An official website of the United States government.

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

BREAKING THE LIGNIN BARRIER WITH TERMITE TAV5 TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY (T4): BIOPOWER AND BIOFUEL FROM AGRICULTURAL WASTE

Investigators
Sattler, M.
Institutions
University of Texas Arlington
Start date
2021
End date
2024
Objective
The overall project goal is to increase sustainability of agricultural/food production systems, by boosting efficiency of bioenergy/biofuel generation from agricultural wastes - supporting an aim of NIFA's Bioprocessing and Bioengineering program. Biogas can be used on-farm for electricity, heat, or vehicle fuel, reducing fossil fuel dependence and making agriculture systems more environmentally and economically sustainable. Specific objectives are:To advance Termite TAV5 Treatment Technology (T4) from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 (proof of concept) to TRL 4 (validated in laboratory)/TRL 6 (pilot-scale validated in relevant environment), via testing of rice husk/straw, wheat straw, and corn stover in the lab and field.To conduct a life-cycle environmental assessment of energy products (heat, electricity, and vehicle fuel) from biogas produced from agricultural wastes using T4 Technology.To compare levelized costs of energy and energy return on investment for biogas produced using T4 technology.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
View this project
Project number
TEXW-2020-08695
Accession number
1025637
Categories
Food Defense and Integrity