Lynd Research Lab: Innovative Biomass Processing Technologies

The Lynd group's activity in this domain encompasses reactor analysis and design, development and testing innovative unit operations and process concepts, process simulation and evaluation.

Ten most recent papers:

  • Archambault-Leger, V., L.R. Lynd. 2014. Fluid mechanics relevant to flow through pretreatment of cellulosic biomass. Bioresour. Technol. 157:278-283. (Article)
  • Shao, X., L. Lynd. 2013. Kinetic modeling of xylan hydrolysis in co- and countercurrent liquid hot water flow-through pretreatments. Bioresour. Technol. 130:117-124. (Article)
  • Archambault-Leger, V., X. Shao, L.R. Lynd. 2012. Integrated analysis of hydrothermal flow through pretreatment. Biotechnol. Biofuels. 5:49. (Article)
  • Podkaminer, K.K., W.R. Kenealy, C.D. Herring, D.A. Hogsett and L.R. Lynd. 2012. Ethanol and anaerobic conditions reversibly inhibit commercial cellulase activity in thermophilic simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (tSSF). Biotechnol. Biofuels. 5:43. (Article)
  • Olson, D.G., J.E. McBride, A.J. Shaw and L.R. Lynd. 2011. Recent progress in consolidated bioprocessing. Curr. Opin. Biotech. 23(3):396-405. (Article)
  • Podkaminer, K.K., X. Shao, D.A. Hogsett and L.R. Lynd. 2011. Enzyme inactivation by ethanol and development of a kinetic model for thermophilic simultaneous saccharification and fermentation at 50°C with Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum ALK2. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 108(6):1268-1278. (Abstract)
  • Shao, X., L. Lynd, A. Bakker, R. LaRoche, C. Wyman. 2010. Reactor scale up for biological conversion of cellulosic biomass to ethanol. Bioproc. Biosyst. Eng. 33:485-493. (Abstract)
  • Zhang, J. and L.R. Lynd. 2010. Ethanol production from paper sludge by simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation using recombinant xylose-fermenting microorganisms. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 107(2):235-244. (Abstract)
  • Zhang J., X. Shao, O.V. Townsend, L.R. Lynd. 2009. Simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation of paper sludge to ethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae RWB222 — Part I: Kinetic modeling and parameters. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 104:920-931. (Abstract)
  • Zhang J., X. Shao, O.V. Townsend, L.R. Lynd. 2009. Simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation of paper sludge to ethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae RWB222. Part II: Investigation of discrepancies between predicted and observed performance at high solids concentration. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 104:932-938. (Abstract)
  • Shao X., L. Lynd, C. Wyman. 2009. Kinetic modeling of cellulosic biomass to ethanol via simultaneous saccharification and fermentation: Part II. Experimental validation using waste paper sludge and anticipation of CFD analysis. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 102(1):66-72. (Abstract)

Selected additional papers:

  • Laser, M., H. Jin, K. Jayawardhana, L.R. Lynd. 2009. Co-production of ethanol and power from switchgrass. Biofuels, Bioprod. Biorefin. 3:195-218. (Abstract)
  • Dale, B.E., M.S. Allen, M. Laser, L.R. Lynd. 2009. Protein feed coproduction in biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals. Biofuels, Bioprod. Biorefin. 3:219-230. (Abstract)
  • Laser, M., H. Jin, K. Jayawardhana, B.E. Dale, L.R. Lynd. 2009. Projected mature technology scenarios for conversion of cellulosic biomass to ethanol with co-production of thermochemical fuels, power, and/or animal feed protein. Biofuels, Bioprod. Biorefin. 3:231-246. (Abstract)
  • Shao X., L. Lynd, C. Wyman, A. Bakker. 2009. Kinetic modeling of cellulosic biomass to ethanol via simultaneous saccharification and fermentation: Part I. Accommodation of intermittent feeding and analysis of staged reactors. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 102(1):59-65. (Abstract)
  • (Newton) Sendich, E., M. Laser, S. Kim, H. Alizadeh, L. Laureano-Perez, B. Dale, L. Lynd. 2008. Recent process improvements for the ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) process and resulting reductions in minimum ethanol selling price. Bioresource Technol. 99:8429-8435. (Article)
  • Lynd, L.R., W.H. van Zyl, J.E. McBride, M. Laser. 2005. Consolidated bioprocessing of cellulosic biomass: An update. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 16:577-583. (Abstract)