Contacts by Research Area

  • Feedstocks
    • INDIAN CONSORTIUM

      Vipul Baria

      Vipul Baria
      WP1
      Senior Executive, R & D

      Abellon Clean Energy Limited
      Ahmedabad, India
      vipul.baria@abellonagrinet.com

      Related Work:  Multi-location studies, vegetative propagation of bamboo, development of logistics for feedstock

      Bharat Gami

      Bharat Gami
      WP1
      Manager, R & D

      Abellon Clean Energy Limited
      Ahmedabad, India
      bharat.gami@abelloncleanenergy.com

      Related Work:  Feedstock improvement, identification of locally adapted cultivars, optimization and large-scale production of bamboo, pearl millet and sorghum.

      S. K. Gupta

      S.K. Gupta
      WP1
      Senior Scientist (Pearl Millet Breeding)
      International Crops Research

      Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
      (ICRISAT)
      Hyderabad, India
      s.gupta@cigar.org

      Related Work: Identification of high biomass Pearl millet cultivars for marginal lands, Pearl millet breeding and germplasm maintenance. Inbred development.

      Sudhanshu Jain

      Sudhanshu Jain
      WP1
      Senior Scientist
      College of Agriculture

      Rajamata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya
      (RVSKVV)
      Gwalior, India
      sudhanshujain07@yahoo.in

      Related Work: Pearl millet breeding

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      Soundarapandian Kamaraj
      Co-Lead for WP1 and WP2
      Professor
      Department of Bioenergy

      Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)
      Coimbatore, India
      Kamarajs@hotmail.com

      Related Work:  Biomethanation and thermochemical conversion of biomass

      C. Keerthi

      C. Keerthi
      WP1
      Senior Research Fellow (SRF)

      International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
      Hyderabad, India

      Related Work: Screening high biomass sorghum genotypes for drought tolerance and transcriptomic studies of the respective genotypes for identification of differential gene expression and genetic pathways conferring resistance to drought.

      S. Mariomuthu

      S. Marimuthu
      WP1
      Assistant Professor Agronomy

      Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)
      Coimbatore, India
      sm20@tnau.ac.in

      Related Work:  Evaluation of Biomass Sorghum Cultures

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      Beena Patel
      Co-Lead for WP1 and WP3 Task Leader
      Senior General Manager

      Abellon Clean Energy Limited
      Ahmedabad, India beena.patel@abelloncleanenergy.com

      Related Work: Quality Management representative for Bio-pellets and organic bio-fertilizer standards & certification  at Abellon. Waste biomass harnessing and characterisation for application into downstream technology for production of valuable products like fuel, feed, organic chemicals, fertilizers.

      J. V. Patil

      J.V. Patil
      WP1
      Director
      Directorate for Sorghum Research (DSR)
      Hyderabad, India
      jvp@sorghum.res.in

      S.K. Chinna Ghouse Peera

      S.K. Chinna Ghouse Peera
      WP1
      Senior Research Fellow (SRF)
      International Crops Research

      Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
      (ICRISAT)
      Hyderabad, India

      Related Work: Identification of high biomass Pearl millet cultivars for marginal lands, Pearl millet breeding and germplasm maintenance. Inbred development.

      Pinnamaneni Srinivasa Rao

      Pinnamaneni Srinivasa Rao
      Co-PI and WP1 Task Leader
      Scientist (Sorghum Breeding)
      International Crops Research
      Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
      Hyderabad, India
      p.srinivasarao@cigar.org

      Laavanya Rayaprolu

      Laavanya Rayaprolu
      WP1
      Research Scholar
      International Crops Research

      Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
      Hyderabad, India

      Related Work: Compositional analysis and identification of low lignin lines for biofuel production in high biomass lines using fibretherm.

      Kirandeep Romana

      Kirandeep Romana
      WP1
      Research Associate (RA)
      International Crops Research

      Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
      Hyderabad, India

      Related Work: Screening of high biomass sorghum genotypes for nitrogen use efficiency studies.

      D. K. Shrivastava

      D.K. Shrivastava
      WP1
      Senior Scientist
      College of Agriculture

      Rajamata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (RVSKVV)
      Indore, India
      shrivastavamedherbs@rediffmail.com

      Related Work: Sorghum breeding

      S. C. Srivastava

      S.C. Srivastava
      WP1
      Technical Officer
      College of Agriculture

      Rajamata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya
      (RVSKVV)
      Gwalior, India
      sharad_eco@rediffmail.com

      Related Work: Pearl millet breeding

      Bakhtiyar Alam Syed

      Bakhtiyar Alam Syed
      WP1
      Senior Research Fellow, R & D

      Abellon Clean Energy Limited
      Ahmedabad, India
      alam.syed@abelloncleanenergy.com

      Related Work:  Multi-location studies, salinity screening, identification of salt and drought resistant bamboo, soil and environment studies, molecular and genetic variation of bamboo.

