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Selected projects under our Bioenergy Research efforts include technology validation and emissions assessments for first and second generation biofuels and their agricultural feedstocks. Using advanced modeling we quantify tailpipe emissions from different ethanol-gasoline blends for local markets as well as internationally. We quantify greenhouse gas reductions from biofuels use in vehicles by employing the latest life cycle greenhouse gas models such as the Argonne National Laboratory GREET model. On the feedstock side our research group documents efficient farming technologies and we model the impact of conservation management practices on life cycle emissions of biofuels. Using diverse remote sensing tools we assess land use change and research the statistical error associated with different land use classification methodologies. Our research has been presented around the global including India, China, South Korea, and Mexico.
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Initiative Organization CENTURY Soil Carbon Work U of I Champaign, Argonne 2008 & 2012 Ethanol Plant Surveys RFA, Industry (80 EthanolPlants) Available Lands Work UIC University of Chicago LandUse Model Development University of Chicago, Argonne, IowaState Baseline Time Accounting NovozymesDenmark Yield-Price Elasticity NC State, IA Corn Growers Focus Group GHG Emissions from Enzymeand Yeast Production Argonne, Corn to Ethanol ResearchCenter Sustainable Stover Removal Paper Purdue University, LifeCycle Associates Sustainable Stover Removal SELC CARB Pathway SiouxlandEthanol, Houston Biofuels LUC in Vicinity of Ethanol Plant Studies UIC, Institutefor Technology Development, Industry CopenhaverRemote Sensing Uncertainty Analysis for RFS2 NASA,UIC GHG Impact of Future Corn Ethanol work for ICMB Ross KorvesPro Exporter Network, Life Cycle Associates Combustion Emissions Work O’Shea Environmental Associates Bioproducts, Ethyl Lactate & ZeinProduction Industry, Life Cycle Associates ISCC Remote Sensing Studies/Board Position International Sustainability and Carbon Certification EU Biodiesel Work Don O’Connor, Air Improvement Resources