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David Thompson, Ph.D.

Distinguished Staff Engineer

Research Areas:
​Advanced Preprocessing

Biography:
Dr. David Thompson is principal investigator for a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with an industry partner to develop thermoacidophilic enzymes for bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass to fuels and chemicals. The project is industry-funded and is an outgrowth of Idaho National Laboratory’s discovery and development of Xtreme Xylanase, an extreme thermoacidophilic xylanase enzyme that was awarded a 2006 R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 most important technological innovations of 2005. He is principal investigator for a CRADA with Washington State University, the University of California-Davis, Glatfelter Corp., Strandex Inc. and ECO:LOGIC Inc. to develop a system to produce polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) in wastewater treatment systems, utilizing pulp and paper mill effluents as the sole carbon source. He is also principal investigator for a U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program-funded project that is investigating the potential use of endoxylanase enzymes in agricultural biomass storage and queuing systems. The goal of the project is to assess potential benefits of limited degradation of the hemicellulose fraction during storage on the handling characteristics and costs and on downstream processing in a biorefinery. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University (1994). His dissertation was funded by the National Science Foundation Center for Microbial Ecology. His postdoctoral fellowship, 1995-1997, was administered by Associated Western Universities, developing bioremediation technologies for acid rock drainage, volatile organic contaminants, and selenium.

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Education:

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering - Michigan State University

M.S., Chemical Engineering - Michigan State University

B.S>, Chemical Engineering - Purdue University

Affiliations:

​Alpha Chi Sigma (ΑΧΣ)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Biomass Energy Research Association (BERA)  
Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM)

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Publications
Assessment of xylanase activity in dry storage as a potential method of reducing feedstock cost. W.A. Smith, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson, C.W. Radtke, B. Carter. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2009), 154(1-3):287-301.

Selective enrichment of a methanol-utilizing consortium using pulp and paper mill waste streams. G.R. Mockos, W.A. Smith, F.J. Loge, D.N. Thompson. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2008), 148(1-3), 211-226.

Functional stability of a mixed microbial consortium producing PHA from waste carbon sources. E.R. Coats, W.A. Smith, F.J. Loge, M.P. Wolcott, D.N. Thompson. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2007), 136-140, 909-925.

Application of supercritical fluids to solid acid catalyst alkylation and regeneration. L.M. Petkovic, D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K.C. Burch. In: Ultra-Clean Transportation Fuels. O.I. Ogunsola and I.K. Gamwo (eds.), Oxford University Press, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. ACS Symposium Series (2007), 959, 169-179.

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

Sustainable solid catalyst alkylation of commercial olefins by regeneration with supercritical isobutane. D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K.C. Burch. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (2006), 45(2), 567-577.

Extended catalyst longevity via supercritical isobutane regenerations of a partially deactivated USY alkylation catalyst. D.N. Thompson, D.M. Ginosar, K.C. Burch, D.J. Zalewski. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (2005), 44(13), 4534-4542.

The effect of additions on the ensiling and microbial community of senesced wheat straw. D.N. Thompson, J.M. Barnes, T.P. Houghton. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2005), 121(1-3), 21-46.

Regeneration of a deactivated USY alkylation catalyst using supercritical isobutane. D.N. Thompson, D.M. Ginosar, K.C. Burch. Appl. Catal. A.: Gen. (2005), 279(1-2), 109-116.

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

Recovery of alkylation activity in deactivated USY catalyst using supercritical fluids: A comparison of light hydrocarbons. D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K.C. Burch. Appl. Catal. A.: Gen. (2004), 262(2), 223-231.

Preliminary investigation of fungal bioprocessing of wheat straw for straw-thermoplastic composites production. D.N. Thompson, T.P. Houghton, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw, J.R. Hess. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2003), 106(1-3), 423-436.

Post-harvest processing methods for reduction of silica and alkali metals in wheat straw. D.N. Thompson, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2003), 105(1-3), 205-218.

Physical separation of straw stem components to reduce silica. J.R. Hess, D.N. Thompson, R.L. Hoskinson, P.G. Shaw, D.R. Grant. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2003), 105(1-3), 43-51.

The effect of supercritical propane on the alkylation of toluene with ethylene over USY and sulfated zirconia catalysts. D.M. Ginosar, K. Coates, D.N. Thompson. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (2002), 41(25), 6537-6545.

Microbiological production of surfactant from agricultural residuals for IOR application. G.A. Bala, D.F. Bruhn, S.L. Fox, K.S. Noah, D.N. Thompson. Proceedings of the SPE/DOE 13th Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, OK, April 13-17. (2002), Paper 75239.

The effect of critical fluids on solid acid catalyst alkylation. D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K. Coates, D.J. Zalewski. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (2002), 41(12), 2864-2873.

Continuous production and separation of surfactin from potato process effluent by Bacillus subtilis 21332. K.S. Noah, S.L. Fox, D.F. Bruhn, D.N. Thompson, G.A. Bala. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2002), 99(1-3), 803-813.

Supercritical fluid regeneration of deactivated solid alkylation catalyst. D.N. Thompson, D.M. Ginosar, K. Coates. ACS Fuel Chem. Div. Prepr. (2001), 46(1), 422-425.

Production of bacterial cellulose from alternate feedstocks. D.N. Thompson, M.A. Hamilton. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2001), 93(1-3), 503-513.