      H. S. Talwar

      H.S. Talwar
      WP1                                        
      Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology)

      Directorate for Sorghum Research
      (DSR)
      Hyderabad, India
      talwar@sorghum.res.in

      Related Work:  Climate change and abiotic stress management in sorghum

      A.V. Umakanth

      A.V. Umakanth
      Co-Lead for WP1
      Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding)

      Directorate for Sorghum Research
      (DSR)
      Hyderabad, India
      umakanth@sorghum.res.in

      Related Work:  Genetic enhancement for high biomass and low lignin sorghums.

      K. S. Vinutha

      K.S. Vinutha
      WP1
      Senior Research Fellow (SRF)
      International Crops Research

      Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
      (ICRISAT)
      Hyderabad, India

      Related Work: Conducting Multi-location trials (MLT) in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

      H. S. Yadava

      H.S. Yadava
      Co-Lead for WP1
      Director of Research, College of Agriculture
      Rajamata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya
      (RVSKVV)
      Gwalior, India
      drsrvskvv@rediffmail.com

      A. Yuvaraja

      A.Yuvaraja
      WP1
      Assistant Professor Plant breeding and Genetics
      Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)
      Coimbatore, India
      yugenetics@yahoo.com

      Related Work:  Maize breeding, germplasm maintenance and inbred development

      UNITED STATES CONSORTIUM

      Felix Fritschi

      Felix Fritschi
      Assistant Professor, Crop Physiology
      University of Missouri, Columbia
      FritschiF@missouri.edu

       

      Shibu Jose
      H.E. Garrett Endowed Professor & Director   
      Center for Agroforestry
      University of Missouri-Columbia
      joses@missouri.edu

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      Wilfred Vermerris
      Co-Lead for WP1   
      Associate Professor
      Microbiology and Cell Science Department

      University of Florida
      wev@ufl.edu

      Related Work: Genetic improvement of bioenergy crops; plant cell wall biosynthesis, bio-nanotechnology.

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    • INDIA CONSORTIUM

      Gopal Agarwal

      Gopal P. Agarwal
      Co-Lead for WP2
      Professor - Department of Biochemical
      Engineering and Biotechnology
      Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D)
      Delhi, India
      gopal@iitd.ac.in

      Related Work: Membrane Technology

      K. Chandraraj

      K. Chandraraj
      Co-Lead for WP2
      Associate Professor
      Department of Biotechnology
      Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M)
      Chennai, India
      kcraj@iitd.ac.in

      Related Work: Fermentation; Recombinant enzymes

      C. Chandrasekhar

      C. Chandrasekhar
      WP2
      Technical Officer
      Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology

      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India

      N. V. Choudary
      WP2
      General Manager (Corporate R & D)
      Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology
      HPCL
      vcnettem@hpcl.co.in

      Sriganesh Gandham
      WP2
      Executive Director - Refineries (Corporate R & D)
      HPCL
      gandham@hpcl.co.inn

      Soma Gupta

      Soma Gupta
      WP2
      Senior Research Fellow
      Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology

      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India

      Ahmed Kamal

      Ahmed Kamal
      Indian Consortium Outstanding Scientist Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India
      ahmedkamal@iict.res.in

      Related Work: Biocatalysis and Biotransformation; Drug discovery; Cancer and anti-tubercular therapeutics

      Soundarapandian kamaraj

      Soundarapandian Kamaraj
      Co-Lead for WP1 and WP2
      Professor
      Department of Bioenergy

      Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)
      Coimbatore, India
      kamarajs@hotmail.com

      Related Work:  Biomethanation and thermochemical conversion of biomass

      S. Karthikeyan

      S. Karthikeyan
      WP2
      Professor
      Department of Microbiology

      Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)
      Coimbatore, India
      skarthy@tnau.ac.in

      Related Work:  Environmental biotechnology and biofuels

      C. Ganesh Kumar

      C. Ganesh Kumar
      WP2 Task Leader, Senior Scientist
      Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India
      cgkumar@iict.res.in

      Related Work: Biocatalysis and Biotransformation; Fermentation & bioconversion; Bioactives; Biosurfactants

      Pradeep Kumar

      M. Pradeep Kumar
      WP2 - Senior Scientist
      Chemical Engineering Division
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India
      mpk@iict.res.in

      Related Work:  Process development

      Naveen Kumar

      V.K. Naveen Kumar
      WP2
      Project Assistant
      Chemical Engineering Division
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India

