Selected Recent Publications

Li, K., S. Kirkland, B-L. Yeo, C. Tubbesing, V. Bandaru, L. Song, L. Holstege, B.R. Hartsough, A. Kendall and B.M. Jenkins. 2023. Integrated economic and environmental modeling of forest biomass for renewable energy in California: Part I – Model development. Biomass and Bioenergy 173:106774,

El Mashad, H.M., A. Edalati, R. Zhang and B.M. Jenkins. 2022. Production and characterization of biochar from almond shells. Clean Technol. 4:854-864,

Barfod, G.H., R.Seiser, R. Yazdani, L. Wang, C.E. Lesher, B.M. Jenkins and P. Thy. 2022. Anthropocene geochemical and technological signatures of an experimental landfill bioreactor in the Central Valley of California. Anthropocene Science

Wang, K., A.M. Hobby, Y. Chen, A. Chio, B.M. Jenkins, and R. Zhang. 2022. Techno-economic analysis on an industrial-scale production system of biodegradable plastics from cheese by-products by halophiles. Processes 2022, 10(1):17,

Zhang, N., T. Walker, B.M. Jenkins, S. Anderson and Y. Zheng. 2021. Bioleaching of sorghum straw in bioreactors for biomass cleaning. Fermentation 7(4):270,

Cunningham, P.C., L. Wang, P. Thy, B.M. Jenkins and S. Miller. 2021. Effects of leaching method and ashing temperature of rice residues for energy production and construction materials. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07919.

Li, Y., J. Xue, J. Peppers, N. Kado, C. Vogel, C. Alaimo, P. Green, R. Zhang, B.M. Jenkins, M. Kim, T. Young and M. Kleeman. 2021. Chemical and toxicological properties of emissions from a light-duty CNG vehicle fueled with renewable natural gas. Environmental Science and Technology 55(5):2820-2830, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c04962.

Rojo, F., R. Dhillon, S. Upadhyaya and B.M. Jenkins. 2020. Development of a dynamic model to estimate canopy PAR interception. Biosystems Engineering 198:120-136.

Peppers, J., Y. Li, J. Xue, X. Chen, C. Alaimo, L. Wong, T. Young, P.G. Green, B. Jenkins, R. Zhang, M.J. Kleeman. 2019. Performance analysis of membrane separation for upgrading biogas to biomethane at small scale production sites. Biomass and Bioenergy 128:105314,

Li, Y., C.P. Alaimo, M. Kim, N.Y. Kado, J. Peppers, J. Xue, C. Wan, P.G. Green, R. Zhang, B.M. Jenkins, C.F.A. Vogel, S. Wuertz, T.M. Young and M.J. Kleeman. 2019. Composition and toxicity of biogas produced from different feedstocks in California. Environmental Science and Technology 53:11569-11579.

McCaffrey, Z., P. Thy, M. Long, M. Oliveira, L. Wang, L. Torres, T. Aktas, B.-S. Chiou, W. Orts and B.M. Jenkins. 2019. Air and steam gasification of almond biomass. Frontiers in Energy Research 7:84, doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2019.00084.

Jenkins, B.M., L.L. Baxter and J. Koppejan. 2019. Biomass Combustion. Chapter 3, R. Brown (ed.), Thermochemical processing of biomass: conversion into fuels, chemicals and power, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Wiryadinata, S., B. M. Jenkins, K. Kornbluth and P. Erickson. 2019. Experimental and numerical study into the effects of passive flow disturbance on conversion and C7+ yield of the packed bed Fischer-Tropsch reaction. Fuel 254 115571,

Zhang, N., L. Wang, K. Zhang, T. Walker, P. Thy, B. Jenkins and Y. Zheng. 2019. Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass using bioleaching to reduce inorganic elements. Fuel 246:386-393.

Zheng, YY., B.M. Jenkins, K. Kornbluth, A. Kendall, C. Træholt. 2018. Optimization of a biomass-integrated renewable energy microgrid with demand side management under uncertainty.  Applied Energy 230:836-844.

Merz, J., V. Bandaru, Q. Hart, N. Parker and B.M. Jenkins. 2018. Hybrid poplar based biorefinery siting web application (HP-BiSWA): an online decision support application for siting hybrid poplar based biorefineries. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 155:76-83.

Zheng, YY., B.M. Jenkins, K. Kornbluth, A. Kendall and C. Træholt. 2018. Optimal design and operating strategies for a biomass-fueled combined heat and power system with energy storage.  Energy 155:620-629.

