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Jeffrey Lacey, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Research Areas:
Conversion Interface; ​Advanced Preprocessing

Biography:
Dr. Jeff Lacey is a research scientist at the Idaho National Laboratory in the Biological and Chemical Processing Department. His experience includes bioenergy research, gene expression profiling, and environmental remediation. His interests lie in feedstock valorization by characterizing the natural complexity of biomass feedstocks and using this information to improve the economics and performance of biomass feedstocks in conversion processes. His current work has focused on biomass feedstock quality improvement through the deconstruction and separation of biomass into fractions with unique physical and chemical properties. He also participates in the Renewable Carbon Fiber Consortium, a group of researchers led by National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists working to produce acrylonitrile-based carbon fibers from biomass feedstocks. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for this consortium. He holds a Ph.D. in plant science from the University of Idaho (2009). He has been named to the INL Inventors Hall of Fame twice, in 2014 and 2015. He is also the co-owner of JEM Innovations, a small start-up business that specializes in additive manufacturing techniques and robotics (3D printing, laser cutting) to develop products for hunting and outdoor sports, automotive restoration, medical devices, and other prototyping.

Education:

​Ph.D., Plant Science - University of Idaho

M.S., Waste Management and Environmental Science - Idaho State University

B.S., Zoology - Idaho State University

Publications:

Hu, H., Westover, T.L., Lacey, J.A., Cherry, R., Aston, J.E., Thompson, D.N. 2016. Process Simulation and Cost Analysis for Removing Inorganics from Wood Chips using Combined Mechanical and Chemical Preprocessing. Bioenergy Research, doi:10.1007/s12155-016-9794-3.


Owens, V. N., D. L. Karlen, and J. A. Lacey et al. 2016. Regional Feedstock Partnership Report: Enabling the Billion-Ton Vision. U.S. Department of Energy and Idaho National Laboratory. INL/EXT-15-37477.


Li, C., Aston, J.E., Lacey, J.A., Thompson, V.S., Thompson, D.N. 2016. Impact of feedstock quality and variation on biochemical and thermochemical conversion. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 65: 252-536.


Lacey, J.A., Emerson, R.M., Westover, T.L., Thompson, D.N. 2016. Ash reduction strategies in corn stover facilitated by anatomical and size fractionation. Biomass and Bioenergy 90: 173-180.


Thompson, V.S., Lacey, J.A., Hartley, D., Jindra, M., Aston, J.E., Thompson, D.N. 2016. Application of air classification and formulation to manage feedstock cost, quality and availability for bioenergy. Fuel 180: 497-505.


Lacey, J.A., Aston, J.E., Westover, T.L., Cherry, R.S., Thompson, D.N., 2015. Removal of introduced inorganic content from chipped forest residues via air classification. Fuel 160 (2015) 265-273.


Aston, J.E., Apel, W.A., Lee, B.D., Thompson, D.N., Lacey, J.A., Newby, D.T., Reed, D.W., Thompson, V.S., 2015. Degradation of phenolic compounds by the lignocellulose deconstructing thermoacidophilic bacterium Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 43(1): 13-23.


Emerson, R.M., Hoover, A., Ray, A, Lacey, J.A., Cortez, M., Payne, C., Karlen, D., Birrell, S., Laird, D., Kallenbach, R., Egenolf, J., Sousek, M., Voigt, T., 2014.  Drought effects on composition and yield for corn stover, mixed grasses, and Miscanthus as bioenergy feedstocks.  Biofuels 5(3), 275-291.


Carman, J.G., Jamison, M.S., Pattanayak, J., Lacey, J.A., Kim, J.S., Elliott, E.G., Klein, P., Ulrich, T., Dwivedi, K. (2007). Genetic analyses of aposporous embryo sac formation in sorghum. Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture 2006 and Beyond, 305-307.


Schirp, A.,  F.J. Loge, K.R. Englund, M.P. Wolcott, J.R. Hess, T.P. Houghton, J.A. Lacey, and D.N. Thompson, (2006). Pilot-scale production and material properties of extruded straw-plastic composites based on untreated and fungal-treated wheat straw. Forest Products Journal, 56(10), 90-96.


Houghton, T.P., D.N. Thompson, J.R. Hess, J.A. Lacey, M.P. Wolcott, A. Schirp, K. Englund, D. Dostal, F. Loge, 2004.  Fungal upgrading of wheat straw for straw-thermoplastics production. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 113(1-3), 71-93.


Thompson, D.N., T.P. Houghton, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw, and J.R. Hess. 2003. Preliminary investigation of fungal bioprocessing of wheat straw for straw-thermoplastic composites production. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 105(1-3) 205-218.


