Biochemical engineering; bioremediation, biomass conversion; biobased industrial products, value-added agriculture, life cycle assessments; industrial ecology; ecological engineering. Utilization of cellulose and other renewable resources, rate limiting processes in biological systems, modeling of integrated economic/environmental systems.
Received University Distinguished Faculty award
Sterling Hendricks Award Lecture 2007
Editor-in-Chief Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefineries. (2007-present)
Professor of the Year Award, Michigan State University, Chemical Engineering, 2002
Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, Purdue University 1979
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona 1976
Feeding a sustainable chemical industry: do we have the bioproducts cart before the feedstocks horse? 2017. Bruce E. Dale. Faraday Discussions. DOI: 10.1039/c7fd00173h.
Using Steam Explosion or AFEX to Produce Animal Feeds and Biofuel Feedstocks in a Biorefinery Based on Sugarcane Residues. Mokomele T, Sousa LDC, Bals B, Balan V, Goosen N, Dale BE, Görgens JFBiofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 12:978-996 (2018) DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1927.
Sugarcane ethanol and beef cattle integration in Brazil. Nariê Rinke Dias de Souza, Juliana Aparecida Fracarolli, Tassia L. Junqueira, Mateus F. Chagas, Terezinha F. Cardoso, Marcos D.B. Watanabe, Otavio Cavalett, Solismar P. Venzke Filho, Bruce E. Dale, Antonio Bonomi, Luis Augusto Barbosa Cortez. (2019) Biomass and Bioenergy. 120: 448-457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2018.12.012
Carbon-Negative Biofuel Production. Seungdo Kim, Xuesong Zhang, Ashwan Daram Reddy, Bruce E. Dale, Kurt D. Thelen, Curtis Dinneen Jones, Roberto Cesar Izaurralde, Troy Runge, and Christos Maravelias. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020, 54, 10797−10807. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c01097