      Anirudh Teja Bhanu Nelabhotla

      Anirudh Teja Bhanu Nelabhotla
      WP2
      Project Assistant
      Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology

      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
      (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India

      Balajepalli Nikhila

      Balajepalli Nikhila
      WP2
      Project Assistant
      Bioengineering and Environmental Sciences Division
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
      (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India

      Reddy Shetty Prakasham

      Reddy Shetty Prakasham
      WP2
      Senior Principal Scientist

      Biochemical Engineering and Environmental Center
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
      (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India
      prakashamr@gmail.com

      Related Work:  Fermentation & bioconversion; Value added products

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      D. Ramesh
      WP2
      Professor

      Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)
      Coimbatore, India
      Ramesh.ramrahul@gmail.com

      Related Work:  Fermentation

      Peddy V. C. Rao
      Deputy General Manager- Corporate R&D
      Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
      drpvcrao@hpcl.co.in

      A. Uma Rao

      A. Uma Rao
      Co-Lead for WP2
      Associate Professor
      Department of Biotechnology

      Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU)
      Hyderabad, India
      vedavathi1@gmail.com

      Related Work:  Fermentation; Biocatalysis; Value added products
      Dr. Nivedita Sahu

      Dr. Nivedita Sahu
      WP2 - Scientist
      Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology(CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India
      nivedita@iict.res.in

      Related Work:  Applied Phycology; Biotransformations; Bioactives

      Dr. G. Sheela

      Dr. G. Sheelu
      WP2
      Senior Technical Officer
      Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India

      U. Sivakumar

      U. Sivakumar
      WP2
      Professor

      Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)
      Coimbatore, India
      usivakumartnau@gmail.com

      Related Work:  Fermentation & bioconversion; Fuels & chemicals from biomass

      Dr. S. Sridhar

      Dr. S. Sridhar
      WP2 - Principal Scientist
      Chemical Engineering Division
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India
      s_sridhar@iict.res.in

      Related Work:  Process development; Membrane technology

      Mamilla Shyam Sunder

      Mamilla Shyam Sunder
      WP2
      Chemical Engineering Division
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
      (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India

      Harshad R. Velankar

      Harshad R. Velankar
      Co-Lead for WP2
      Deputy Manager (Bioprocess Research, Corporate R & D)
      Hindustan Petroleum Corp., Ltd., (HPCL)
      Bangalore, India
      harshadrv@hpcl.co.in

      Related Work: Biobutanol fermentation

      V.V.N. Yaswanth

      V.V.N. Yaswanth
      WP2
      Project Assistant
      Biochemical Engineering and Environmental Center
      CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)
      Hyderabad, India

      UNITED STATES CONSORTIUM

      Lonnie Ingram photo

      Lonnie O. Ingram
      Distinguished Professor
      Microbiology and Cell Science Dept. Director
      Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels
      Principal Scientist
      Stan Mayfield Integrated Pilot Plant

      University of Florida
      ingram@ufl.edu

      Related Work: Genetic engineering of novel bacterial biocatalyst for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into ethanol fuels and other fermentation products which can replace imported petroleum.

      Greg Luli

      Greg Luli
      Consultant
      Stan Mayfield Integrated Pilot Plant

      University of Florida
      sgluli@ufl.edu

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      Ismael U. Nieves
      Senior Process Engineer
      Stan Mayfield Integrated Pilot Plant

      University of Florida
      ismael.nieves@ufl.edu

      George O’Connor
      Professor
      Soil and Water Sciences Department

      University of Florida
      gao@ufl.edu

      Pratap Pullammanappallil
      Associate Professor
      Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department

      University of Florida
      pcpratap@ufl.edu

      K. Ramesh Reddy
      Graduate Research Professor and Chair
      Soil and Water Sciences Department

      University of Florida
      krr@ufl.edu

      William Sagues photo

      William Sagues
      Director of Operations
      Stan Mayfield Integrated Pilot Plant

      University of Florida
      wjsagues@ufl.edu


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      Marco Fernandez Sandoval
      Process Engineer
      Stan Mayfield Integrated Pilot Plant

      University of Florida
      tulio@ufl.edu

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      KT Shanmugam
      Professor
      Microbiology and Cell Science Dept.
      Associate Director
      Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels

      University of Florida
      shan@ufl.edu

      Related Work: Genetics and regulation of nitrogen, hydrogen, and molybdate metabolism.

      Zhuoli Tian photo

      Zhuoli Tian 
      Post-Doctoral  Researcher
      Stan Mayfield Integrated Pilot Plant

      University of Florida
      troytian@ufl.edu

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      Zhaohui Tong
      Assistant Professor
      Agricultural & Biological Engineering Dept.