The effect of pretreatments on surfactin production from potato process effluents by Bacillus subtilis.  D.N. Thompson, S.L Fox, G.A. Bala. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2001), 93(1-3), 487-501.

Sawdust-supported passive bioremediation of western United States acid rock drainage in engineered wetland systems. D.N. Thompson, R.L. Sayer, K.S. Noah. Miner. Metall. Process. J. (2000), 17(2), 96-104.

Biosurfactants from potato process effluents. D.N. Thompson, S.L. Fox, G.A. Bala. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2000), 84-86(1-9), 917-930.

Microbial ecology assessment of a mixed oxide/sulfide dump leach operation. D.F. Bruhn, D.N. Thompson, K.S. Noah. In: Process Metallurgy 9A. Biohydrometallurgy and the Environment Toward the Mining of the 21st Century, Part A: Bioleaching, Microbiology. R. Amils and A. Ballester (eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam. (1999), 799-808.

Water soluble polymer for increasing the biodegradation of sparingly soluble vapors.  J.R. Kastner, D.N. Thompson, R.S. Cherry. Enzym. Microb. Technol. (1999), 24(1/2), 104-110.

In vitro degradation of insoluble lignin in aqueous media by lignin peroxidase and manganese peroxidase. D.N. Thompson, B.R. Hames, C.A. Reddy, H.E. Grethlein. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (1998), 70-72(1-9), 967-982.

In vitro degradation of natural insoluble lignin in aqueous media by the extracellular peroxidases of Phanerochaete chrysosporium.  D.N. Thompson, B.R. Hames, C.A. Reddy, H.E. Grethlein. Biotechnol. Bioeng. (1998), 57(6), 704-717.

Shift from growth to nutrient-limited maintenance kinetics during biofilter acclimation. R.S. Cherry, D.N. Thompson. Biotechnol. Bioeng. (1997), 56(3), 330-339.

In vitro depolymerization of natural insoluble lignin in aqueous media by the extracellular peroxidases of Phanerochaete chrysosporium. D.N. Thompson. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Chemical Engineering and the NSF Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (1994), 421 pp.

Comparison of pretreatment methods on the basis of available surface area. D.N. Thompson, H.-C. Chen, H.E. Grethlein. Bioresour. Technol. (1992), 39(2), 155-163.

Changes in the rate of enzymatic hydrolysis and surface area available to cellulase with pretreatment methods. D.N. Thompson, H.C. Chen, H.E. Grethlein. In: Biotechnology of Pulp and Paper Manufacture: Applications and Fundamental Investigations. T.K. Kirk and H.-M. Chang (eds.), Butterworth Heinemann, Boston. (1990), Chapter 31, 329-338.

The effects of physical and chemical constraints on the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials. D.N. Thompson. M.S. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (1989), 157 pp.

Technology Roadmaps and Workshop Reports
Chemical Preconversion. D. Thompson, T. Campbell, L. Cerezo. In: Densification Workshop: Transforming Raw Biomass to Feedstock - Summary Report. K.L. Kenney, L.P. Ovard, J.R. Hess (eds.), United States Department of Energy, Office of the Biomass Program, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. (2012), INL/EXT-12-18930, Chapter 4, pp. 63-76.

Storage. D.N. Thompson. In: Roadmap for Agriculture Biomass Feedstock Supply in the United States, United States Department of Energy, Office of the Biomass Program. (2003), DOE/NE-ID-11129, Chapter 4, pp. 43-53.


Non-Peer Reviewed Proceedings Papers
Selective harvest and pretreatment of cereal straw residue for bioenergy conversion. J.R. Hess, R.L. Hoskinson, D.N. Thompson, J. Steciak, D. Krapas, B. Cosby. Proceedings of the 2nd World Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy and Industry, Rome, Italy, May 10-14. (2004), Paper OC10.3.

Improving feedstock characteristics through plant science: Modifying lignin biosynthesis to improve the fermentable carbon yield of wheat crop residues. M.S. Cortese, R.S. Zemetra, P. Berger, J.R. Hess, T.H. Ulrich, D.N. Thompson, J.A. Lacey. In: Envisioning Biorefineries: Chemicals and Materials from Renewable Feedstocks, Topical Conference Proceedings. (2003), AIChE Publication No. P-171, 181-184.

Selective harvest of higher value wheat straw components. D.N. Thompson, T.D. Foust, D.R. Grant, J.R. Hess, R.L. Hoskinson, T.P. Houghton, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw. Proceedings of Bioenergy 2002, Boise, ID, September 22- 26. (2002), Paper 2013.

Distributed fungal harvest of higher value wheat straw components. R.L. Hoskinson, D.N. Thompson, T.D. Foust, D.R. Grant, J.R. Hess, T.P. Houghton, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw. Proceedings of the 2002 ASAE/CIGR Annual International Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 28-31. (2002), Paper 02-6013.

Publicly-Available Technical Reports (available via R&D sponsor)
Final report: Development of renewable microbial polyesters for cost effective and energy-efficient wood-plastic composites. D.N. Thompson, R.W. Emerick, A.B. England, J.P. Flanders, F.J. Loge, K.A. Wiedeman, M.P. Wolcott. Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. (2010), INL/EXT-10-18133, 172 pp. http://www.osti.gov/bridge/servlets/purl/974527-eqAMnS/.

