2006-2007 Energy Center Grants (Cycle 1)

Category 1a: Bioenergy Conversion Processes — genomics, biochemistry, catalytic chemistry

Category 1b: Bioenergy Conversion Processes — chemical and industrial engineering

  • Improving Ethanol Production Efficiency: Optimization of Corn-based Feedstock Energy Conversions
    Principal Investigator: David Jackson, Food Science & Technology
    Co-Investigator(s): Wajira S. Ratnayake, Food Science & Technology, Rolando A. Flores, Food Science & Technology, Galen Erickson, Animal Science
    PI web page: David Jackson Webpage
    Abstract:  102 David Jackson Abstract

Category 2: Physics; electrical, mechanical engineering

Category 3: Architecture; architectural engineering

Category 4: Agriculture, agronomy, animal science, agriculture meteorology

  • Exploiting the Synergy between Ethanol and Distillers Grains
    Principal Investigator: Galen Erickson, Animal Science Co-Investigator(s): Terry Klopfenstein, Animal Science
    PI web page: Galen Erickson Webpage
    PI abstract:  111 Galen Erickson Abstract
  • Coupling Field Demonstrations and Simulation Model to Increase Energy and Crop Water Use Efficiency for Corn Production
    Principal Investigator: Suat Irmak, Biological Systems Engineering
    Co-Investigator(s): Haishun Yang, Agronomy & Horticulture, Achim Dobermann, Agronomy & Horticulture, Daniel Walters, Agronomy & Horticulture
    PI web page: Suat Irmak Webpage
    PI Abstract: 112 Suat Irmak Abstract
  • Dried Distillers Grains as a Source of Supplemental Energy and Protein for Developing Replacement Heifers
    Principal Investigator: Rick N. Funston, West Central Research and Extension Center
    Co-Investigator(s): Andrea S. Cupp, Animal Science, Rick J. Rasby, Animal Science
    PI web page: Rick Funston Webpage
    PI Abstract: 113 Rick Funston Abstract

Category 5: Economics, policy feasibility studies

  • An Economic Analysis of Enterprise Options for the Bio-based Economy Initiative in Central and North Central Nebraska
    Principal Investigator: Alan E. Baquet, Agricultural Economics
    PI web page:  Alan Baquet Webpage
    PI Abstract:  114 Alan Baquet Abstract