Thomas Richard

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Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Director, Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment
Director, Biomass Energy Center




Research Areas:

  • Lignocellulosic biomass conversion
    • Pretreatment strategy
    • Silage
    • Cellulose loading
    • White-rot fungi
    • Silage inoculants
  • Manure conversion
  • Advanced compost engineering
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Sustainable crop and livestock systems