Novel catalysts for the reduction of biomass pretreatment severity. D.N. Thompson, J.R. Klaehn, M.K. Harrup. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2009 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. In press.
Chemical separations and process research to enable biorefinery systems. F.F. Stewart, M.K. Harrup, D.N. Thompson, G.G. Lipscomb. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2009 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. In press.

A systems biology approach to understanding lignocellulose derived carbon metabolism. W.A. Apel, J.A. Lacey, B.D. Lee, D.T. Newby, D.W. Reed, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2008 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. In press.

Reduction of biomass sugar costs through the use of thermal and acid stable xylanases and reduced severity pretreatments. W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.N. Thompson. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2007 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2008), INL-EXT-08-14018, 287-288.

A systems biology approach to understanding lignocellulose derived carbon metabolism. W.A. Apel, J.A. Lacey, B.D. Lee, D.T. Newby, D.W. Reed, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2007 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2008), INL-EXT-08-14018, 283-284.

Chemical separations and process research to enable biorefinery systems. F.F. Stewart, M.K. Harrup, D.N. Thompson, G.G. Lipscomb. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2007 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2008), INL-EXT-08-14018, 172-173.

Renewable biomass carbon for synthetic fuels to support the hydrogen economy. D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, L.M. Petkovic, H.W. Rollins, G.S. Groenewold. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2007 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2008), INL-EXT-08-14018, 155-157.

INL LDRD Investigates xylanase use biomass pretreatment. W.A. Apel, V. Thompson, D. Thompson. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2007 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2008), INL-EXT-08-14018, 7-8.

Summary of Work to Date - Accomplishments (FY05-current): Feedstock Supply Chain Preprocessing Using Endoxylanases Subtask (1.3.1.1.C.3). D.N. Thompson, C.W. Radtke, In: 2007 Biomass Program Feedstock Platform Accomplishments Report, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. (2007), 32-33. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/biomass/pdfs/ program_accomplishments_feedstock_final.pdf.

Renewable biomass carbon for synthetic fuels to support the hydrogen economy. D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, L.M. Petkovic, H.W. Rollins, G.S. Groenewold. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2006 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2007), INL-EXT-07-12381, 150-152.

Integrating decision-making with engineering process simulations. S. Alessi, D.N. Thompson, K.L. Kenney, S. Cherry. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2006 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2007), INL-EXT-07-12381, 143-146.

Reduction of biomass sugar costs through the use of thermal and acid stable xylanases and reduced severity pretreatments. W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.N. Thompson. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2006 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2007), INL-EXT-07-12381, 71-72.

Renewable biomass carbon for synthetic fuels to support the hydrogen economy. D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, L.M. Petkovic, H.W. Rollins, G.S. Groenewold. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2005 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2006), INL-EXT-06-01365, 308-310.

Stable enzymes for hemicellulose hydrolysis. W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.N. Thompson. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2005 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2006), INL-EXT-06-01365, 65-66.

Use of a nuclear high temperature gas reactor - Application screening studies. R. Carrington, A. Chambers, R.S. Cherry, D.N. Thompson. Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. (2006), INL/EXT-06-11795.

Development of renewable microbial polyesters for cost effective and energy-efficient wood-plastic composites. D.N. Thompson, M.P. Wolcott, F.J. Loge. In: Forest Products Industry of the Future: Quarterly Status Reports as of March 31, 2006, U.S. Department of Energy, Industrial Technologies Program, Washington, DC. (2006), 02-GA50113-09, Project #21, Agr id 11428, 234-245. http://www.eere.energy.gov/industry/forest/pdfs/fp-mar06.pdf.

Development of renewable microbial polyesters for cost effective and energy-efficient wood-plastic composites. D.N. Thompson, M.P. Wolcott, F.J. Loge. In: Forest Products Industry of the Future: Quarterly Status Reports as of December 31, 2005, U.S. Department of Energy, Industrial Technologies Program, Washington, DC. (2006), 02-GA50113-09, Project #21, Agr id 11428, 282-291. http://www.eere.energy.gov/industry/forest/pdfs/ fpdec05.pdf.

Ensiling and wet storage technologies for cellulosic biomass. D.N. Thompson. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2004 Annual Report, INL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2005), INL-EXT-05-00178, 103-105.

Selective harvest of higher value wheat straw components – Final report. J.R. Hess, F. Loge, W.T. McKean, A. Schirp, J. Steciak, D.N. Thompson, M. Wolcott. Distributed physical and molecular separations for selective harvest of higher value wheat straw components, CID# GO10614, DOE Office of the Biomass Program, Washington, DC. (2005), Recipient: State of Idaho, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Energy Division, Boise ID. Date of publication: January 31, 2005; 85 pp. http://www.osti.gov/bridge/servlets/purl/838876-ukRO6O/native/838876.pdf.

Pretreatment technologies for cellulosic biomass. D.N. Thompson. In: Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, FY-2003 Annual Report, INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2004), INEEL/EXT-04-01772, 72-75.

Removal of minerals from wheat straw for increased straw utilization for bioenergy and bioproducts. D.N. Thompson, F.F. Roberto. In: INEEL Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, Annual Report for FY-2002, INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2003), INEEL/EXT-03-00390, 74-77.

