Dr. Danielle Bellmer

EPSCoR Research Focus: 
Chemical Conversion
Associate Professor
Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Oklahoma State University
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B.S. | Agricultural Engineering | Michigan State University | 1992
Ph.D. | Agricultural and Biological Engineering | Purdue University | 1996
Research Interests: 

Scientific Research in Support of Green Energy

Dr. Bellmer's research involves processing ethanol from sweet sorghum, biomass gasification and waste utilization for energy production.

“Public opinion plays a role in policy decisions. We need to educate the general public if we hope to gain real support from state decision makers on the importance of biofuels.”

Pictured (right): Dr. Dani Bellmer speaks to a crowd of attendees during "Fuel from the Field Day" at the South Central Research Station in Chickasha, Oklahoma. (Photo Credit:  OSU Agricultural Communication Services

Teaching Responsibilities: 
BAE 3113: Miicrobial Applications in Biosystems Engineering
BAE 5423: Food Rheology
Research Assistants Funded by EPSCoR: 

Luz Marin | Doctoral Student | Venezuela | luz.marin@okstate.edu

Key Publications: 

Bold items indicate OK EPSCoR-supported research

  • Mudinoor, A., D. Bellmer, L. Marin, A. Kumar, and R. Huhnke (2011). "Conversion of Toluene (model Tar) Using Selected Steam Reforming Catalysts." Transactions of ASABE.
  • Patil, K., P. R. Bhoi, R. L. Huhnke, and D. D. Bellmer (2011). "Downdraft Biomass Gasifier with Internal Cyclonic Combustion Chamber: Design, Construction and Experimental Results." Bioresource Technology 102.10: 6286-290. SciVerse. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2011.03.033.
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  • Bellmer, D., R. Huhnke, R. Whiteley, and C. Godsey (2010). "The Untapped Potential of Sweet Sorghum as a Bioenergy Feedstock." Biofuels 1.4: 563-73. Future Science. doi: 10.4155/bfs.10.34.
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  • Hemme, C. L., H. Mouttaki, Y-L Lee, G. Zhang, L. Goodwin, S. Lucas, A. Copeland, A. Lapidus, T. Galvina Del Rio, H. Tice, E. Saunders, T. Brettin, J. C. Detter, C. S. Hand, S. Pitluck, M. L. Land, L. J. Hauser, N. Kyprides, N. Mikhailova, Z. He, L. Wu, J. D. Van Nostrand, B. Henrissat, Q. He, P. A. Lawson, R. S. Tanner, L. R. Lynd, J. Wiegel, M. W. Fields, A. P. Arkin, C. W. Schadt, B. S. Stevenson, M. J. McInerney, Y. Yang, H. Dong, D. Xing, N. Ren, A. Wang, R. L. Huhnke, J. R. Mielenz, S-Y Ding, M. E. Himmel, S. Taghavi, D. Van Der Lelie, E. M. Rubin, and J. Zhou (2010). "Sequencing of Multiple Clostridial Genomes Related to Biomass Conversion and Biofuel Production." Journal of Bacteriology 192.24: 6494-496. Journal of Bacteriology. doi:10.1128/JB.01064-10.
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  • Kundiyana, D., D. Bellmer, R. Huhnke, M. Wilkins, and P. L. Claypool (2010). "Influence of Temperature, ph and Yeast on In-Field Production of Ethanol from Unsterilized Sweet Sorghum Juice." Biomass and Bioenergy 34.10: 1481-486. SciVerse. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.04.022.
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  • Bellmer, D., R. Huhnke, and D. Kundiyana (2008). "Issues with In-Field Fermentation of Sweet Sorghum Juice." ASABE 084828. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers St. Joseph, MI.
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  • Patil, K. N., R. L. Huhnke, and D. D. Bellmer (2008). "Gasification of Switchgrass Using a Unique Downdraft Reactor." ASABE 084415. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. Paper Number: 084415.
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  • Suryawati, L., M. R. Wilkins, D. D. Bellmer, R. L. Huhnke, N. O. Maness, and I. M. Banat (2008). "Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of Kanlow Switchgrass Pretreated by Hydrothermolysis Using Kluveromyces Marxianus IMB4." Biotechnol. Bioeng. 101: 894-902. Paper No: 083578.
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  • Patil, K. N., R. L. Huhnke, and D. D. Bellmer (2007). "Influence of Internal Baffles on Mixing Characteristics of Biomass in a Fluidized Sand Bed." Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal. EE 06 016. IX.
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  • Patil, K. N., T. J. Bowser, D. D. Bellmer, and R. L. Huhnke (2005). "Fluidization Characteristics of Sand and Chopped Switchgrass-sand Mixtures." Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal EE 04 005. VII.4. eCommons@Cornell. ISN: 1682-1130.
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  • Ulmer, J. D., R. L. Huhnke, D. D. Bellmer, and D. D. Cartmell (2004). "Acceptance of Ethanol-blended Gasoline in Oklahoma." Biomass and Bioenergy 27.5: 437-44. SciVerse, Nov. 2004. doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2004.04.005.
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