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.

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Academic Articles163
  • 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. (pp. 239-259). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • 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. (pp. 145-167). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • Lara, J. R., Osunsan, O., & Holtzapple, M. T. (2011). Advanced Mechanical Vapor-Compression Desalination System. Desalination, Trends and Technologies. InTech.
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  • Smith, A. D., Landoll, M., Falls, M., & Holtzapple, M. T. (2010). Chemical production from lignocellulosic biomass: Thermochemical, sugar and carboxylate platforms. Bioalcohol Production: Biochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass. (pp. 391-414). Elsevier.
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  • Granda, C. B., & Holtzapple, M. T. (2008). Biorefineries for Solvents: the MixAlco Process. Bioenergy. (pp. 347-360). ASM Press.
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Conference Papers34
  • 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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