The effect of inaccessible water on the estimation of microbial respiration in unsaturated soil. D.N. Thompson, K.E. Baker. Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. (2003), INEEL/EXT-03-00663, 33 pp.

Meso-scale investigations of vadose zone carbon cycles. L. Hull, K. Baker, C. Cooper, D. Fox, M. Plummer, D. Thompson. In: Environmental Systems Research Analysis, FY-02 Annual Report. INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID.  (2003), INEEL/EXT-02-01210, 61-86.

Production of value-added biopolymers in transgenic wheat. D.N. Thompson, J.R. Hess, T.E. Ward, P.H. Berger, R.S. Zemetra. In: INEEL Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, Annual Report for FY-2001, INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2002), INEEL/EXT-03-00421, 77-78.

Removal of minerals from wheat straw for increased straw utilization for bioenergy and bioproducts. D.N. Thompson. In: INEEL Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, Annual Report for FY-2001, INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2002), INEEL/EXT-03-00421, 74-76.

Reactive transport in variably saturated heterogeneous media. L.C. Hull, D.N. Thompson. In: Environmental Systems Research, FY-01 Annual Report. INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2002), INEEL/EXT-01-01402, 3-28.

Innovative approaches to characterize vadose zone hydraulic properties: New methods for measuring water flow through INEEL subsurface samples. D.N. Thompson, K.E. Baker, A.P. Poloski, C.W. Lindenmeier, A.T. Owen. In: Environmental Systems Research Candidates, FY 2001 Annual Report. INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2001), INEEL/EXT-01-01403, 197-205.

Reactive transport in variably saturated heterogeneous media. R.W. Smith, L.C. Hull, R.W. Johnson, E.D. Mattson, A.L. Schafer, J.B. Sisson, D.N. Thompson. In: Environmental Systems Research, FY-00 Annual Report. INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2001), INEEL/EXT-01-01085, 51-91.

Innovative approaches to characterize vadose zone hydraulic properties. D.N. Thompson, K.E. Baker, C. Lindenmeier. In: Environmental Systems Research Candidates, FY 2000 Annual Report. INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2001), INEEL/EXT-2000-01351, 163-174.

Reactive transport in variably saturated heterogeneous media. R.W. Smith, R.W. Johnson, L.C. Hull, E.D. Mattson, A.L. Schafer, J.B. Sisson, D.N. Thompson, M.N. Pace, D.L. Suarez. In: Environmental Systems Research, FY-99 Annual Report. INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID. (2000), INEEL/EXT-99-01008, 67-100.

Selection of delivery system for slurry to calciner. D.N. Thompson. In: Cementitious Waste Option Scoping Study Report. INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID. (1997), INEEL/EXT-97-01400, Appendix B.

Passive bioremediation of acidic mine drainage (AMD) from the Blackbird Mine. INEL Report to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. K.S. Noah, D.R. Stratton, D.N. Thompson. Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. (1995), 18 pp.

The mechanism of in vitro depolymerization of insoluble lignin by the lignin and manganese-dependent peroxidases of Phanerochaete chrysosporium.  D.N. Thompson, H.E. Grethlein. In: Center for Microbial Ecology Research Findings, Fall 1992.  NSF Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, (1992), 164-167.

Other Publications
Development of Renewable Microbial Polyesters for Cost-Effective and Energy Efficient Wood-Plastic Composites: Economic Method for Replacing Petroleum-Based Plastics. P. de los Reyes, E. Levine, D.N. Thompson. (2007),

Industrial Technologies Program Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry /forest/pdfs/microbial.pdf, 2 pp.

Xtreme Xylanase discovery aims to revolutionize biorefineries. D.N. Thompson, R. Smith. (2006), Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, 05-GA50193-96, http://www.inl.gov/ factsheets/docs/xylanase.pdf, 2 pp.

Development of renewable microbial polyesters for cost-effective and energy efficient wood-plastic composites: Economic method for replacing petroleum-based plastics offers significant energy and environmental benefits. W. Kwok, D. Ronneberg, D.N. Thompson. (2006), Industrial Technologies Program Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, http://www.eere.energy.gov/industry/forest/pdfs/microbial_polyesters.pdf, 2 pp.

Feedstock supply, logistics, processing and composition. H.-J.G. Jung, D.N. Thompson. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2005), 121(1-3), 3-4.

Chemicals and Fuels from Whole-Crop Utilization. J.R. Hess, W.A. Apel, D.N. Thompson. (2005), INL Biotechnology Fact Sheet, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, 05-GA50193-52, http://www.inl.gov/scienceandtechnology/factsheets/d/chemicalsandfuelsfrom wholecrop.pdf, 2 pp.

Biomass Bulk Processing and Storage. T.M. Carole, S. Tagore, D.N. Thompson. (2004), Biomass Program Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, http://www1. eere.energy.gov/biomass/fy04/bulk_processing_storage.pdf, 1 p.

INEEL Analysis & Infrastructure Technical & Economic Assessments. D.N. Thompson, T.D. Foust. In: Multi-Year Analysis Plan (MYAP), United States Department of Energy, Office of the Biomass Program, National Bioenergy Center. (2003), 18 pp.