      University of Florida
      ztong@ufl.edu

      Related Work: Development of a full range of products that include novel polymers that can be produced from biomass, and nanoparticle development.

      Amir Varshovi
      President
      Green Technologies LLC

      gtinc@bellsouth.net

      Ann Wilkie
      Professor
      Soil and Water Sciences Department

      University of Florida
      acwilkie@ufl.edu

       

       
  • Sustainability - Energy, Emission and Economic Analysis
    • INDIA CONSORTIUM

      Mahesh Gajjar photo

      Mahesh Gajjar
      Co-lead, Baseline survey in Gujarat
      Head, Poornakumbha Gramin Development Foundation
      mahesh.gajjar@poornakumbha.org

      Related Work: Social development: specialized in rural dynamics, social marketing and participatory rural appraisal.

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      Beena Patel
      Co-Lead for WP1 and WP3 Task Leader
      Senior General Manager

      Abellon Clean Energy Limited
      Ahmedabad, India beena.patel@abelloncleanenergy.com

      Related Work: Quality Management representative for Bio-pellets and organic bio-fertilizer standards & certification  at Abellon. Waste biomass harnessing and characterisation for application into downstream technology for production of valuable products like fuel, feed, organic chemicals, fertilizers.

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      Mallapu Gopinath Reddy
      Co-PD and Socio-Economic Analyses lead
      Professor, Center for Economic and Social Studies
      mgopinathreddy@gmail.com
      www.cess.ac.in
      www.rulnr.ac.in

      Related Work: Socio-economic and  impact analyses of community forest management; Implementation and impact analysis of Forest Right Act of India-2006; Technical study on selected NTFP based enterprise governance

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      Baswapoor Suresh Reddy
      Co-lead Socio-economic and Ecological Analyses
      Associate Professor, Research Unit for Livelihood and Natural Resources, Center for Economic and Social Studies
      srihithasuresh@yahoo.com
      www.cess.ac.in
      www.rulnr.ac.in

      Related Work: Economic and  ecological Returns  from mrom Md socio-sLillet-based bio- diverse organic farms; Empirical analysis of non-pesticidal  management; Soil fertility  management in semi- arid India: livelihood, socio-cultural, economic and ecological dimensions; Economic and ecological returns from organic farms

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      Smita Yadav
      Co-lead, LCA Analyses,
      Energy and Emission Estimations

      CDM Analyst
      Abellon CleanEnergy Ltd.
      Cdm.corp@abelloncleanenergy.com

      Related work: Developing projects and registration under UNFCCC CDM. And sustainability reporting.

      UNITED STATES CONSORTIUM

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      Janaki Alavalapati
      Co-PD and WP3Leader

      Professor and Head, Department of Forest Resource and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
      jrra@vt.edu

      Related Work: Southern Forest for Future: Bioenergy metatheme; Bioenergy incentives and forest sustainability in the Southern U.S.; Bioenergy roadmap for Southern US: Impacts of bioenergy production on the conservation of wildlife habitat

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      Jianbang Gan 
      Co-PD and Energy, Emission and Economic Analyses co-lead
      Professor of Forest Resource Management and Economics, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University
      j-gan@tamu.edu 

      Related Work: Forest product trade and forestland owner engagement; Enhancing southern pine climate change mitigation and adaptation; Location, scale and biomass feedstock production: economic and environmental perspectives

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      Pankaj Lal
      Co-PD and Certification Standards and Protocols lead and Energy and Economic Analysis co-lead.

      Assistant Professor, Environmental Economics and Policy, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, NJ, USA. 
      lalp@mail.montclair.edu

      Related Work: Assessing socioeconomic impacts of forest biomass based biofuel development on rural communities; Southern Forest for Future: Bioenergy metatheme; Bioenergy Roadmap for Southern US

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      Henry Quesada-Pineda
      Supply Chain Management Analysis Co-lead

      Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
      quesada@vt.edu

      Related Work: Market analyses of international value chain of hardwood products; Development of low-grade hardwood cross-laminated timbers; Analysis of value chain for forest products industries in Mexico

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      Robert Smith
      Supply Chain Management Analysis co-lead

      Professor and Associate Dean for Engagement/Extension, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
      rsmith4@vt.edu

      Related Work: Business practices for the small to medium sized forest products firms ; Industry directory for the VA forest products industry; Market opportunities for Virginia’s wood products in Central America

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Cutting a sorghum sample

Cutting a sample of sorghum for test purposes. Sorghum crops, biofuel production.