I’m excited to share another paper that combines experimental work on drop-in fuel production from bio-based materials with life-cycle assessment: Upgrading Lignocellulosic Products to Drop-In Biofuels via Dehydrogenative Cross-Coupling and Hydrodeoxygenation Sequence. Sanil Sreekumar is the lead author.
I have posted the pre-publication versions of most of my previous papers on the Publications page of this site. Feel free to download un-typeset copies there or access the final versions on the journals’ websites. If the paper you want is not provided in a free format, please email me to request a copy (email@example.com).
I’m thrilled to share a new paper published in PNAS today entitled “Novel pathways for fuels and lubricants from biomass optimized using life-cycle greenhouse gas assessment”. The paper combines novel experimental results for a variety of pathways converting C5 and C6 sugars to jet fuels and lubricants with life-cycle assessment and optimization to explore how different biorefinery configurations can affect the net GHG emissions. Madhesan Balakrishnan is the lead author.
Selected media coverage:
C&E News: “From Sugarcane to Jet Fuel”
Our battery end-of-life group has just published a new paper in the Journal of Power Sources on the energy and greenhouse gas implications of using post-consumer electric vehicle batteries for grid-connected stationary energy storage. Roger Sathre is the lead author. Co-authors include Olga Kavvada and Thomas Hendrickson. The paper can be accessed here.
My colleagues and I have published a new paper on the logistics, economics, and environmental tradeoffs of scale-up strategies for automotive Li-ion battery recycling in California. Hendrickson et al (2015) is available in the most recent issue of Environmental Research Letters.
I’m excited to share a couple of new papers, one in Environmental Science & Technology and one in Energy & Environmental Science. The ES&T paper, entitled “The role of lignin in reducing life-cycle carbon emissions, water use, and cost for US cellulosic biofuels” has just been posted in it’s pre-publication “just accepted” format. The other, entitled “Life-cycle net energy assessment of large-scale hydrogen production via photoelectrochemical water splitting” is led by Roger Sathre and was published by EES last month.
My colleagues and I have published a new paper in Environmental Science & Technology entitled “Achieving deep cuts in the carbon intensity of automobile transportation by 2050: Complementary roles for electricity and biofuels”. The manuscript can be downloaded here.