Bioenergy (REEBUB)

Renewable Energy, Environmental, Byproduct Utilization & Biosensors Lab

The REEBUB group designs solutions for bioenergy and environmental applications:

  • Use of solar stills for cost-effective drying of wet plant biomass and animal wastes
  • Low-cost biomass gasification research for on-farm use and hydrothermal liquefaction to convert wet biomass slurries (wood chips, animal wastes) into bio-oils
  • Production of biodiesel from a variety of feedstocks using an integrated approach (from harvesting techniques, storage and post-harvest processing)
  • Extraction and trans-esterification of oils into biodiesel using microwave technology

Principal Investigators: 

Chandra Theegala, Ph.D.

Dorin Boldor, Ph.D.