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Foster Agblevor

Foster Agblevor

Director
USTAR Bioenergy Center
Utah State University
USA

Biography

Dr. Foster Agblevor is currently the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) endowed Professor of Biological Engineering at Utah State University (USU), Logan UT and Director of USTAR Bioenergy Center, Utah State University. He is also Adjunct Professor of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. He received Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry from the University of Toronto. He did postdoctoral work at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, Honolulu, HI. Prior to joining USU in 2011, Dr Agblevor was Professor of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. He was also a Senior Chemical Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Co. before joining Virginia Tech. Some of his awards and recognitions include the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Excellence in Basic Research Award, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. US Department of Energy Special Research Award. His research involves the thermochemical and biochemical conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals. He is currently working on the fractional catalytic pyrolysis of biomass to produce biochar, chemicals, and biogasoline.

Research Interest

Thermochemical and biochemical conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals & fractional catalytic pyrolysis of biomass to produce biochar, chemicals, and biogasoline.