Kelly Zering

Associate Prof. and Extension Specialist

I work with teams of biologists and engineers to evaluate feedstock, processing systems, and genes to product supply chains. Projects in the past and present include evaluation and optimization of genetically modified camelina in a dedicated crop-to-jet fuel supply chain, evaluation of various crop production and farm to processing plant supply chains for biomass sorghum as a feedstock, and evaluation of various alternatives for capturing and using biogas produced from manure. Dimensions of analysis include assessment of risk (production and market), assessment of (dis)economies of scale, and assessment of price / efficiency combinations that define financial feasibility. A derived area of research is design of information systems to optimize supply chains from genes to products.

Kelly Zering