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Biomass Logistics and Particle Technology Group Ileleji Research Group

Biomass Logistics and Particle Technology Research Group at ABE

Dr. Ileleji's research focus and interest at Purdue University is in the area of biomass feedstock logistics, processing, particulate flows, storage, handling, and biofeedstock engineering systems for food, feed, fuel and fiber production.
Logistics of lignocellulosic biomass:
The goal of this effort is to optimize the transportation logistics of lignocellulosic biomass from their production centers to their utilization centers in biorefineries and power plants. This work is conducted using object-oriented high-level simulation language, EXTEND™ (www.imaginetahtinc.com) to simulate and analyze the in-bound logistics and material flow of biomass from the field to the biorefinery or power plant.    
Particle technology of biofeedstocks:
This effort is aimed at fundamental understanding of preprocessing, granular biofeedstocks drying, and bulk physical and flow characteristics, especially of poor flowing biofeedstocks such as lignocellulosic biomass and dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS).
Quality characterization and monitoring of biofeedstock during production, storage and transport:
This effort is aimed at developing fundamental understanding of biofeedstock quality and its loss during production, storage and transportation with the goal of developing rapid analysis tools for quality monitoring and management using imaging and NIR technologies.
Product development and value addition to coproducts and biofeedstocks:
The goal of this effort is to develop value added products from coproducts and biomass. A recent invention from Dr. Ileleji’s lab is: Biobased Carriers from Distillers Grains with Soluble and Methods for Production thereof” (Provisional U.S. Patent 65095.P1.US).












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