Selective Harvest of Higher Value Wheat Straw Components. J.R. Hess, D.N. Thompson. (2003), Office of Industrial Technologies Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 01-GA50161-08, 2 pp.

Multi-Plant Component Harvesting Equipment for Inexpensive Sugars from Wheat Residues: Selective Harvesting of Wheat Straw for Use in Biobased Products. M. Paster, J.R. Hess, D.N. Thompson. (2002), Agriculture Project Fact Sheet, Office of Industrial Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 2 pp.

Bioprocessing Research. T.R. Hanley, D.N. Thompson. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2001), 92(1-3), 235.

INEEL Bioenergy Strategic Plan. D.N. Thompson. INEEL Bioenergy Initiative – Whole Crop Utilization, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. (2001), http://www.inl.gov/bioenergy/docs/bioenergy-strategic-plan.pdf.

Acid Mine Drainage. J.L. May, K.S. Noah, D.N. Thompson. (2000), INEEL Fact Sheet, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, GA00 0166, 2 pp.

Patents:

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey, 2012, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods", Patent 2012/0070894 A1, March 22, 2012.

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

V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, D.N. Thompson, K.D. Schaller, 2012, "Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass", Australian Patent 2006312031, February 2, 2012.

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

V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, D.N. Thompson, K.D. Schaller, 2011, "Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass",  New Zealand Patent 567,774, November 7, 2011.

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

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

V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, D.N. Thompson, K.D. Schaller, 2011, "Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass", Mexico Patent 283,890, February 10, 2011.

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

V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, D.N. Thompson, K.D. Schaller, 2010, "Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass", Patent 7,727,755, June 1, 2010.

D.M. Ginosar, L.M. Petkovic, D.N. Thompson, 2010, "Conversion of crop seed oils to jet fuel and associated methods", Patent 7,718,051, May 18, 2010.

D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, R.P. Anderson. 2010, "System for reactivating catalysts", Patent 7,670,568, March 2, 2010.

D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, R.P. Anderson, 2008, "Method for reactivating solid catalysts and a method for recycling supercritical fluids used to reactivate the solid catalysts", Patent 7,407,905, August 5, 2008.

D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K. Coates, D.J. Zalewski, R.V. Fox., 2005, "Method and reactivating solid catalysts used in alkylation reactions", Canada Patent 2,411,091, June 14, 2005.

D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K. Coates, D.J. Zalewski, R.V. Fox., 2005, "Method for reactivating solid catalysts used in alkylation reactions",  Patent 6,887,813, May 3, 2005.

R.L. Hoskinson, J.R. Hess, K.L. Kenney, J.M. Svoboda, T.D. Foust, D.N. Thompson, W.T. McKean, 2004, "Method and apparatus for selectively harvesting multiple components of a plant material", Patent 6,729,951, May 4, 2004.

D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K. Coates, D.J. Zalewski, R.V. Fox., 2003, "Method for reactivating solid catalysts used in alkylation reactions", Patent 6,579,821, June 17, 2003.

K.S. Noah, R.L. Sayer, D.N. Thompson, 1998, "Modular bioreactor for the remediation of liquid streams and methods for using the same", Patent 5,772,887, June 30, 1998.

Presentations:

Sustainability of cellulosic biofuels: The role of co-products. §D.N. Thompson. Pacific Northwest Regional Conference on Sustainability, Seattle, WA, April 29 - May 1, 2011. Invited Keynote Lecture, Oral presentation.

The once and future biorefinery: Sustainability or bust. §D.N. Thompson. 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering, Hangzhou, China, May 9-12, 2010. Invited Keynote Lecture, Paper C2-K2, Oral presentation.

Effect of endoxylanase treatment during storage on the grinding energy and storage density of corn stover feedstock. §W.A. Smith, C.L. Williams, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson. 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater Beach, FL, April 19-22, 2010. Poster.

Can endoxylanase application in wet storage preserve dry matter and reduce pretreatment severity? §W.A. Smith, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson. 31st Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, San Francisco, CA, May 3-6, 2009. Poster 3-86.

Assessment of Ronozyme® as a pretreatment option for the dry storage of ethanol feedstock. §J.F. Bruhn, W.A. Smith, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson. 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, March 22-26, 2009. Poster 1244053.

An overview of studies to characterize a thermo-acid stable xylanase and a thermo-alkali stable catalase from Yellowstone National Park bacteria. §W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.N. Thompson, K.D. Schaller. 2008 SIM Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Diego, CA, August 10-14, 2008. Invited Paper, Paper S160, Oral presentation.

Endo-b-xylanase activity under low water activity. §W.A. Smith, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson, C.W. Radtke, B. Carter. 30th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, New Orleans, LA, May 4-7, 2008. Poster 5-10.

Sustainable production of polyhydroxyalkanoates from foul condensates by pulp mill waste activated sludge. G.R. Mockos, §W.A. Smith, F.J. Loge, and D.N. Thompson. 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 4-9, 2007. Paper 291b, Oral presentation.

White biotechnology: Future opportunities in industrial chemicals. §D.N. Thompson. 2007 Iowa Biotechnology Association Annual Conference, Des Moines, IA, Sept. 19-20, 2007. Invited Panelist, Session III: Future Life Science Opportunities in Chemicals & Consumer Products, Oral presentation.

