabian-Wheeler, E., M. Hile and R. Brandt.  2015. Manure Gas Risks Associated with Gypsum Bedding at Dairy Farms: Final Report. USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant. Agreement #: 69-2D37-13-673. 100 pp.  
  • Hile, M.L., R.C. Brandt, A.L. Allen and E. Fabian-Wheeler. 2015. Reducing odor emissions using subsurfer litter application technology. ASABE Paper No. 2182493. ASABE, St. Joseph, MI. 8 pages.
  • Hile, M.L. and E. Fabian-Wheeler. 2015. Gypsum bedding impact on hydrogen sulfide release from dairy manure storages. Proceedings of Dairy Environmental Systems and Climate Adaptation Conference. July 2015. Ithaca NY. USA. 13 pages.
  • Hile, M.L., A.L. Allen, N. Chepketer, R.B. Bryant, E.B. May, F.M. Hashem, H.A. Elliott, R.C. Brandt, L.C. Kibet and P.J.A. Kleinman.  2015.  Effects of subsurface litter application technology on odor quality.  Presented in Seattle, Washington at Waste to Worth national meeting.  Reference No. 9577725.
  • Hofstetter, D., H. Manbeck, D. Murphy, and V. Puri. 2015. Enhanced online CFD tool features for ventilating manure pits. ASABE Paper Number 2187765. ASABE International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, July 26-29, 2015. 10p.
  • Jepsen S. D., D. Murphy, D. Hill, M. Pate, R. Lawver, A. Mann, K. Mann. A 2015. U.S. Approach towards Safety Education for Youth in Agriculture. International Conference Rural Health & Ragusa SHWA: September 8-11, 2015 Lodi – Italy. 252-60     Available at: www.ragusashwa.it/shwa2015/pdf/PAPERS_SHWA2015.pdf.
  • Lee, C., R.C. Araujo, K.M. Koenig, M. Hile, E.E. Fabian and K.A. Beauchemin. 2015. Effect of feeding encapsulated nitrate on ammonia and greenhouse gas emission from manure of beef cattle. Poster and proceedings abstract for Sixth Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference. February 2015. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Liu, K., and J.M. Catchmark.  "Cellulose manocomposites production through co-culturing." In 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, p. 1. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2015.
  • Murphy D., K. Donham, R. Rautiainen, C. Sheridan. 2015. International Conference Rural Health & Ragusa SHWA: September 8-11, 2015 Lodi, Italy, page. 198-200. www.ragusashwa.it/shwa2015/pdf/PAPERS_SHWA2015.pdf.
  • Murphy D., D. Schaufler. 2014. What Makes Up a Safety and Health Management Program? Presented at All-Hands Meeting, Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium, October 23, State College, PA.
  • Ochoa N., D. Murphy, S. Brennan. Experimental determination of operator perception of tractor instability. Conference Rural Health & Ragusa SHWA: September 8-11, 2015 Lodi, Italy.  pp 294-301 www.ragusashwa.it/shwa2015/pdf/PAPERS_SHWA2015.pdf.
  • Wang, X., V.M. Puri, A. Demirci, R.E. Graves. 2015. Mathematical modeling of deposit removal from stainless steel pipeline during cleaning-in-place of milking system with electrolyzed oxidizing water. ASABE Paper No. 2189957. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 11 pp.
  • Wang, X., V.M. Puri, A. Demirci, R.E. Graves. 2015. One-step cleaning-in-place for milking blended electrolyzed oxidizing water. ASABE Paper No. 2189967. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 10 pp.
  • White, C. and T.L. Richard. 2015. The Effects of Aerobic Storage Conditions for Dedicated Energy Crops. Presented at NABEC Regional Meeting, July 12-15, 2015, Newark, DE.
  • White, C. and T.L. Richard. 2015. The Effects of Aerobic Storage Conditions for Dedicated Energy Crops. NEWBio Annual Meeting, August 3 - 5, 2015, Morgantown WV.
  • Yi, H., A. Karamchandani, D. Ciolkosz, and V. Puri. 2015. Mechanical quality assessment of compacts using powder properties. Bulk Solids. 01 June, 2015.

