Arisdyne partners with some of the top minds in the biofuels industry

Frederick C. Michel, Jr., Ph.D. - OARDC Research Collaborator
Associate Professor of Biosystems Engineering

Research interests include improving the processing of agricultural and industrial byproducts through the development of new or improved bioprocessing technologies such as composting and chemical pretreatment. Specific research activities include the development of DNA/RNA based analytical tools for the investigation of microbial community structure and function in composts, waste treatment processes, and amended soils; engineering processes for efficient conversion of dairy and swine production wastes into composts and other value-added and stable products that reduce liquid use and air pollution; development of pretreatment processes for the conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to ethanol; characterizing the effects of composting and other waste management processes on xenobiotic chemical fates, plant disease suppressive microorganisms, biodegradable plastics and human and animal pathogens.

The NCERC “National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center” is the only facility in the world at which corn ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, and specialty chemical research is conducted simultaneously. As a public/private partnership, the Center offers maximum flexibility and diversity for private clients while simultaneously advancing public sector research. From petri dish to intermediate and pilot scale, the NCERC is fully equipped with the technology and expertise needed to meet any research or technology validation needs.   
John Caupert, Executive Director, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
Sabrina Trupia, Lead Scientist, Advanced Biofuels Initiative, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center

Experienced Ethanol Industry Expert 
Bob Shank
Russ Abarr

Both serve in Business Development Advisory Roles to Build Relationships. Having intimate knowledge about the biofuel industry evaluating and selecting new technologies for large scale ethanol plants.