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Researcher: Troy Runge

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Areas of Expertise
  • Agriculture
  • Management
  • Food and bioprocess
  • Machinery systems
  • Natural resources
  • Fibers
  • Bioenergy 
  • Biomass composition impact on bioprocessing systems
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Combustion
  • Gasification
  • Catalysis
  • Biomaterials 
  • Pulp
  • Paper
  • Bio-based chemicals
  • Cellulose composites
  • Nonwoven structures
Web Site Troy Runge's Department of Biological Systems Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,512,515 - Wiping products having enhanced cleaning abilities, issued August 2013.
  • 8,177,939 - Cellulose articles containing an additive composition, issued May 2012.
  • 7,883,604 - Creping process and products made therefrom, issued February 2011.
  • 7,879,191 - Wiping products having enhanced cleaning abilities, issued February 2011.
  • 7,879,190 - Tissue products with controlled lint properties, issued February 2011.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20130204039 - Two-stage, acid-catalyzed conversion of carbohydrates into levulinic acid, published August 2013.
  • 20110308751 - Cellulose articles containing an additive composition, published December 2011.
  • 20110129645 - Wiping products having enhanced cleaning abilities, published June 2011.
  • 20100203291 - Treated nonwoven webs containing synthetic and pulp fibers, published August 2010.
  • 20080216977 - Wiping products with controlled lint properties, published September 2008.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Integrated two-stage chemically processing of rice straw cellulose to butyl levulinate. Elumalai S, Agarwal B, Runge TM, Sangwan RS. Carbohydr Polym. 2016 Oct 5;150:286-98. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.04.122. Epub 2016 May 2.

  • Mechanism of improved cellulosic bio-ethanol production from alfalfa stems via ambient-temperature acid pretreatment. Zhou S, Runge TM. Bioresour Technol. 2015 Oct;193:288-96. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.06.096. Epub 2015 Jun 25.

  • Potential for electrified vehicles to contribute to U.S. petroleum and climate goals and implications for advanced biofuels. Meier PJ, Cronin KR, Frost EA, Runge TM, Dale BE, Reinemann DJ, Detlor J. Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Jul 21;49(14):8277-86. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01691. Epub 2015 Jul 2.

  • Validation of lignocellulosic biomass carbohydrates determination via acid hydrolysis. Zhou S, Runge TM. Carbohydr Polym. 2014 Nov 4;112:179-85. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.05.088. Epub 2014 Jun 6.

View Troy Runge's publications at Google Scholar.
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-890-3143
Current University UW–Madison
Department Biological Systems Engineering
Title Assistant Professor
Other Appointments
Director, Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative
Address Line 1 220 Agricultural Engineering Building
Address Line 2 460 Henry Mall
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point
Master's Degree M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Improved Method for Converting Biomass into Levulinic Acid for Renewable Fuel Sources