Thompson, D.N., J.A. Lacey, and P.G. Shaw. 2003. Post-harvest processing methods for reduction of silica and alkali metals in wheat straw. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 106(1-3) 423-436.


Lacey, J.A., Rodnick, K.J., 2002.  Important considerations for methaemoglobin measurement in fish blood:  assay choice and storage conditions.  Journal of Fish Biology 60: 1155-1169.


Lacey, J.A., Lee, B.D., Apel, W.A., 2002.  PCR-DGGE as a method to monitor microbial populations in nitric oxide biofilters.  Proceedings of the 95th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association, paper #43271.


Lacey, J.A., Lee, B.D., Apel, W.A., 2001.  Comparison of NOx Removal Efficiencies in Compost Based Biofilters Using Four Different Compost Sources.  Proceedings of the 94th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association, Paper #254.

Patents:

Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Lacey, J.A., Gentillon, C.A., 2016, "Identification of discriminant proteins through antibody profiling, methods and apparatus for identifying an individual," Patent 9,410,965, August 9, 2016.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., Henriksen, E., 2016, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 9,404,134, August 2, 2016.

 

Thompson, D.N., Reed, D.W., Thompson, V.S., Lacey, J.A., Apel, W.A., 2016, "Alteration and modulation of protein activity by varying post-translational modification," Patent 9,388,398, July 12, 2016.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2016, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic glycosylation genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 9,234,228, January 12, 2016.

 

Thompson, V.S., Apel, W.A., Reed, D.W., Lee, B.D., Thompson, D.N., Roberto, F.F., Lacey, J.A., 2015, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic metabolism genes and enzymes from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 9,222,094, December 29, 2015.

 

Lee, B.D., Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2015, "Transcriptional control in Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and associated genes, proteins, and methods," Patent 9,187,753, November 17, 2015.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., Henriksen, E.D., 2015, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 9,045,741, June 2, 2015.

 

Lee, B.D., Newby, D.T., Lacey, J.A., Thompson, D.N., Thompson, V.S., Apel, W.A., Roberto, F.F., Reed, D.W., 2015, "Type II restriction-modification system methylation subunit of Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius,"  Patent 9,029,114, May 12, 2015.

 

Thompson, D.N., Reed, D.W., Thompson, V.S., Lacey, J.A., Apel, W.A., 2015, "Alteration and modulation of protein activity by varying post-translational modification,"  Patent 8,969,033, March 3, 2015.

 

Thompson, V.S., Lacey, J.A., Gentillon, C.A., Apel, W.A., 2015, "Identification of discriminant proteins through antibody profiling, methods and apparatus for identifying an individual," Patent 8,969,009, March 3, 2015.

 

Thompson, V.S., Apel, W.A., Reed, D.W., Lee, B.D., Thompson, D.N., Roberto, F.F., Lacey, J.A., 2014, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic metabolism genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,"  Patent 8,728,803, May 20, 2014.

 

Lee, B.D., Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2014, "Transcriptional control in Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and associated genes, proteins, and methods,"  Patent 8,716,011, May 6, 2014.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2013, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 8,575,323, November 5, 2013.

 

Lee, B.D., Newby, D.T., Lacey, J.A., Thompson, D.N., Thompson, V.S., Apel, W.A., Roberto, F.F., Reed, D.W., 2013, "Type II restriction-modification system methylation subunit of Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius," Patent 8,569,030, October 29, 2013.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2013, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,"  Patent 8,557,557, October 15, 2013.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., Henriksen, E.D., 2013, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,"  Patent 8,497,110, July 30, 2013.

 

Thompson, D.N., Thompson, V.S., Schaller, K.D., Apel, W.A., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2013, "Thermal and acid tolerant beta xylosidases, arabinofuranosidases, genes encoding, related organisms, and methods," Patent 8,431,379, April 30, 2013.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., Henriksen, E.D., 2013, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,"  Patent 8,426,185, April 23, 2013.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2013, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 8,362,226, January 29, 2013.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2013, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 8,362,226, January 15, 2013.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., Henriksen, E.D., 2012, “Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,” Patent 8,202,716 B2, June 19, 2012.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2011, “Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,” Patent 8,071,748, December 6, 2011.

 

Thompson, D.N., Thompson, V.S., Schaller, K.D., Apel, W.A., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2011, "Thermal And Acid Tolerant Beta-xylosidases, Genes Encoding, Related Organisms, And Methods,"  Mexico Patent 292528, November 22, 2011.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2011, “Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,” Patent 7,960,534, June 14, 2011.