Abstracts published

  • Agarwal, U.P., R.S. Reiner, C. Hunt, E.J. Foster, A. Isogai, J. Catchmark.  2015. Understanding crystallinity change upon production of CNCs. American Chemical Society Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015.
  • Demirci, A., G. Uslu, and J. M. Regan. 2015. Disinfection and suspended solid reduction of  municipal wastewater effluent by flow-through pulsed UV-light treatment system. The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Abstract # 136.
  • Duque, L.P. and N.R. Brown.  “Morphological studies on lignin-anthracite briquettes.”  ENFL Division, American Chemical Society.  Paper 110.  Sunday, March 22, 2015.  Denver, Colorado.
  • Duque, L.P. and N.R. Brown.  “Lignin-coated magnetic nanoparticles for mercury absorption.”  ENVR Division, American Chemical Society.  Paper 198.  Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  Denver, Colorado.
  • Ercan, D., A. Demirci, and V. M. Puri. 2015. Modeling of human lysozyme production by Kluyveromyces lactis K7 in biofilm reactor. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. Abstract # 026.
  • Izmirlioglu, G. and A. Demirci. 2014. Optimization of fermentation parameters for production of ethanol from industrial potato waste by simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation in biofilm reactors.  Conference of Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. St. Louis, MO. Abstract # 30524.
  • Izmirlioglu, G. and A. Demirci. 2015. Ethanol fermentation from industrial potato waste in biofilm reactors.  37th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. St. San Diego, CA. Abstract # 29592.
  • Izmirlioglu, G. and A. Demirci. 2015. Medium optimization of simultaneous starch saccharification and ethanol fermentation in biofilm reactors. 37th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. St. San Diego, CA. Abstract # 29611.
  • Shannon, R. D. and T. M. Bennett. 2015. Engaged Scholarship: An Environmental Major Encircled in Learning. 2015., NACTA Journal, Vol. 59 Supplement 1, p.91.  Presentation at 61th North American College Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Athens, GA, June 2015.
  • Shannon, R. D. and T. M. Bennett. 2015. Orienting the First Year Student: Mapping the Future. NACTA Journal, Vol. 59 Supplement 1, p.89.  Presentation at 61th North American College Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Athens, GA, June 2015.
  • Weng, Y., K. Kafle, S.H. Kim, J.M. Catchmark.  2015. Structural characterization of annealed bacterial cellulose by SFG, FTIR and XRD.  American Chemical Society Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015.
  • Yu, Y., G. R. Ziegler, A. Demirci, R.F. Roberts. 2015. Evaluation of electrolyzed oxidizing water for clean-in-place of milk processing equipment. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. Abstract # 040.

Books

  • Pometto, III, A. L. and A. Demirci (Eds). 2015. Biofilms in the Food Environment. 2nd edition. Blackwell Publishing. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Chichester, West Sussex, UK.

Book Chapters

  • Diaz-Chavez, R., F.X. Johnson, T.L. Richard and H. Chanakya. 2015. Biomass Resources, Energy Access and Poverty Reduction. Pages 704-725 in: Bioenergy and Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps. G.M. Souza, R.L. Victoria, C.A Joly and L.M. Verdade (eds.).  Scientific Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE) – FAPESP – BIOEN – BIOTA+10 – FAPESP Climate Change, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Ercan, D., A. Demirci, and A. L. Pometto III. 2015. Applications of Biofilm Reactors for Production of Value-added Products by Microbial Fermentation. In Biofilms in the Food Environment. 2nd edition. Pometto III. A. L. and Demirci, A., Eds. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Chichester, West Sussex, UK.
  • Foust, T.D., D. Arent, I. de Carvelho Macedo, J. Goldemberg, C. Hoysala, R.M. Filho, F.E.B. Nigro, T.L. Richard, J.N. Saddler, J. Samseth, and C.R. Somerville.  2015. Energy Security. Pages 58-87 in: Bioenergy and Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps. G.M. Souza, R.L. Victoria, C.A Joly and L.M. Verdade (eds.).  Scientific Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE) – FAPESP – BIOEN – BIOTA+10 – FAPESP Climate Change, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Janowiak, J.  Undervalued Hardwoods for Engineered Materials and Components, 2nd edition.  (contributor)
  • Janowiak, J.  Hardwood Glued-Laminated Timber, (updates and review, completed).
  • Richard, T.L. and H. El-Lakany. 2015. Agriculture and Forestry Integration. Pages. 462-483 in: Bioenergy and Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps. G.M. Souza, R.L. Victoria, C.A Joly and L.M. Verdade (eds.).  Scientific Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE) – FAPESP – BIOEN – BIOTA+10 – FAPESP Climate Change, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Souza, G.M., R.L. Victoria, L.M. Verdade, C.A. Joly, P.E.A. Netto, C.H. de Brito Cruz, H. Cantarella, H.L. Chum, L.A.B. Cortez, R. Diaz-Chavez, E. Fernandes, G.B. Fincher, J. Goldemberg, L.A.H. Nogueira, B.J. Huntley, F.X. Johnson, S. Kaffka, A. Karp, M.R.L.V. Leal, S. P. Long, L.R. Lynd, I. de Carvelho Macedo, R.M. Filho, A.M. Nassar, F.E.B. Nigro, P. Osseweijer, T.L. Richard, J.N. Saddler, J. Samseth, V. Seebaluck, C.R. Somerville, L. van der Wielen, M.-A. Van Sluys, J. Woods, and H. Youngs.  2015. SCOPE Bioenergy and Sustainability. Pages 5-24 in: Bioenergy and Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps. G.M. Souza, R.L. Victoria, C.A Joly and L.M. Verdade (eds.).  Scientific Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE) – FAPESP – BIOEN – BIOTA+10 – FAPESP Climate Change, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Souza, G.M., R.L. Victoria, L.M. Verdade, C.A. Joly, P.E.A. Netto, H. Cantarella, H.L. Chum, L.A.B. Cortez, R. Diaz-Chavez, E. Fernandes, G.B. Fincher, J. Goldemberg, L.A.H. Nogueira, B.J. Huntley, F.X. Johnson, A. Karp, M.R.L.V. Leal, L.R. Lynd, I. de Carvelho Macedo, R.M. Filho, M.P. Massafera, A.M. Nassar, F.E.B. Nigro, P. Osseweijer, T.L. Richard, J.N. Saddler, J. Samseth, V. Seebaluck, C.R. Somerville, L. van der Wielen, M.-A. Van Sluys, J. Woods, and H. Youngs.  2015. Bioenergy Numbers. Pages 26-54 in: Bioenergy and Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps. G.M. Souza, R.L. Victoria, C.A Joly and L.M. Verdade (eds.).  Scientific Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE) – FAPESP – BIOEN – BIOTA+10 – FAPESP Climate Change, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Tanjore, D. and T.L. Richard. 2015. A Systems View of Lignocellulose Hydrolysis. Pages 387-419 in: Advances in Bioprocess Technology. R. Pogaku (ed.). Springer International Publishing, Zug, Switzerland.
  • Wang, X., A. Demirci, and V. M. Puri. 2015. Biofilms in Dairy and Dairy Processing Equipment and Control Strategies. In Biofilms in the Food Environment. 2nd edition. Pometto III. A. L. and Demirci, A., Eds. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Chichester, West Sussex, UK.