Li, X., K. Li, H. Li, H. El-Mashad, B.M. Jenkins and W. Yin. 2018. White poplar microwave pyrolysis: heating rate and optimization of biochar yield. Bioresources 13(1):1107-1121.

Zheng, YY., B.M. Jenkins, K. Kornbluth and C. Træholt. 2018. Optimization under uncertainty of a biomass-integrated renewable energy microgrid with energy storage.  Renewable Energy 123:214-217.

Byrnes, R., V. Eviner, E. Kebreab, W.R. Horwath, L. Jackson, B.M. Jenkins, S. Kaffka, A. Kerr, J. Lewis, F.M. Mitloehner, J.P. Mitchell, K.M. Scow, K.L. Steenwerth and S. Wheeler. 2017. Review of research to inform California’s climate scoping plan:  Agriculture and working lands.  California Agriculture UC Global Food Initiative Special Issue, California Agriculture 71(3):160-168.

Thy, P., G.H. Barfod, A.M. Cole, E.L. Brown, B.M. Jenkins and C.E. Lesher. 2017. Trace metal release during wood pyrolysis.  Fuel 203:548-556.

Hiloidhari, M., D.C. Baruah, A. Singh, S. Kataki, K. Medhi, S. Kumari, T.V. Ramachandra, B.M. Jenkins and I.S. Thakur. 2017. Emerging role of geographical information system (GIS), life cycle assessment (LCA) and spatial LCA (GIS-LCA) in sustainable bioenergy planning.  Bioresource Technology 242(SI):218-226.

Liu, Z., L. Wang, B.M. Jenkins, Y. Li, W. Yi and Z. Li. 2017. Influence of alkali and alkaline earth metallic species on the phenolic species of pyrolysis oil.  Bioresources 12(1):1611-1623.

Bandaru, V., Y. Pei, Q. Hart and B.M. Jenkins. 2017. Impact of biases in gridded weather datasets on biomass estimates of short rotation woody cropping systems.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 233:71-79.

Karimi, M., B. M. Jenkins and P. Stroeve. 2016. Multi-objective optimization of transesterification in biodiesel production catalyzed by immobilized lipase.  Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining 10:804–818, doi:10.1002/bbb.1706.

Wiryadinata, S., M. Modera, B. Jenkins and K. Kornbluth. 2016. Technical and economic feasibility of unitary, horizontal ground-loop geothermal heat pumps for space conditioning in selected California climate zones.  Energy and Buildings 119:164-172.

Li Y., P.W. Tittmann, N.C. Parker and B.M. Jenkins. 2016.  Economic impact of combined torrefaction and pelletization processes on forestry biomass supply.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12375.

Bandaru, V., N.C. Parker, Q. Hart, M. Jenner, B-L. Yeo, J.T. Crawford, Y. Li, P.W. Tittmann, L. Rogers, S.R. Kaffka and B.M. Jenkins. 2015. Economic sustainability modeling provides decision support for assessing hybrid poplar-based biofuel development in California.  California Agriculture 69(3):171-176.

Aktas, T., P. Thy, R.B. Williams, Z. McCaffrey, R. Khatami and B.M. Jenkins.  2015.  Characterization of almond processing residues from the Central Valley of California for thermal conversion.  Fuel Processing Technology 140:132-147.

Hart, Q.J., P.W. Tittmann,V. Bandaru and B.M. Jenkins.  2015.  Modeling poplar growth as a short rotation woody crop for biofuels in the Pacific Northwest. Biomass and Bioenergy, 79:12-27.

Brum, M., P. Erickson, B. Jenkins and K. Kornbluth. 2015. A comparative study of district and individual energy systems providing electrical-based heating, cooling, and domestic hot water to a low-energy use residential community.  Energy and Buildings 92:306-312.

Steenwerth, K.L., A.K. Hodson, A.J. Bloom, M.R. Carter, A. Cattaneo, C.J. Chartres, J.L. Hatfield, K. Henry, J.W. Hopmans, W.R. Horwath, B.M. Jenkins, E. Kebreab, R. Leemans, L. Lipper, M.N. Lubell, S. Msangi, R. Prabhu, M.P. Reynolds, S.S. Solis, W.M. Sischo, M. Springborn, P. Tittonell, S.M. Wheeler, S.J. Vermeulen, E.K. Wollenberg, L.S. Jarvis and L.E. Jackson. 2014. Climate-smart agriculture global research agenda: scientific basis for action.  Agriculture & Food Security 3:11,

Jenkins, B.M. 2014. Global agriculture—industrial feedstocks for energy and materials.  Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems 2014:461-498, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-52512-3.00156-X.

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