Our group is dedicated to the research and development of the sustainable and renewable technologies which, when implemented on a commercial scale, will impact future fuel, chemical, food, and water production.

selected publications
Academic Articles165
  • Holtzapple, M. T., Wu, H., Weimer, P. J., Dalke, R., Granda, C. B., Mai, J., & Urgun-Demirtas, M. (2022). Microbial communities for valorizing biomass using the carboxylate platform to produce volatile fatty acids: A review. Bioresource Technology. 344(Pt B), 126253-126253.
  • Yoon, S. Y., & Holtzapple, M. T. (2021). Impact of the First-Year Foundation Coalition Curriculum on Graduation Outcomes of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Students. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION. 37(6), 1683-1699.
  • Rughoonundun, H., Fu, Z., Mann, T., Wales, M. E., & Holtzapple, M. T. (2020). Oxidative submerged lime pretreatment and high-solids saccharification of corn stover. Biomass and Bioenergy. 139, 105626-105626.
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  • Kamphuis, N. R., Gueymard, C. A., Holtzapple, M. T., Duggleby, A. T., & Annamalai, K. (2020). Perspectives on the origin, derivation, meaning, and significance of the isotropic sky model. Solar Energy. 201, 8-12.
  • Pang, W., Hou, D., Ke, J., Chen, J., Holtzapple, M. T., Tomberlin, J. K., ... Li, Q. (2020). Production of biodiesel from CO2 and organic wastes by fermentation and black soldier fly. Renewable Energy. 149, 1174-1181.
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  • Wyman, C. E., Dale, B. E., Balan, V., Elander, R. T., Holtzapple, M. T., Ramirez, R. S., ... Kumar, R. (2013). Comparative Performance of Leading Pretreatment Technologies for Biological Conversion of Corn Stover, Poplar Wood, and Switchgrass to Sugars. Aqueous Pretreatment of Plant Biomass for Biological and Chemical Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals. 239-259. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Ramirez, R. S., Holtzapple, M., & Piamonte, N. (2013). Fundamentals of Biomass Pretreatment at High pH. Aqueous Pretreatment of Plant Biomass for Biological and Chemical Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals. 145-167. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • R., J., Osunsan, O., & T., M. (2011). Advanced Mechanical Vapor-Compression Desalination System. Desalination, Trends and Technologies. InTech.
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  • A.D.Smith, .., Landoll, M., Falls, M., & Holtzapple, M. T. (2010). Chemical production from lignocellulosic biomass: thermochemical, sugar and carboxylate platforms. Bioalcohol Production. 391-414. Elsevier.
  • Granda, C. B., & Holtzapple, M. T. (2008). Biorefineries for Solvents: the MixAlco Process. Bioenergy. 347-360. ASM Press.
Conference Papers34
  • Yoon, S. Y., Holtzapple, M., & Dunbar, B. (2017). Longitudinal Effects of the Foundation Coalition Curriculum on Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Student Performance. 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. 2017-June,
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  • Simbaqueba, A., Sierra, R., & Holtzapple, M. (2013). Anaerobic fermentation of sugarcane bagasse to carboxylic acids. Sustainable Engineering Forum 2013 - Core Programming Area at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting: Global Challenges for Engineering a Sustainable Future. 209-210.
  • Holtzapple, M. T. (2012). Carboxylate platform: Liquid fuels from biomass. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 243,
  • Sierra, R., Holtzapple, M. T., & Granda, C. B. (2011). Long-term lime pretreatment of poplar wood. AIChE Journal. 57(5), 1320-1328.
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  • Pham, V., Granda, C., Holtzapple, M., & El-Halwagi, M. (2010). Techno-economic analysis of biomass to fuel via the MixAlco process. 10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety.
  • Holtzapple, M., Rabroker, A., Ross, M., Atmur, S., & Noyes, G. (2014). Gerotor apparatus for a quasi-isothermal Brayton cycle engine.
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  • Holtzapple, M. T., Madison, M. J., Ramirez, R. S., Deimund, M. A., Falls, M., & Dunkleman, J. J. (2014). Biomass shock pretreatment.
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  • Holtzapple, M., Davison, R., Lowery Jr., L., & Granda, C. (2012). Methods for pretreatment and processing of biomass.
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  • Hall, K., Holtzapple, M., & Capareda, S. (2012). Integrated biofuel production system.
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