Bioenergy Research Projects

CURRENT

BIOENERGY CENTER FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Shahbazi A., L. Wang, D. Kuila, S. Ilias, K. Schimmel, etalia. 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2017 

A BIOREFINERY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIODIESEL AND ORGANIC FERTILIZER FROM MICROALGAE GROWN ON SWINE WASTEWATER Wang, L.J., Zhang, B., Shahbazi, A., Reddy, G.B. 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2016. $299,149

ASSESSMENT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WATES INTO TRANSPORTATION FUELS VIA PYROLYSIS – L. Wang,  A. Shahbazi – Biofuels Center of North Carolina, 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

A REACTIVE DISTILLATION PROCESS FOR UPGRADING BIO-OIL TO TRANSPORTATION FUELS AND BIOPLASTICS – L. Wang, A. Shahbazi – USDA-NIFA-CBG; 9/2/2010 – 8/31/2013

DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF MULTI-FUNCTIONAL HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS FOR PROCESSING OF USED VEGETABLE OIL INTO BIODIESEL – A. Shahbazi, L. Wang - Sub-contract from UNC-P, funded by DOE, 2011-2013.

RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTER – A. Shahbazi, L. Wang – US DOE - NREL, 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2013

PRODUCTION OF BIODIESEL AND BIOPOWER FROM WASTE MATERIALS TO IMPROVE ENERGY SECURITY AND MITIGATE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS - Shahbazi, A., L. Wang, F. Yeboah, and H. Singh - U.S. DOD, 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2012

PRODUCTION, CHARACTERIZATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF SUSTAINABLE BIO-ADHESIVE FROM ANIMAL WASTE VIA A DEMONSTRATION-SCALE PROCESS - Fini, E.H., Xiu S, et al. Partnerships for Innovation (PFI), 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2013

INSTRUMENTATION FOR PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BIO-BASED ADHESIVES FROM SWINE MANURE - Ellie H. Fini, Abolghasem Shahbazi, Sameer Hamoush, Miguel Picornell, Mufeed Basti, National Science Foundation, 2010-2013
 

For more information contact: Dr. A. Shahbazi (ash@ncat.edu), Dr. L. Wang (lwang@ncat.edu), or Michele Mims (reneem@ncat.edu)

PREVIOUS PROJECTS:

CONVERSION OF AQUATIC PLANTS AND ANIMAL WASTES TO FUELS AND CHEMICALS - Shahbazi, A., S. Xiu, L. Wang - USDA-CSREES-Evans-Allen,10/1/2008 - 9/30/2012

INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES, TEACHING AND TRAINING: USE OF BY-PRODUCTS OF BIO-FUEL FROM SWINE MANURE IN CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVES, MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION - Ellie H. Fini, Abolghasem Shahbazi, Sameer Hamoush, Miguel Picornell, Mufeed Basti, National Science Foundation, 2009-2012

Biological Conversion of Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals
Funded by: USDA-CSREES-Evans-Allen

Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Campus Bioprocessing Course Development
Funded by: USDA-CSREES-Capacity Building Grant

Assessment of Wood Wastes - Funded by State Energy Office

Assessment of crop and forest residues in NC - Supported by North Carolina State Energy Office

Assessing the Performance of Thin-Film Photovoltaic Modules in a Residential PV Application - Supported by North Carolina Energy Division

Utilization of Wood Waste and Residue in North Carolina - Funded by: North Carolina Energy Division

Continuous Fermentation of Mixed Substrate to produce Lactic Acid with Immobilized Bacteria - Funded by:  USDA-CSREES-Evans-Allen Fund

The Effect of pH and Substrate Concentration in the fermentation of sugars - Supported by USDA- CSREES-Evans-Allen Fund

Course Development: Engineering Properties of Biological Materials - Subcontract from Purdue University

Enhancing Agricultural Engineering curriculum by incorporating Geographic Information System (GIS) - Funded by: USDA-CSREES-Capacity Building Grant

Potentials of the solar fruit drying cottage industry in Senegal - Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development

Designing a low cost and practical solar fruit drying system for developing countries - Supported by the US Agency for International development

Producing Ethyl alcohol in a fluidized-bed bioreactor by immobilized hemophilic bacteria - Supported by USDA-CSREES-Evans-Allen Fund

For more information contact: Dr. A. Shahbazi (ash@ncat.edu), Dr. L. Wang (lwang@ncat.edu), or Michele Mims (reneem@ncat.edu)