Extension activities


Videos

  • Schaufler, Douglas.  LearnNow:  Winter Hazards of Biomass Production.  College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State.

On-line courses

  • Ciolkosz, Daniel.  On-Farm Production of Biogas. Penn State Extension Renewable Energy Academic Online Course. Under Development.

Web articles

Newsletter contributions

  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. High Efficiency Homes - Part 1. Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Newsletter (online). http://energy.extension.psu.edu - published September 30, 2015.
  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. High Efficiency Lighting on the Farm - Part 3. Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Newsletter (online). http://energy.extension.psu.edu - published September 30, 2015.
  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. High Efficiency Lighting for the Farm - Part 2. Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Newsletter (online). http://energy.extension.psu.edu - published July 9, 2015.
  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. Wood Energy Short Course and Tour July 21st. Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Newsletter (online). http://energy.extension.psu.edu - published July 9, 2015.
  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. Using Corn to Dry Corn. Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Newsletter (online).
    http://energy.extension.psu.edu - published May 12, 2015.
  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. High Efficiency Lighting for the Farm - Part 1. Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Newsletter (online). http://energy.extension.psu.edu - published April 23, 2015.
  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. Energy Efficient Lighting for Farms. Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Newsletter (online). http://energy.extension.psu.edu - published January 11, 2015.
  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. Milton Digester an Opportunity for Farmers. Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Newsletter (online). http://energy.extension.psu.edu - published January 11, 2015.
  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. PA Schools Getting Into Bioenergy. Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Newsletter (online). http://energy.extension.psu.edu - published January 11, 2015.

Fact sheets and other written extension documents

  • Brandt, R.C. H.A. Elliott, E.E. Fabian, M.L. Hile and R.E. Mikesell. 2014. Manure additive shows swine odor reduction. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Fact Sheet G-111, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  5 pp.
  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. Case Study: Biomass Grass Pellets on the Farm. FarmEnergyIQ Program. Northeast SARE Grant. Posted online at http://www.extension.org/pages/72679/manufacturingwood-and-grass-pellets#.VXbsmM9VhBc.
  • Ciolkosz, D. 2015. On-Farm Production of Biomass Pellets. FarmEnergyIQ Program. Northeast SARE Grant. Posted online at http://www.extension.org/pages/72679/manufacturingwood-and-grass-pellets#.VXbsmM9VhBc.
  • Fabian-Wheeler, E.  Gypsum Bedding-risks and recommendations for manure handling. National eXtension Manure Management. Web page; poster; webinar; technical article http://articles.extension.org/pages/67660/gypsum-bedding-risks-and-recommendations-for-manure-handling
  • Fabian-Wheeler, E.  Gypsum Bedding. Penn State Extension site. http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/health/facilities/gypsum-bedding
  • Fabian-Wheeler, E. and M. Hile 2015. Manure storage design and safety considerations with gypsum bedding. Fact Sheet E-70, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  2 pp.
  • Fabian-Wheeler, E. 2015. Resources for ventilation of livestock housing. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Fact Sheet, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  4 pp.
  • Fabian (Wheeler) E. 2007-2015. (updated annually) Horse stable and riding arena resources.  Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Fact Sheet G-106, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  2 pp.
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