Thermal and acid stable hemicellulase and cellulase enzymes and their role in producing energy from biomass. §D. Thompson, V. Thompson, K. Schaller, and W. Apel. 2007 SIM Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Denver, CO, July 29 - August 2, 2007. Invited Paper, Session 28, Paper 2, Oral presentation.

Selective enrichment of a methanol-utilizing consortium using pulp and paper mill waste streams. §G.R. Mockos, W.A. Smith, F.J. Loge, and D.N. Thompson. 29th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Denver, CO, April 29 - May 2, 2007. Poster 6-73.

Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates during the treatment of tomato cannery waste. §H.-Y. Liu, P. Hall, J. Darby, D. Thompson, and F. Loge. 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 12-17, 2006. Paper 619b, Oral presentation.

Thermoacidophilic cellulases and hemicellulases from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius. V.S. Thompson, D.N. Thompson, §K.D. Schaller and W.A. Apel. 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 12-17, 2006. Paper 620b, Oral presentation.

Functional stability in a mixed microbial consortia producing PHA from waste carbon sources, E.R. Coats, W.A. Smith, F.J. Loge, M.P. Wolcott, §D.N. Thompson. 28th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Nashville, TN, April 30 - May 3, 2006. Poster 5-52.

Development of renewable microbial polyesters for cost effective and energy-efficient wood-plastic composites. §D.N. Thompson. ITP Forest Products Peer Review, U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program (ITP), Atlanta, GA, April 5-6, 2006. Poster.

Development of renewable microbial polyesters for cost effective and energy-efficient wood-plastic composites. §D.N. Thompson. ITP Forest Products Peer Review, U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program (ITP), Atlanta, GA, April 5-6, 2006. Oral Presentation, available online at http://www.energetics.com/fppeerreview/pdfs/ thompson.pdf.

Nanocatalysts for synthetic fuels to support biorefineries and the hydrogen economy, §H.W. Rollins, L.M. Petkovic, D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson. 2006 ACS Spring National Meeting & Exposition, Atlanta, GA, March 26 - 30, 2006. Paper I&EC 256, Oral presentation.

Production of a biological surfactant for enhanced oil recovery, §G.A. Bala, K.D. Schaller, S.L. Fox, D.F. Bruhn, D.N. Thompson, K.S. Noah. 2005 ISSM/ISEB Joint International Symposia for Subsurface Microbiology and Environmental Biogeochemistry, Jackson Hole, WY, August 14-19, 2005. Paper, Oral presentation.

Thermoacidophilic cellulases and hemicellulases from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius. V. Thompson, §D. Thompson, K. Schaller, W. Apel. 27th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Denver, CO, May 1-4, 2005. Poster 1B-67.

Modular design of a passive bioreactor system for abatement of selenium and heavy metal contamination in mine and agricultural drainage. §K.S. Noah, R.L. Sayer, N. Yancey, D.N. Thompson. 1st Western Phosphate Mining and Processing Conference, Pocatello, ID, June 18, 2004. Paper, Oral presentation.

Selective harvest and pretreatment of cereal straw residue for bioenergy conversion. §J.R. Hess, R.L. Hoskinson, D.N. Thompson, J. Steciak, D. Krapas, B. Cosby. 2nd World Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy and Industry, Rome, Italy, May 10-14, 2004. Paper OC10.3, Oral presentation.

Altering lignin biosynthesis in order to impact the composition and potential ease of mechanical separation of higher value stem components. §J.A. Lacey, T.H. Ulrich, J.R. Hess, D.N. Thompson, R.S. Zemetra, P.H. Berger, M.S. Cortese, J. Hansen. 26th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Chattanooga, TN, May 9-12, 2004. Poster 6B-07.

The effect of additions on the ensiling and microbial community of senescent wheat straw. J.M. Barnes, T.P. Houghton, §D.N. Thompson. 26th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Chattanooga, TN, May 9-12, 2004. Paper 1A-05, Oral presentation.

Supercritical fluid regeneration of deactivated solid alkylation catalyst. §D.M. Ginosar, L.M. Petkovic, K.C. Burch, D.N. Thompson. 2003 AIChE Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, Nov. 16-21, 2003. Paper 520d, Oral presentation.

U.S. Department of Energy’s Feedstock Research Program. T.D. Foust, S. Tagore, J.R. Hess, §D.N. Thompson. 2003 AAIC Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Oct. 12-15, 2003. Invited Paper, Plenary Session: Focus on Bioenergy Crops, Oral presentation.

Design of an automated reaction / regeneration system for solid alkylation catalyst. §K.C. Burch, D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson. 58th ACS NORM. Bozeman, MT, June 12-14, 2003. Paper 0048, Oral presentation.

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

Understanding the role of lignin synthesis on the harvestability of higher value cereal crop residues. §J.A. Lacey, T.H. Ulrich, J.R. Hess, D.N. Thompson, R.S. Zemetra, P.H. Berger, M.S. Cortese. 25th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Breckenridge, CO, May 4-7, 2003. Poster 1A-16.

Available soil water and its effect on microbial activity. §K.E. Baker, D.N. Thompson. 2002 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 6-10, 2002. Poster H52D-0911.