 

Thompson, D.N., Thompson, V.S., Schaller, K.D., Apel, W.A., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2011, “Thermal and acid tolerant beta-xylosidases, arabinofuranosidases, genes encoding, related organisms, and methods,” Patent 7,923,234, April 12, 2011.

 

Thompson, D.N., Thompson, V.S., Schaller, K.D., Apel, W.A., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2009, "Thermal And Acid Tolerant Beta-xylosidases, Genes Encoding, Related Organisms, And Methods,"  New Zealand Patent 585947, January 23, 2011.

 

Thompson, D.N., Apel, W.A., Thompson, V.S., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., Henriksen, E.D., 2010, “Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,” Patent 7,858,353 B2, December 28, 2010.

Presentations:
​Lacey, J.A., J. Pattanayak, M. Jameson, J.H. Cardwell, K.K. Dwivedi, T.H. Ulrich, J.G. Carman, 2012.  Ovule Transcriptomes of Weakly Aposporous and Non-aposporous F2 Sorghum Sibs.  Plant & Animal Genome XX, Presentation W026, San Diego, CA, January 14-18, 2012.

 
Newby, D.T., J.A. Lacey, K.L. Epting, H.G. Silverman, J.M. Barnes, A.S. Colman, S. Techtmann, D.L. Maeder, and F.T. Robb, 2006.  Regulatation of hydrogen production by a thermophile oxidizing carbon monoxide to CO2 anaerobically.  Extremophiles.  Brest, France, Sept, 17-21st, 2006.  Poster-059.

 
Carman, JG, Jamison, M , Elliott, E, Pattanayak, J, Dwivedi, K, Klein, P, Kim, J-S, Ulrich, TH, Lacey, JA, 2006.  Genetic analyses of aposporous embryo sac formation in sorghum.  International Congress of Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology, Beijing, China, August 13-18, 2006.

 
Epting, Kevin L., David W Reed, Joni M Barnes, Kastli D Schaller, Jeff A Lacey, Heather G Silverman, Cody J Perman, A S Colman, Dennis L Maeder, Frank T Robb, Deborah T Newby, Vicki S Thompson. 2006. Proteomic and genomic investigation of the hydrogen producing thermophile Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans.  54th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry. Seattle, WA, May 28 - June 1, 2006.

 
Newby,D.T.,  J.A. Lacey, K.L. Epting, H.G. Silverman, J.M. barnes, A.S. Colman, S. Techtmann, D.L. Maeder, F.T. Robb, 2006.  Growth condition dependent differential gene expression in the carbon monoxide oxidizing thermophile, Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans.  106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 21-25th, 2006, Orlando, FL.  Poster I-047.

 
Lacey, J.A., T.H. Ulrich, J.R. Hess, D.N. Thompson, R.S. Zemetra, P.H. Berger, M.S. Cortese, J. Hansen, 2004.  Altering Lignin Biosynthesis in Order to Impact the Composition and Potential Ease of Mechanical Separation of Higher Value Stem Components.  Poster 6B-07, 26th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Chattanooga, TN.

 
Houghton, T.P., D.N. Thompson, J.R. Hess, J.A. Lacey, M.P. Wolcott, A. Schirp, K. Englund, D. Dostal, F. Loge, 2003.  Fungal upgrading of wheat straw for straw-thermoplastics production. 25th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Breckenridge, CO, May 4-7, 2003. Poster 1A-25.

 
Lacey, J.A., T.H. Ulrich, J.R. Hess, D.N. Thompson, R.S. Zemetra, P.H. Berger, M.S. Cortese, 2003.  Understanding the Role of Lignin Synthesis on the Harvestability of Higher Value Cereal Crop Residues.  Poster 1A-16, 25th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and chemicals, Breckenridge, CO.

 
Thompson, D.N., J.A. Lacey, and P.G. Shaw. 2002. Post-harvest processing methods for reduction of silica and alkali metals in wheat straw. Poster 1-30, 24th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Gatlinburg, TN.

 
Thompson, D.N., T.P. Houghton, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw, and J.R. Hess. 2002. Fungal bio-processing of wheat straw for straw-thermoplastic composites production. Poster 3-37, 24th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Gatlinburg, TN.

 
Thompson, D.N., J.R. Hess, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw, 2001.  Physical and chemical methods for reduction of silica and alkali metals in cereal straws. 2001 AIChE Annual Meeting. Reno, NV, Nov. 4-9, 2001. Paper 308a, Oral presentation.
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