Improving feedstock characteristics through plant science: Modifying lignin biosynthesis to improve the fermentable carbon yield of wheat crop residues. §M. Cortese, P. Berger, R. Zemetra, J. Hess, T. Ulrich, D. Thompson, J. Lacey. 2002 AIChE Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 3-8, 2002. Paper 329g, Oral presentation.

Supercritical fluid regeneration of deactivated solid alkylation catalyst. §D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K. Coates. 2002 AIChE Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 3-8, 2002. Paper 235g, Oral presentation.
Multi-component harvesting for whole crop utilization. §J.R. Hess, R.L. Hoskinson, T.D. Foust, K.L. Kenney, D.N. Thompson, P.G. Shaw, J. Steciak. Bioenergy 2002, Boise, ID, Sept. 22- 26, 2002. Paper 2016, Oral presentation.

Selective harvest of higher value wheat straw components. §D.N. Thompson, T.D. Foust, D.R. Grant, J.R. Hess, R.L. Hoskinson, T.P. Houghton, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw. Bioenergy 2002, Boise, ID, Sept. 22- 26, 2002. Poster 16.

Distributed fungal harvest of higher value wheat straw components. §R.L. Hoskinson, D.N. Thompson, T.D. Foust, D.R. Grant, J.R. Hess, T.P. Houghton, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw. 2002 ASAE/CIGR Annual International Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 28-31, 2002. Paper 02-6013, Oral presentation.

Post-harvest processing methods for reduction of silica and alkali metals in wheat straw. §D.N. Thompson, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw. 24th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Gatlinburg, TN, April 28 – May 1, 2002. Poster 1-30.

Physical separation of straw stem components to reduce silica. §J.R. Hess, D.N. Thompson, R.L. Hoskinson, P.G. Shaw, D.R. Grant. 24th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Gatlinburg, TN, April 28 – May 1, 2002. Paper 1-06, Oral presentation.

Fungal bio-processing of wheat straw for straw-thermoplastic composites production. §D.N. Thompson, T.P. Houghton, J.A. Lacey, P.G. Shaw, J.R. Hess. 24th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Gatlinburg, TN, April 28 – May 1, 2002. Poster 3-37.

Microbiological production of surfactant from agricultural residuals for IOR application. §G.A. Bala, D.F. Bruhn, S.L. Fox, K.S. Noah, D.N. Thompson. SPE / DOE 13th Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, OK, April 13-17, 2002. Invited Paper, Paper 75239, Oral presentation.

Straw residue utilization for biobased products and bioenergy. §J.R. Hess, R.L. Hoskinson, T.D. Foust, D.N. Thompson. 2002 AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 10-14, 2002. Invited paper (Session 29 in Critical Issues #2 – Energy & A Sustainable Planet), Poster.

Improved methods for estimating microbial activity and moisture characteristic curves in intact unsaturated soil cores. §K.E. Baker, D.N. Thompson. 2001 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 10-14, 2001. Poster H42B-0356.

The effect of compaction on moisture characteristic curves of compactible soils measured in a UFA. §K.E. Baker, A.P. Poloski, A.T. Owen, C.W. Lindenmeier, D.N. Thompson. 2001 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 10-14, 2001. Poster H31C-0264.

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

The effect of supercritical fluids on solid acid catalyst alkylation. §D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K. Coates, D.J. Zalewski. 2001 AIChE Annual Meeting. Reno, NV, Nov. 4-9, 2001. Paper 173g, Oral presentation.

Depolymerization of biomass carbohydrates and lignin. §D.N. Thompson. 5th Biomass Conference of the Americas, Orlando, FL, Sept. 17-21, 2001. Invited Roundtable Panelist, Session 17, Oral presentation; Conference cancelled due to 9/11.

Selective harvest of higher value wheat straw components. §D.N. Thompson, T.D. Foust, D.R. Grant, J.R. Hess, R.L. Hoskinson, T.P. Houghton, J.A. Lacey, M.S. Lewis, W.T. McKean, P.G. Shaw. 5th Biomass Conference of the Americas, Orlando, FL, Sept. 17-21, 2001. Session 29, Oral presentation; Conference cancelled due to 9/11 (Abstract: http:// www.bcs-hq.com/bcota/abstracts/29/z299.pdf).

Utilization of a geocentrifuge for evaluating anisotropy in basalt and sandstone cores. §K.E. Baker, D.N. Thompson. INRA Subsurface Science Symposium. Idaho Falls, ID, Sept. 6-7, 2001. Poster.

Supercritical fluid regeneration of deactivated solid alkylation catalyst. D.N. Thompson, §D.M. Ginosar, K. Coates. 222nd ACS National Meeting. Chicago, IL, Aug. 26-30, 2001. Paper 46, Oral presentation.

Evaluation of moisture dependent anisotropy in lithified vadose zone porous media. §K.E. Baker, D.N. Thompson. Eighth Biannual Unsaturated Zone Interest Group (UZIG) Meeting, United States Geological Survey. Idaho Falls, ID, July 30 – Aug. 2, 2001. Poster.

Continuous production and separation of surfactin from potato process effluent by Bacillus subtilis 21332. K.S. Noah, S.L. Fox, D.F. Bruhn, §D.N. Thompson, G.A. Bala. 23rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Breckenridge, CO, May 6-9, 2001. Poster 3-50.

sustainable solid-acid isoparaffin alkylation using supercritical fluids. §D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K. Coates. 2000 AIChE Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 12-17, 2000. Paper 340g, Oral presentation.

Potato process effluents as feedstocks for production of value-added materials. §D.N. Thompson, G.A. Bala, M.A. Hamilton, H.J. Camin, T.R. Owings, A. Kull. 2000 SIM Annual Meeting and Exhibition. San Diego, CA, July 23-27, 2000. Invited Paper, Paper S29, Oral presentation.

Production of bacterial cellulose from alternate feedstocks. §D.N. Thompson, M.A. Hamilton. 22nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Gatlinburg, TN, May 7-11, 2000. Poster 5-08.

The effect of pretreatments on surfactin production from potato process effluent by Bacillus subtilis. §D.N. Thompson, S.L. Fox, G.A. Bala. 22nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Gatlinburg, TN, May 7-11, 2000. Paper 5-07, Oral presentation.

Isoparaffin alkylation at supercritical fluid conditions. §D.M. Ginosar, D.N. Thompson, K. Coates. Tri-States Catalyst Society Fall Meeting. Ashland, KY, Sept. 21, 1999. Invited Paper, Oral presentation.

Microbial ecology assessment of a mixed copper oxide/sulfide dump leach operation. §D.B. Bruhn, D.N. Thompson, K.S. Noah. International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium IBS’99. San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain, June 20-23, 1999. Poster.

Utilization of potato starch by Bacillus subtilis for surfactant production. §S.L. Fox, D.N. Thompson, G.A. Bala. 1999 ASM General Meeting. Chicago, IL, May 30-June 3, 1999. Poster.

Biosurfactants from potato process effluents. §D.N. Thompson, S.L. Fox, G.A. Bala. 21st Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Fort Collins, CO, May 2-6, 1999. Poster 5-09.

Abatement of selenium and heavy metal contamination in mine and agricultural drainage by reductive biological processes. §D.N. Thompson, K.S. Noah. 1st Workshop on Heavy Metal Contaminants in Water. Western Environmental Technology Office, Butte, MT, July 13-16, 1998. Invited Paper, Oral presentation.

Selenium Reduction In Mining Effluent Using a Passive Modular Reactor. §K.S. Noah, D.N. Thompson, J.M. Barnes, N.A. Yancey. 1998 Conference on Hazardous Waste Research, Snowbird, UT, May 18-21, 1998. Poster P19.

Selenium Reduction In Mining Effluent Using a Passive Modular Reactor. §K.S. Noah, D.N. Thompson, J.M. Barnes, N.A. Yancey. 1998 Conference on Hazardous Waste Research, Snowbird, UT, May 18-21, 1998. Paper 38, Oral
Presentation.

In vitro degradation of insoluble lignin in aqueous media by ligninase and manganese peroxidase. §D.N. Thompson, B.R. Hames, C.A. Reddy, H.E. Grethlein. 19th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Colorado Springs, CO, May 4-8, 1997. Paper 37, Oral presentation.

Passive abatement of acid rock drainage by sulfate-reducing bacteria. §D.N. Thompson, R.L. Sayer, K.S. Noah. 211th ACS National Meeting, Biotechnology Secretariat Symposium: Bioprocessing of High-Volume, Low-Value Substances. New Orleans, LA, March 24-28, 1996. Oral presentation.

The mechanism of in vitro depolymerization of insoluble lignin by the lignin and manganese-dependent peroxidases of Phanerochaete chrysosporium. §D.N. Thompson, H.E. Grethlein. Microbial Ecology Forum. NSF Center for Microbial Ecology. Lansing, MI, Oct. 9, 1992. Poster.

Enzyme-substrate interactions: Role of fungal enzyme mechanism and accessibility on lignocellulose biotransformation. §D.N. Thompson, H.E. Grethlein. Symposium on Microbial Community Structure: Concepts and Principles. NSF Center for Microbial Ecology. Lansing, MI, June 6, 1991. Poster.

Changes in the rate of enzymatic hydrolysis and surface area available to cellulase with pretreatment methods. §D.N. Thompson, H.C. Chen, H.E. Grethlein. Fourth International Symposium on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Raleigh, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC, May 16-19, 1989. Poster.

Awards:

ISU Outstanding Engineer, Idaho State University, College of Engineering (2010)

2008 Laboratory Director’s Award for Exceptional Engineering Achievement, Idaho National Laboratory (2009)

Finalist, 2008 INL Inventor of the Year, Idaho National Laboratory (2009)

Frontiers of Engineering, Invited Participant, National Academy of Engineering (2007)

Exceptional Contributions Award, Battelle Energy Alliance (2007(2), 2008)

Agriculture Finalist, Stoel Rives Idaho Innovation Award, Idaho Commerce & Labor Office of Science and Technology (2006)

R&D 100 Award, for Xtreme Xylanase, R&D Magazine (2006)

Outstanding Technical Paper, Bechtel Information Program, Bechtel Corporation, (2001, 2003)

Award of Merit, Bechtel Corporation (2002, 2003, 2004)

Performance-Plus Award, Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (2000, 2001, 2004)

Lockheed Excellence Award, Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (1997, 1999)

Research Interests:

Biological transformations of renewable feedstocks for processing to value-added biofuels, biochemicals and bioproducts

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